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.


Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member, Department of Exercise Sciences Postgraduate Committee.

Chair, Department of Exercise Sciences Clinic Operations Committee.


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lixandrão MC, Stinear, J. W., Rich, T., Chen, C.-Y., Feyma, T., Meekins, G. D., & Gillick, B. T. (2020). EMG breakthrough during cortical silent period in congenital hemiparesis: a descriptive case series. Brazilian journal of physical therapy, 24 (1), 20-29. 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.11.002
  • Nemanich, S. T., Chen, C.-Y., Chen, M., Zorn, E., Mueller, B., Peyton, C., ... Georgieff, M. (2019). Safety and Feasibility of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an Exploratory Assessment of Corticospinal Connectivity in Infants After Perinatal Brain Injury: An Observational Study. Physical therapy, 99 (6), 689-700. 10.1093/ptj/pzz028
  • Srzich, A. J., Cirillo, J., Stinear, J. W., Coxon, J. P., McMorland, A. J. C., & Anson, J. G. (2019). Does hypnotic susceptibility influence information processing speed and motor cortical preparatory activity?. Neuropsychologia, 129, 179-190. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.03.014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cirillo, Angus McMorland, Greg Anson
  • Nolan, P. B., Carrick-Ranson, G., Stinear, J. W., Reading, S. A., & Dalleck, L. C. (2019). Parent's Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass, and Chronic Disease Status Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Young Adults: A Preliminary Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (10).10.3390/ijerph16101768
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stacey Reading
  • van Vugt, Y., Stinear, J., Claire Davies, T., & Zhang, Y. (2019). Postural stability during gait for adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis. Journal of biomechanics, 88, 12-17. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2019.03.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: yanxin Zhang
  • Reading, S. A., Stinear, J. W., & Whyte, K. F. (2019). Respiratory Diseases. In W. R. Thompson (Ed.) ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology (pp. 365-439). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stacey Reading, Kenneth Whyte
  • Ward, S. H., Wiedemann, L., Stinear, J., Stinear, C., & McDaid, A. (2018). The effect of a novel gait retraining device on lower limb kinematics and muscle activation in healthy adults. Journal of biomechanics, 77, 183-189. 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Andrew McDaid
  • Kesar, T. M., Stinear, J. W., & Wolf, S. L. (2018). The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to evaluate cortical excitability of lower limb musculature: Challenges and opportunities. Restorative neurology and neuroscience, 36 (3), 333-348. 10.3233/rnn-170801

Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 907 - Bldg 907
Level 1, Room 100C3
New Zealand