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Dr John Temesi

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

John began his sport and exercise science journey at the University of British Columbia, Canada (BHKin) and then continued at the University of Sydney, Australia (MApplSci) where he investigated the effect of carbohydrate ingestion on sport performance in athletes with spinal cord injury. He then completed a PhD at Université Jean Monnet, France (PhD) by investigating the effects of sport and exercise on neuromuscular function, especially during extreme efforts. Most recently, John was a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct assistant professor at University of Calgary, Canada where he continued to investgate the effects of exercise on neuromusular function in healthy and clinical populations. John joined Northumbria University as a senior lecturer in exercise and sport science in September 2018. His main research interests are in exercise physiology and neuromuscular physiology in healthy and clinical populations.


John Temesi

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

John's research interests are largely in the areas of exercise physiology and neuromsucular phsyiology across the spectrum from clinical populations to athletes. Some specific interests are the effects of exercise in clinical populations as it relates to fatigue, quality of life and disease mechanisms. He also has an interest in undersatnding the effects of (ultra-)endurance exercise.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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. 10 Mar 2021, 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. Jan 2021, In: Experimental Brain Research
  • 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
  • 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: Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial, Twomey, R., Martin, T., Temesi, J., Culos-Reed, S., Millet, G. 24 Jul 2018, In: BMC Cancer

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Rosiered Brownson-Smith Exercise as a treatment for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in women with breast cancer Start Date: 18/01/2021

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