Professor José González-Alonso
Professor in Exercise and Cardiovascular Physiology
José González-Alonso is a professor of exercise and cardiovascular physiology and Director of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation (CSMHP) since 2015. José joined Brunel University London in 2006 and served as the Director the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance from 2006-2013. Prior to that, he worked for 6 years as a senior researcher at The Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, Rigshospitalet, a centre of excellence in integrative human physiology led by Professor Bengt Saltin, and for 5½ years as a post-doctoral fellow at the then Department of Human Physiology, August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed his MA and PhD in Exercise Physiology at the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, USA, under the supervision of Professor Edward F. Coyle, and his undergraduate studies (Licenciado) in Physical Education at the ‘Instituto Nacional de Educación Física de Cataluña,’ University of Barcelona, Spain.
He has authored or co-authored more than 100 original research articles, reviews and perspectives (Google Scholar total citations > 9600 with a h-index of 51) and given more than 60 invited presentations at international scientific conferences and meetings including some keynote lectures. His main area of expertise is integrative physiology of exercise with particular emphasis on human cardiovascular control and skeletal muscle blood flow regulation during exercise and environmental stress. His research has implications not only for human performance and health, but also for rehabilitation and the treatment of some cardiovascular disorders.
José is currently a member of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Scientific Committee and Board (2016-2024) and a member of Editorial Board of the European Journal of Applied Physiology (2010-2019) and Frontiers in Exercise Physiology (2016- 2020). He has served as a member of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) sub-panel 26 Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism and a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Physiology (2010-2013).
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
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
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
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
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