Curriculum Vitae: James Brian Mercer updated 16.10.2015
Sex: male Year of birth: 1949 Nationality: Irish
Professor Emeritus : Medical Imaging Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
Professor: Dept Radiology, University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, Norway (since 2005-20% position).
Previous academic positions:
1974 – 1978 & 1980-1981: Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Physiological & Clinical Research, W.G. Kerkhoff Institute, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
1978 – 1980: Research Assistant Dept. Physiology, Justus-Liebig Univ., Giessen, Germany.
1981 – 1992 Assoc. Professor: Dept. Arctic Biology, IMB, University of Tromsø.
1992 – 1994 Professor: Dept Arctic Biology, IMB, University of Tromsø.
1994 -2013 Professor: Cardiovascular Research Group, IMB, University of Tromsø.
2013 – today Professor: Medical Imaging Research Group, IMB, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway.
Academic degree (University and year):
1971 University of Dublin, Trinity College: Second Division Moderatorship B.A. with honours in Natural Sciences (Zoology).
1975 University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Ph.D. (Physiology)
Affiliation in academic and professional committees/Scientific peer-review work
Past President: European Association of Thermology (EAT) (2009-2015) – now life time honorary member.
Working Group Member: International Standards Organization (2009 – 2011)
Editorial Associate: European J. Physiol; Editorial Board (2004-2007)
Edtorial Board: Thermology International (2005 –present)
Ad hoc referee: Eur. J. Physiol – Pflugers Archiv, American J. Physiol; J. Comp. Physiol. B; Acta Physiol Scand; Physiol Behavior; Lancet; J. Thermal Biology; Eur. J. Appl. Physiol;