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Dr Carmel McEniery

Dr Carmel McEniery

Senior Research Associate

College Lecturer in Physiology

Research themes

Experimental Medicine:

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the haemodynamic consequences of ageing, with a particular focus on arterial stiffening and central blood pressure. I am also interested in the factors underlying the development of hypertension in young individuals, including the influence of ethnicity.

I am involved in the Anglo-Cardiff Collaborative Trial, a large, community-based investigation into the influence of ageing on blood pressure and arterial haemodynamics and I lead the ENIGMA and ENIGMA-Ethnicity Studies, both large, longitudinal follow-up studies investigating the natural history of blood pressure in young adults.


pre-eclampsia ; hypertension ; haemodynamic monitoring


Key Publications

Evaluating the role of inflammation in chronic airways disease: the ERICA study. Mohan D, Gale NS, McEniery CM, Bolton CE, Cockcroft JR, MacNee W, Fuld J, Lomas DA, Calverley PM, Shale DJ, Miller BE, Wilkinson IB, Tal-Singer R, Polkey MI; ERICA Consortium. COPD. 2014 Sep;11(5):552-9.

S-Nitrosoglutathione improves haemodynamics in early-onset pre-eclampsia. Everett TR, Wilkinson IB, Mahendru AA, McEniery CM, Garner SF, Goodall AH, Lees CC. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Sep;78(3):660-9.

Central blood pressure: current evidence and clinical importance. McEniery CM, Cockcroft JR, Roman MJ, Franklin SS, Wilkinson IB. Eur Heart J. 2014 Jul;35(26):1719-25.

A longitudinal study of maternal cardiovascular function from preconception to the postpartum period. Mahendru AA, Everett TR, Wilkinson IB, Lees CC, McEniery CM. J Hypertens. 2014 Apr;32(4):849-56.

Estimation of aortic pulse pressure using Fourier velocity encoded M-mode MR. Taviani V, Hickson SS, Hardy CJ, Patterson AJ, Young VE, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Gillard JH, Graves MJ. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jan;39(1):85-93.

Aortic pulse wave velocity improves cardiovascular event prediction: an individual participant meta-analysis of prospective observational data from 17,635 subjects. Ben-Shlomo Y, Spears M, Boustred C, May M, Anderson SG, Benjamin EJ, Boutouyrie P, Cameron J, Chen CH, Cruickshank JK, Hwang SJ, Lakatta EG, Laurent S, Maldonado J, Mitchell GF, Najjar SS, Newman AB, Ohishi M, Pannier B, Pereira T, Vasan RS, Shokawa T, Sutton-Tyrell K, Verbeke F, Wang KL, Webb DJ, Willum Hansen T, Zoungas S, McEniery CM, Cockcroft JR, Wilkinson IB. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 25;63(7):636-46.

Isolated systolic hypertension in the young: a need for clarity. McEniery CM, Franklin SS, Wilkinson IB, Cockcroft JR. J Hypertens. 2013 Sep;31(9):1911-3.

Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity assessment using novel cuff-based techniques: comparison with tonometric measurement. Butlin M, Qasem A, Battista F, Bozec E, McEniery CM, Millet-Amaury E, Pucci G, Wilkinson IB, Schillaci G, Boutouyrie P, Avolio AP. J Hypertens. 2013 Nov;31(11):2237-43.

The pressures of aging. McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB. Hypertension. 2013 Nov;62(5):823-4.

The feasibility of prospectively studying maternal cardiovascular changes from before conception. Mahendru AA, Everett TR, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Lees CC. Hypertens Res. 2013 Aug;36(8):698-704.

Habitual exercise and blood pressure: age dependency and underlying mechanisms. McDonnell BJ, Maki-Petaja KM, Munnery M, Yasmin, Wilkinson IB, Cockcroft JR, McEniery CM. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Mar;26(3):334-41.

Mid-trimester maternal heart rate is related to neonatal birth weight. Everett TR, Mahendru AA, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Lees CC. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jul;26(11):1082-5.

Unsafe health and safety: sphygmomanometer cuffs are not interchangeable. Shaw KC, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Brown MJ. J Hum Hypertens. 2013 Jul;27(7):434-6.

Evaluation of the Vicorder, a novel cuff-based device for the noninvasive estimation of central blood pressure. Pucci G, Cheriyan J, Hubsch A, Hickson SS, Gajendragadkar PR, Watson T, O'Sullivan M, Woodcock-Smith J, Schillaci G, Wilkinson IB, McEniery CM. J Hypertens. 2013 Jan;31(1):77-85.

Cardiovascular function in women with recurrent miscarriage, pre-eclampsia and/or intrauterine growth restriction. Mahendru AA, Everett TR, McEniery CM, Wilkinson IB, Lees CC. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Mar;26(4):351-6.

Maternal cardiovascular changes from pre-pregnancy to very early pregnancy. Mahendru AA, Everett TR, Wilkinson IB, Lees CC, McEniery CM. J Hypertens. 2012 Nov;30(11):2168-72.