People

Dr James Pethick

Lecturer
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Dr James Pethick

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Exercise physiology

Neuromuscular fatigue

Complexity

Fractal scaling

Electromyography

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Professional Skills and Development 1 (SE101)

  • Anatomy and Physiology (SE105)

  • Professional Skills 2 (SE201)

  • Exercise Physiology (SE203)

  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (SE230)

  • Research Project (SE309)

  • Applied Physiology (SE735)

  • Research Project (SE740)

Publications

Journal articles (14)

Pethick, J. and Piasecki, M., (2022). Alterations in Muscle Force Control With Aging: Is There a Modulatory Effect of Lifelong Physical Activity?. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. 4, 817770-

Clark, NC. and Pethick, J., (2022). Variability and complexity of knee neuromuscular control during an isometric task in uninjured physically active adults: a secondary analysis exploring right/left and dominant/nondominant asymmetry. Applied Sciences. 12 (9), 4762-4762

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2021). Did you know? Using entropy and fractal geometry to quantify fluctuations in physiological outputs. Acta Physiologica. 233 (4), e13670-

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2021). Fatigue-induced changes in knee-extensor torque complexity and muscle metabolic rate are dependent on joint angle. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 121 (11), 3117-3131

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2021). Physiological complexity: influence of ageing, disease and neuromuscular fatigue on muscle force and torque fluctuations. Experimental Physiology. 106 (10), 2046-2059

Pethick, J., Casselton, C., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2021). Ischemic Preconditioning Blunts Loss of Knee Extensor Torque Complexity with Fatigue.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 53 (2), 306-315

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2020). Physiological Evidence that the Critical Torque Is a Phase Transition Not a Threshold. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 52 (11), 2390-2401

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2019). Relationship between muscle metabolic rate and muscle torque complexity during fatiguing intermittent isometric contractions in humans. Physiological Reports. 7 (18), e14240-

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2019). Fatigue reduces the complexity of knee extensor torque during fatiguing sustained isometric contractions. European Journal of Sport Science. 19 (10), 1349-1358

Pethick, J., Whiteaway, K., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2019). Prolonged depression of knee-extensor torque complexity following eccentric exercise. Experimental Physiology. 104 (1), 100-111

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2018). Effects of ipsilateral and contralateral fatigue and muscle blood flow occlusion on the complexity of knee-extensor torque output in humans. Experimental Physiology. 103 (7), 956-967

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2018). Caffeine Ingestion Attenuates Fatigue-induced Loss of Muscle Torque Complexity.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 50 (2), 236-245

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2016). Loss of knee extensor torque complexity during fatiguing isometric muscle contractions occurs exclusively above the critical torque.. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 310 (11), R1144-R1153

Pethick, J., Winter, SL. and Burnley, M., (2015). Fatigue reduces the complexity of knee extensor torque fluctuations during maximal and submaximal intermittent isometric contractions in man. The Journal of Physiology. 593 (8), 2085-2096

Contact

jp20193@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872289

Location:

ESA.3.12, Colchester Campus