James is a Professor of Medical Research and heads the Blood Pressure Research Group at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Hobart) where he holds the position of Deputy Director.
James’s research program is dedicated to the challenging goal of reducing blood pressure-related premature death and disability. This research traverses basic human blood pressure physiology to clinical trials and public health programs. He has published 290 papers in the cardiovascular field, including as lead author on national and international consensus statements.
James greatly values the research collaborations he has with colleagues in Australia and internationally. Together they are working to translate research knowledge to improve the accuracy of blood pressure devices and blood pressure measurement. This work has influenced regulatory pathways in the Americas and had global reach with an impact on awareness, policy, and practice guidelines.