Associate Professor James William Stinear

MChiroSci (Macquarie University), MSc/PhD (University of Auckland)

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Associate Professor

Research | Current

James Stinear’s research includes the development of novel therapies that combine repetitive limb movement and non-invasive magnetic and electrical brain stimulation to induce beneficial neuroplasticity following brain injury and stroke.

He is applying these procedures to assist adults recover better postural control, leg, arm and hand function after stroke, and he is assessing a parent-administered therapy to suppress the development of movement disorders following perinatal stroke.

His research collaborations include studies being conducted in the US that examine neural adaptation to tendon transfer surgery in patients with spinal cord injury, and the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to treat aphasia.


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tian, T., Budgett, S., Smalldridge, J., Hayward, L., Stinear, J., & Kruger, J. (2017). Assessing exercises recommended for women at risk of pelvic floor disorders using multivariate statistical techniques. International urogynecology journal10.1007/s00192-017-3473-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Jennifer Kruger
  • Nolan, P. B., Carrick-Ranson, G., Stinear, J. W., Reading, S. A., & Dalleck, L. C. (2017). Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome components in young adults: A pooled analysis. Preventive medicine reports, 7, 211-215. 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.07.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Graeme Carrick-Ranson, Paul Nolan, Stacey Reading
  • McCambridge, A. B., Stinear, J. W., Peek, S., & Byblow, W. D. (2017). Propriospinal cutaneous-induced EMG suppression is unaltered by anodal tDCS of healthy motor cortex. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 128 (9), 1608-1616. 10.1016/j.clinph.2017.06.035
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow
  • Ward, S., Wiedemann, L., Stinear, C., Stinear, J., & McDaid, A. (2017). The influence of the Re-Link Trainer on gait symmetry in healthy adults. IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics : [proceedings], 2017, 276-282. 10.1109/icorr.2017.8009259
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear
  • Chen, C.-Y., Georgieff, M., Elison, J., Chen, M., Stinear, J., Mueller, B., ... Gillick, B. (2017). Understanding Brain Reorganization in Infants With Perinatal Stroke Through Neuroexcitability and Neuroimaging. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 29 (2), 173-178. 10.1097/pep.0000000000000365
  • Smith, M.-C., Stinear, J. W., Alan Barber, P., & Stinear, C. M. (2017). Effects of non-target leg activation, TMS coil orientation, and limb dominance on lower limb motor cortex excitability. Brain research, 1655, 10-16. 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.11.004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Alan Barber, Marie-Claire Smith
  • Kora, K., Stinear, J., & McDaid, A. (2016). Design, Analysis, and Optimization of an Acute Stroke Gait Rehabilitation Device. Journal of Medical Devices, 11 (1)10.1115/1.4035127
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kazuto Kora
  • Smith, M. C., Stinear, J., Barber, P. A., & Stinear, C. M. (12/11/2016). An algorithm to predict recovery of independent ambulation after stroke. Poster presented at Neuroscience 2016: Society for Neuroscience 46th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Alan Barber, Marie-Claire Smith

Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 731 - Bldg 731
Level 3, Room 341
New Zealand