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)

  • McCambridge, A. B., Stinear, J. W., & Byblow, W. D. (2018). Revisiting interhemispheric imbalance in chronic stroke: A tDCS study. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 129 (1), 42-50. 10.1016/j.clinph.2017.10.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow
  • 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: 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, 128 (9), 1608-1616. 10.1016/j.clinph.2017.06.035
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow
  • Srzich, A., Cirillo, J., Stinear, J., Coxon, J., McMorland, A., & Anson, J. (2017). High hypnotic susceptibility is associated with faster performance in precued reaction time tasks. Paper presented at Progress in Motor Control XI, Miami, Florida. 20 July - 22 July 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Greg Anson, John Cirillo, Angus McMorland
  • 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, Lukas Wiedemann
  • 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
  • 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

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Primary office location

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