Faculty of Health

Dr Matthew Wallen

Phone: 53279618
Email: m.wallen@federation.edu.au
Room: P941
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Human movement and sport sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD (Exercise Physiology) (QLD)
  • BExSS (Hons 1) (QLD)

Accreditations

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA)
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA)

Teaching areas

  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Exercise science
  • Research Principles

Professional associations

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society

Research interests

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a risk stratification tool prior to elective and non-elective surgery
  • Exercise training (preconditioning) prior to elective and non-elective surgery
  • Impact of chemotherapy/chemoradiotherapy on cardiopulmonary and vascular function
  • The safety and efficacy of exercise training across the continuum of liver disease
  • High intensity interval training (HIIT) for clinical populations

Publications

  • Thompson, I.G., Wallen, M.P., Hall, A., Ferris, R., Gotley, D.C., Barbour, A.P., Lee, A., Thomas, J., Smithers, B.M. (2018). Neoadjuvant therapy reduces cardiopulmonary fitness in patients undergoing oesophagectomy. International Journal of Surgery (In Press).
  • Wallen, M.P., Hall, A., Dias, K.A., Ramos, J.S., Keating, S.E., Woodward, A.J., Skinner, T.L., Macdonald, G.A., Arena, R. & Coombes, J.S. (2017). Impact of beta-blockers on cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with advanced liver disease. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 46(8), 741-747.
  • Keating, S.E., Parker, H.M., Hickman, I.J., Gomersall, S.R., Wallen, M.P., Coombes, J.S., Macdonald, G.A., George, J. & Johnson, N.A. (2017). NAFLD in clinical practice: can simple blood and anthropometric markers be used to detect change in liver fat measures by 1H-MRS? Liver International, 37(12), 1907-1915.
  • Ramos, J.S., Dalleck, l., Borrani, F., Beetham, K.S., Mielke, G.I., Dias, K.A., Wallen, M.P., Keating, S.E., Fassett, R.G., Coombes, J.S. (2016). High-intensity interval training and cardiac autonomic control in individuals with metabolic syndrome. International Journal of Cardiology, 245, 245-252.
  • Ramos, J.S., Dalleck, L.C., Borrani, F., Keating, S.E., Wallen, M.P., Fassett, R.G. & Coombes, J.S. (2016). Low-volume high intensity interval training is sufficient to ameliorate the severity of the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 15(7), 319-328.
  • Dias, K.A., Masterson, C.E., Wallen, M.P., Tjonna, A.E., Hosseini, M.S, Davies, P.S.W, Cain, P.A., Leong, G.M., Arena, R., Ingul, C.B. & Coombes, J.S. (2016). Assessment of the five-minute oxygen uptake efficiency slope in obese children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(3), 350-360.
  • McCoy, S.M., Campbell, K.L., Lassemillante, A.M., Wallen, M.P., Fawcett, J., Jarrett, M., Macdonald, G.A., & Hickman, I.J. (2016). Changes in dietary patterns and body composition within 12 months of liver transplantation. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition 6(5), 317-326.
  • Wallen, M. P., Skinner, T. L., Pavey, T. G., Hall, A., Macdonald, G. A., & Coombes, J. S. (2016). Safety, adherence and efficacy of exercise training in solid-organ transplant candidates: A systematic review. Transplantation Reviews, 30(4), 218-26.
  • Wallen, M. P., Gomersall, S. R., Keating, S. E., Wisløff, U., & Coombes, J. S. (2016). Accuracy of Heart Rate Watches: Implications for Weight Management. PLoS ONE,11(5), e0154420-11.
  • Wallen, M. P., Hall, A., Dias, K. A., Ramos, J. S., Keating, S. E., Skinner, T. L., et al. (2016). The Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope Is Not Influenced By Beta-blockade In End-stage Liver Disease Patients. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,48(5), s711.
  • Wallen, M.P., Keating, S.E., Hall, A., Skinner, T.L., Woodward, A.J., Macdonald, G.A., Coombes, J.S. (2016). Safety, adherence and efficacy of a 4-week randomised-controlled trial of exercise training in patients awaiting liver transplantation. Journal of Hepatology, 64(2), s548.
  • Wallen, M.P., Hall, A., Skinner, T.L., Woodward, A.J., Coombes, J.S., Macdonald, G.A. (2016). Ventilatory threshold predicts episodes of sepsis in end-stage liver disease patients awaiting liver transplantation. Journal of Hepatology, 64(2), s275-76.
  • Dias, K. A., Masterson, C. E., Wallen, M. P., Ingul, C. B., Davies, P. S. W., Leong, G. M., et al. (2016). The Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope Reflects Exercise-training Induced Changes In VO2max In Obese Children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,48(5), s1024.
  • Coombes, J. S., Masterson, C. E., Wallen, M. P., Ingul, C. B., Davies, P. S. W., Leong, G. M., et al. (2016). Validity Of Six-minute Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope In Obese Children To Determine Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,48(5), s1023.
  • Woodward, A.J., Wallen, M.P., King, S., Ward, L.C., Coombes, J.S. & Macdonald, G.A. (2016). Ultrasound muscle thickness for the bedside assessment of sarcopenia in patients with cirrhosis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 31(2): s119.
  • Wallen, M.P., Woodward, A.J., Skinner, T.L., Macdonald, G.A., Coombes, J.S. (2014). Pre-operative cardiorespiratory fitness and post-operative cardiometabolic disease in liver transplant recipients. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 29(1): s97.

Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Scholarship)
  • Dean’s commendation for high academic achievement (2009-2012) - The University of Queensland
  • Patrick Cuskelly Memorial Prize for outstanding practicum performance in Exercise Science
    The University of Queensland
  • School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2013-2014)
    The University of Queensland