Barry McDonnell

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Cardiff Metropolitan University


Dr Barry McDonnell is a Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology. His research programme aims to understand the interactions between blood pressure and large artery haemodynamics in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Through his collaborative research, Barry has been awarded funding through competitive national and international funding streams (e.g. EU Horizon2020, British Heart Foundation, Health and Care Research Wales & National Institute for Health (US)). Dr McDonnell leads the Cardiff Met. Cardiovascular Physiology Research and Innovation Group and the UK and Ireland’s May Measurement Month (MMM) blood pressure awareness campaign. Barry is currently working as the Work Group-1 vice-lead for the European Cost Action - Vascular Ageing Network, and is editor for the journal Artery Research.