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Dr John Temesi

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

John began his educational journey in sport science by completing an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His next stop was the other side of the world at the University of Sydney in Australia where he examined the effect of carbohydrate ingestion on exercise performance in athletes with complete spinal cord injury. Eventually John returned to academic endeavours and completed a PhD at Université Jean Monnet in France. His PhD examined the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to evaluate fatigue in extreme exercise conditions (i.e. ultra-endurance exercise, sleep deprivation) and he was also involved in investigating the effects of a home-based training study in persons with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Most recently, John was post-doctoral fellow and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary. His primary research area was investigating possible mechanisms leading to cancer-related fatigue and the effects of tailoring training to address cancer-related fatigue. John was also involved in methodological advancements in neuromuscular fatigue evaluation and more fundamental investigations to understand limb differences in fatigue development. Now John is at Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology, having begun at the start of September 2018.

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Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Spinal contribution to neuromuscular recovery differs between elbow-flexor and knee-extensor muscles after a maximal sustained fatiguing task, Vernillo, G., Temesi, J., Martin, M., Krüger, R., Millet, G. 5 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Neurophysiology
  • The Relationship between Fatigue and Actigraphy-Derived Sleep and Rest-Activity Patterns in Cancer Survivors, Martin, T., Twomey, R., Medysky, M., Temesi, J., Culos-Reed, S., Millet, G. 22 Oct 2020, In: Current Oncology
  • Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to assess relaxation rates in unfatigued and fatigued knee-extensor muscles, Vernillo, G., Khassetarash, A., Millet, G., Temesi, J. 2 Nov 2020, In: Experimental Brain Research
  • Neurophysiological responses and adaptation following repeated bouts of maximal lengthening contractions in young and older adults, Škarabot, J., Ansdell, P., Temesi, J., Howatson, G., Goodall, S., Durbaba, R. 1 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Sustained maximal voluntary contractions elicit different neurophysiological responses in upper- and lower-limb muscles in men, Temesi, J., Vernillo, G., Martin, M., Krüger, R., McNeil, C., Millet, G. 1 Dec 2019, In: Neuroscience
  • An Innovative Ergometer to Measure Neuromuscular Fatigue Immediately after Cycling, Doyle-Baker, D., Temesi, J., Medysky, M., Holash, R., Millet, G. 1 Feb 2018, In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Do aerobic characteristics explain isometric exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue and recovery in upper and lower limbs?, Vernillo, G., Temesi, J., Martin, M., Millet, G. 3 Aug 2018, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Faster V̇O2 kinetics after priming exercises of different duration but same fatigue, Mattioni Maturana, F., Peyrard, A., Temesi, J., Millet, G., Murias, J. 19 May 2018, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Mechanisms of Fatigue and Recovery in Upper versus Lower Limbs in Men, Vernillo, G., Temesi, J., Martin, M., Millet, G. 1 Feb 2018, In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Tailored exercise interventions to reduce fatigue in cancer survivors, Twomey, R., Martin, T., Temesi, J., Culos-Reed, S., Millet, G. 24 Jul 2018, In: BMC Cancer

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