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Professor José González-Alonso

Professor José González-Alonso
Professor In Exercise & Cardiovascular Physiology



  • PhD in Exercise Physiology (1994). Dept. Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • MA in Exercise Physiology (1991). Dept. Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • Licenciado en Educación Física (1987). Instituto Nacional de Educación Física de Cataluña, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Previous positions

  • 1999-2005: Senior Research Fellow. The Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1994-1998: Post-doctoral Fellow. Human Physiology Department, August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1988-1994: Research Fellow. Human Performance Laboratory, Dept. Kinesiology and Health Education. University of Texas at Austin, USA.


  • 2003: Fellowship from the Copenhagen Hospital System
  • 1998: Post-doctoral fellowship from Team Denmark
  • 1996-1998: Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship, European Commission
  • 1996: Post-doctoral fellowship from Team Danmark
  • 1995: Post-doctoral fellowship from The Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark
  • 1993-1994: Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science: Doctors and technologists.
  • 1988-1992: Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science: Graduate studies
  • 1982-1987: Scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain: Undergraduate studies.


Director of Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Newest selected publications

Trangmar, SJ. and González-Alonso, J. (2017) 'New insights into the impact of dehydration on blood flow and metabolism during exercise'. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 45 (3). pp. 146 - 153. ISSN: 0091-6331

Journal article

Pomella, N., Wilhelm, EN., Kolyva, C., Gonzales-Alonso, J., Rakobowchuck, M. and Khir, AW. (Accepted) 'Common carotid artery diameter, blood flow velocity and wave intensity responses at rest and during exercise in young healthy humans – A reproducibility study'. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 43. pp. 943 - 957. ISSN: 0301-5629 Open Access Link

Journal article

Trangmar, SJ., Chiesa, ST., Kalsi, KK., Secher, NH. and González-Alonso, J. (Accepted) 'Whole body hyperthermia, but not skin hyperthermia, accelerates brain and locomotor limb circulatory strain and impairs exercise capacity in humans'. Physiol Rep.Open Access Link

Journal article

Kalsi, KK., Chiesa, ST., Trangmar, SJ., Ali, L., Lotlikar, MD. and González-Alonso, J. (2016) 'Mechanisms for the control of local tissue blood flow during thermal interventions: influence of temperature-dependent ATP release from human blood and endothelial cells'. Exp Physiol, 102 (2). pp. 228 - 244. ISSN: 0958-0670 Open Access Link

Journal article

Wilhelm, EN., González-Alonso, J., Parris, C. and Rakobowchuk, M. (2016) 'Exercise intensity modulates the appearance of circulating microvesicles with pro-angiogenic potential upon endothelial cells.'. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 311 (5). pp. H1297 - H1310.Open Access Link

Journal article
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