Dr Matthew David Jones
Lecturer

Dr Matthew David Jones

  • PhD (Physiology & Pharmacology), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • MSc (Research), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • BExPhys, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (2011 - present)
medicine-health
Exercise Physiology

I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health. I was awarded my PhD from UNSW Sydney in 2017. My clinical and research expertise concerns the role of exercise for the management of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. 

Phone
(02) 9348 0032
Location
Wallace Wurth Building, Room 202

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Wewege MA; Hackett DA; Keogh JWL; Hagstrom AD, 2021, 'Sex Differences in Adaptations in Muscle Strength and Size Following Resistance Training in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Sports Medicine, vol. 51, pp. 503 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01388-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Cashin AG; Folly T; Bagg MK; Wewege MA; Jones MD; Ferraro MC; Leake HB; Rizzo RRN; Schabrun SM; Gustin SM; Day R; Williams CM; McAuley JH, 2021, 'Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis', The BMJ, vol. 374, pp. n1446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1446
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Hansford HJ; Wewege MA; Jones MD, 2021, 'Commentary on: Stretching is superior to brisk walking for reducing blood pressure in people with high–normal blood pressure or stage I hypertension', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 18, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/JPAH.2021-0049
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wun A; Kollias P; Jeong H; Rizzo RR; Cashin AG; Bagg MK; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2021, 'Why is exercise prescribed for people with chronic low back pain? A review of the mechanisms of benefit proposed by clinical trialists', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, vol. 51, pp. 102307 - 102307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102307
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Ferraro MC; Bagg MK; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Leake HB; Rizzo RRN; Jones MD; Gustin SM; Day R; Loo CK; McAuley JH, 2021, 'Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of antidepressants for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Systematic Reviews, vol. 10, pp. 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01599-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Rizzo RRN; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Leake HB; O’Hagan ET; Jones MD; Gustin SM; McAuley JH, 2021, 'Efficacy and safety of medicines targeting neurotrophic factors in the management of low back pain: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 10, pp. e22905, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/22905
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wewege MA; Jones MD, 2021, 'Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Healthy Individuals and People With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Journal of Pain, vol. 22, pp. 21 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2020.04.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wewege MA; Devonshire JJ; Hansford HJ; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2021, 'Comment on: “The training of short distance sprint performance in football code athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis"', Sports Medicine, vol. 51, pp. 1331 - 1332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01446-5
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Ram A; Marcos L; Morey R; Clark T; Hakansson S; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Jones MD; Ward RE; Keech A, 2021, 'Exercise for affect and enjoyment in overweight or obese males: a comparison of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training', Psychology, Health and Medicine, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1903055
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wewege MA; Hagstrom AD; Jones MD, 2021, 'On "elastic Resistance Training Produces Benefits Equivalent to Conventional Resistance Training in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." de Lima FF, Cavalheri V, Silva BSA, Grigoletto I, Uzeloto JS, Ramos D, Camillo CA, Ramos, EMC. Phys Ther. 2020;100:1891-1905', Physical Therapy, vol. 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzaa185
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Clark T; Morey R; Jones MD; Marcos L; Ristov M; Ram A; Hakansson S; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'High-intensity interval training for reducing blood pressure: a randomized trial vs. moderate-intensity continuous training in males with overweight or obesity', Hypertension Research, vol. 43, pp. 396 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-019-0392-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wewege MA; Bagg MK; Jones MD; McAuley JH, 2020, 'Analgesic medicines for adults with low back pain: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis', Systematic reviews, vol. 9, pp. 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01506-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Cashin AG; Lee H; Bagg MK; O'Hagan E; Traeger AC; Kamper SJ; Folly T; Jones MD; Booth J; McAuley JH, 2020, 'A systematic review highlights the need to improve the quality and applicability of trials of physical therapy interventions for low back pain', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 126, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.06.025
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Ram A; Booth J; Thom J; Jones MD, 2020, 'Exercise and education for knee osteoarthritis—What are accredited exercise physiologists providing?', Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18, pp. 425 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1477
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Ram A; Marcos L; Jones MD; Morey R; Hakansson S; Clark T; Ristov M; Franklin A; McCarthy C; De Carli L; Ward R; Keech A, 2020, 'The effect of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training on aerobic fitness and body composition in males with overweight or obesity: A randomized trial', Obesity Medicine, vol. 17, pp. 100187 - 100187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obmed.2020.100187
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Burrows NJ; Barry BK; Sturnieks DL; Booth J; Jones MD, 2020, 'The Relationship between Daily Physical Activity and Pain in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 21, pp. 2481 - 2495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNAA096
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Vaegter HB; Jones MD, 2020, 'Exercise-induced hypoalgesia after acute and regular exercise: experimental and clinical manifestations and possible mechanisms in individuals with and without pain.', Pain Rep, vol. 5, pp. e823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000823
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Munir M; Wilkonski A; Ng K; Beynon G; Keech A, 2020, 'Post-exercise hypotension time-course is influenced by exercise intensity: a randomised trial comparing moderate-intensity, high-intensity, and sprint exercise', Journal of Human Hypertension, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-020-00421-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Wewege MA; Jones MD; McAuley JH, 2020, 'Clinimetrics: Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale', Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 66, pp. 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2020.05.005
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones M; Nuzzo J; Taylor J; Barry B, 2019, 'Aerobic exercise reduces pressure more than heat pain sensitivity in healthy adults', Pain Medicine, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny289
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Hakansson S; Jones MD; Ristov M; Marcos L; Clark T; Ram A; Morey R; Franklin A; McCarthy C; Carli LD; Ward R; Keech A, 2018, 'Intensity-dependent effects of aerobic training on pressure pain threshold in overweight men: A randomized trial', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 1813 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1277
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Nuzzo JL; Barry BK; Jones MD; Gandevia SC; Taylor JL, 2017, 'Effects of Four Weeks of Strength Training on the Corticomotoneuronal Pathway', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 49, pp. 2286 - 2296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001367
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2017, 'Occlusion of blood flow attenuates exercise-induced hypoalgesia in the occluded limb of healthy adults', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 122, pp. 1284 - 1291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01004.2016
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Valenzuela T; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2017, 'Explicit Education About Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Influences Pain Responses to Acute Exercise in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Pain, vol. 18, pp. 1409 - 1416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.07.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2016, 'Limited association between aerobic fitness and pain in healthy individuals: A cross-sectional study', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 17, pp. 1799 - 1808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnv084
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones MD; Taylor JL; Booth J; Barry BK, 2016, 'Exploring the mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia using somatosensory and laser evoked potentials', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00581
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2014, 'Aerobic training increases pain tolerance in healthy individuals', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 46, pp. 1640 - 1647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273
    Journal articles |
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Rizzo RRN; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Leake HB; O’Hagan ET; Jones MD; Gustin SM; McAuley JH, 'Efficacy and Safety of Medicines Targeting Neurotrophic Factors in the Management of Low Back Pain: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.22905
  • Conference Posters | 2020
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    McLeod K; Thom J; Jones M; Parmenter B, 2020, 'Resistance training and high intensity interval training improve cardiometabolic health in older adults: A meta-analysis.', presented at 2020 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 27 May 2020
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Matthew David Jones
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2015, 'Exploring The Mechanisms Of Exercise-induced Hypoalgesia Using Somatosensory Evoked Potentials', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, pp. CP544 - CP544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000478304.96450.d0

Awards

  • 2020: Faculty of Medicine Education Award for Excellence in Innovation (Team - Exercise Physiology Practicum)

  • 2020: Faculty of Medicine Education Award for Excellence in Innovation (Team - UNSW Lifestyle Clinic Exercise Physiologists)

  • 2020: School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine New Research of the Year

Grants

  • 2018: Investigating the association between fatigue and pain, and the factors that influence them, in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (Mason Foundation, $98,000)
  • 2018: What are Exercise Physiologists saying? – Developing targeted pain neuroscience education to improve exercise outcomes for knee osteoarthritis (ESSA Tom Penrose Grant, $6,000)
  • 2018-2019: An integrated model in improving frailty (SPHERE Age and Ageing CAG Seed Funding, $100,000)

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