Brief CV

Curriculum Vitae: James Brian Mercer                       updated 16.10.2015


Sex: male                                   Year of birth: 1949                        Nationality: Irish


Present positions:

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;

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