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Dr John Temesi

Assistant Professor

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 an assistant professor in exercise and sport science in September 2018. His main research interests are in the areas of neuromechanics, exercise physiology and applied biomechanics in athletic, healthy and clinical populations.


John Temesi

John's research interests are largely in the areas of neuromechanics, exercise physiology and applied biomechanics 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 using (ultra-)endurance exercise as a model to study changes in the human body, with a particular focus on the neuromuscular system.

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  • Effect of exercise before and/or during taxane-containing chemotherapy treatment on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms in women with breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis, Brownson-Smith, R., Orange, S., Cresti, N., Hunt, K., Saxton, J., Temesi, J. 24 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Cancer Survivorship
  • Mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigability in people with cancer-related fatigue, Brownstein, C., Twomey, R., Temesi, J., Medysky, M., Culos-Reed, S., Millet, G. 1 Aug 2022, In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Performance fatigability and recovery after dynamic multi-joint maximal exercise in elbow flexors versus knee extensors., Colosio, M., Rasica, L., Baldassarre, G., Temesi, J., Vernillo, G., Marzorati, M., Porcelli, S. 1 Sep 2022, In: American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
  • Physiological and psychosocial correlates of cancer related fatigue, Brownstein, C., Twomey, R., Temesi, J., Wrightson, J., Martin, T., Medysky, M., Culos-Reed, S., Millet, G. 1 Dec 2022, In: Journal of Cancer Survivorship
  • Reliability of relaxation properties of knee-extensor muscles induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation, Vernillo, G., Barbi, C., Temesi, J., Giurato, G., Laginestra, F., Martignon, C., Schena, F., Venturelli, M. 1 Jun 2022, In: Neuroscience Letters
  • Effect of race distance on performance fatigability in male trail and ultra-trail runners, Temesi, J., Besson, T., Parent, A., Singh, B., Martin, V., Brownstein, C., Espeit, L., Royer, N., Rimaud, D., Lapole, T., Féasson, L., Millet, G. 1 Sep 2021, In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
  • Sex Differences in Neuromuscular Fatigue and Changes in Cost of Running after Mountain Trail Races of Various Distances, Besson, T., Parent, A., Brownstein, C., Espeit, L., Lapole, T., Martin, V., Royer, N., Rimaud, D., Sabater Pastor, F., Singh, B., Varesco, G., Rossi, J., Temesi, J., Millet, G. 1 Nov 2021, In: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE)
  • 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. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Neurophysiology

Rosiered Brownson-Smith The effect and feasibility of exercise prehabilitation and neurophysiological assessments on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients receiving taxane-based chemotherapy. Start Date: 18/01/2021

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