School of Health and Life Sciences

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

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 (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