School of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Matthew Wallen

Phone: 53279618
Email: m.wallen@federation.edu.au
Room: P909
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Exercise and sport science

Qualifications

  • PhD (Exercise Physiology) (QLD)
  • BExSS (Hons 1) (QLD)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
  • Accredited Sport Scientist (AES)

Teaching areas

  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Exercise science and sports performance
  • Research principles
  • Research supervision

Professional associations

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

Research interests

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a risk stratification tool prior to major surgery for cancer and solid-organ transplantation
  • Exercise training (preconditioning) prior to major surgery for cancer and solid-organ transplantation
  • 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 (last 5 years)

Refereed Articles

Wallen, M.P., Woodward, A.J., Hall, A., Skinner, T.L., Coombes, J.S. & Macdonald, G.A. (2018). Poor cardiorespiratory fitness is a risk factor for sepsis in patients awaiting liver transplantation. Transplantation (In press).

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, 53, 86-92.

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.

Woodward, A.J., Wallen, M.P., Ryan J., Ward, L.C., Coombes, J.S., Macdonald, G.A. (2017). Pre-liver transplant visceral adipose tissue predicts the early development of metabolic syndrome post-transplant. Journal of Hepatology, 68: s384-s385.

Woodward, A.J., Wallen, M.P., Ryan J., Ward, L.C., Coombes, J.S., Macdonald, G.A. (2017). Pre-liver transplant visceral adipose tissue predicts the early development of metabolic syndrome after transplant. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 32(1), s112-s113.

Coombes, J. S., Masterson, C. E., Wallen, M. P., Ingul, C. B., Davies, P. S. W., Leong, G. M., et al. (2016). Validity of the six-minute oxygen uptake efficiency slope in obese children to determine cardiorespiratory fitness. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(5), s1023.

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.

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: s112-113.

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.

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., 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., 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: s97.

Grants (last 5 years)

Rawstorn, Wallen, Cartledge, Islam, Evans, Maddison, Amerena (2018-2020). Identifying barrier, facilitators and strategies for implementing cardiac tele-rehabilitation to address access inequalities in Western Victoria. Western Alliance. Associate Investigator. Awarded: $78,312.

Wallen (2018). Research Support Funding for Cortex Metalyser equipment. School of Health and Life Sciences, Federation University Australia. Principal Investigator. Awarded: $836.

Wallen (2018). Research Support funding for a COSMED cycle ergometer. School of Health and Life Sciences, Federation University Australia. Principal Investigator. Awarded: $7,073.

Wallen, Ramos, Pascoe, Grace (2018). The acute effects of low-volume and high-volume high-intensity interval training on arterial stiffness in adults. Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia. Principal Investigator. Awarded: $4,500.

Grace, Wallen, Wong Shee, Evans, Brown (2018). Developing a best-practice, pre-operative exercise therapy ‘prehabilitation’ model for patients with prostate, colon and breast cancer, in the Grampians region of Victoria. Western Alliance. Co-principal Investigator. Awarded: $98,244.