James Wrightson

James WrightsonPostdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary (Canada)

02/2018 - 02/2019 - Calgary, Canada

Relationship between acute fatigue resistance and chronic fatigue in clinical populations (Principal Supervisor)


Dr. James Wrightson is a postdoctoral scholar in the Pediatric Onset of Neuromotor Impairments (PONI) Lab and the Calgary Perinatal Stroke Program at the University of Calgary. His work is supported by fellowships from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Wrightson’s research uses non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to elucidate the neurophysiological factors which influence motor control and fatigue in children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Wrightson joined Prof. Millet’s Neuromuscular Fatigue laboratory as a postdoctoral associate in 2018, where he assisted with studies utilizing non-invasive brain stimulation to examine the neurophysiological correlates of cancer-related fatigue and exercise-induced fatigue. Dr. Wrightson’s doctoral research used non-invasive brain stimulation to probe the ability of adults to divide attention during walking, and he has received training in brain stimulation funded by the Physiological Society. Dr. Wrightson has published peer-reviewed articles on the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in gait, exercise and individuals with perinatal stroke.


Main publications associated with this work

James G Wrightson, Rosie Twomey, Samuel T Yeung, Guillaume Y Millet. No effect of tDCS of the primary motor cortex on isometric exercise performance or perceived fatigue. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2019 Dec 17.

Rosie Twomey, Samuel T Yeung, James G Wrightson, Guillaume Y Millet, S Nicole Culos-Reed . Post-exertional malaise in people with chronic cancer-related fatigue. J Pain Symptom Manage.2020 Feb 24

Jérôme Koral, Dustin J Oranchuk, James G Wrightson, Rosie Twomey, Guillaume Y Millet . Mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigue and recovery in unilateral versus bilateral maximal voluntary contractions. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2020 Apr 1.

Dustin J Oranchuk, Jérôme Koral, Gustavo R da Mota, James G Wrightson, Rogério Soares, Rosie Twomey, Guillaume Y Millet. Effect of total blood flow occlusion on neuromuscular fatigue following sustained maximal isometric contraction. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2019 Dec 6.