Dr Matthew Jones
Senior Lecturer

Dr Matthew Jones

  • PhD (Physiology & Pharmacology), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • MSc (Research), UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • BExPhys, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (2011 - present)
Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

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

Through my research, I aim to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, and medically-unexplained fatigue states. Underpinning my research is a commitment to Open Science principles to improve research transparency and openness.

Phone
(02) 9348 0032
Location
Wallace Wurth Building, Room 204
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Gibbs MT; Last T; Marshall P; Jones MD, 2024, 'Are the attitudes and beliefs of Australian exercise-based practitioners associated with their use of, and confidence in, treatment modalities for people with chronic low back pain?', Musculoskeletal Care, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1852
    Journal articles | 2024
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Doyle J; Leake HB; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2024, 'Barriers and Enablers to Using Intervention Reporting Guidelines in Sports and Exercise Medicine Trials: A Mixed-Methods Study', The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 54, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2023.12110
    Journal articles | 2024
    Jones MD; Clifford BK; Stamatakis E; Gibbs MT, 2024, 'Exercise Snacks and Other Forms of Intermittent Physical Activity for Improving Health in Adults and Older Adults: A Scoping Review of Epidemiological, Experimental and Qualitative Studies', Sports Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01983-1
    Journal articles | 2023
    Burley CV; Casey AN; Jones MD; Wright KE; Parmenter BJ, 2023, 'Nonpharmacological approaches for pain and symptoms of depression in people with osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analyses', Scientific Reports, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-41709-x
    Journal articles | 2023
    Devonshire JJ; Wewege MA; Hansford HJ; Odemis HA; Wand BM; Jones MD; McAuley JH, 2023, 'Effectiveness of Cognitive Functional Therapy for Reducing Pain and Disability in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 53, pp. 244 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2023.11447
    Journal articles | 2023
    Drum EE; Kovats A; Jones MD; Dennis S; Naylor J; Mills K; Thom JM, 2023, 'Creaky knees: Is there a reason for concern? A qualitative study of the perspectives of people with knee crepitus', Musculoskeletal Care, 21, pp. 1114 - 1124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1793
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gibbs MT; Hayden JA; Cashin AG; Shah B; Gilanyi YL; Natoli A; Holmes G; Ogilvie R; Hagstrom AD; McAuley JH; Marshall PW; Jones MD, 2023, 'Are Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for Chronic Low Back Pain Dosed Appropriately to Meet the World Health Organization's Physical Activity Guidelines?', Physical Therapy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzad114
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gibbs MT; Morrison NMV; Jones MD; Burgess D; Marshall PW, 2023, 'Reductions in movement-associated fear are dependent upon graded exposure in chronic low back pain: An exploratory analysis of a modified 3-item fear hierarchy', Musculoskeletal Care, 21, pp. 25 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1661
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gilanyi YL; Wewege MA; Shah B; Cashin AG; Williams CM; Davidson SRE; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2023, 'Exercise Increases Pain Self-efficacy in Adults With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 53, pp. 335 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2023.11622
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Jones MD; Swanson SA; Islam N; Dahabreh IJ; Dickerman BA; Egger M; Garcia-Albeniz X; Golub RM; Lodi S; Moreno-Betancur M; Pearson SA; Schneeweiss S; Sterne J; Sharp MK; Stuart EA; Hernan MA; Lee H; McAuley JH, 2023, 'Development of the TrAnsparent ReportinG of observational studies Emulating a Target trial (TARGET) guideline', BMJ Open, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-074626
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Jones MD; Swanson SA; Islam N; Douglas SRG; Rizzo RRN; Devonshire JJ; Williams SA; Dahabreh IJ; Dickerman BA; Egger M; Garcia-Albeniz X; Golub RM; Lodi S; Moreno-Betancur M; Pearson SA; Schneeweiss S; Sterne JAC; Sharp MK; Stuart EA; Hernán MA; Lee H; McAuley JH, 2023, 'Reporting of Observational Studies Explicitly Aiming to Emulate Randomized Trials: A Systematic Review', JAMA Network Open, 6, pp. E2336023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.36023
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hansford HJ; Jones MD; Cashin AG; Ostelo RW; Chiarotto A; Williams SA; Sharma S; Devonshire JJ; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; McAuley JH, 2023, 'The smallest worthwhile effect on pain intensity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy for acute and chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study', Journal of Physiotherapy, 69, pp. 240 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2023.08.006
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jones MD; Casson SM; Barry BK; Li SH; Valenzuela T; Cassar J; Lamanna C; Lloyd AR; Sandler CX, 2023, 'eLearning improves allied health professionals' knowledge and confidence to manage medically unexplained chronic fatigue states: A randomized controlled trial', Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2023.111462
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ram A; Booth J; Thom JM; Gibbs MT; Jones MD, 2023, 'Are Improvements in Pain Neurophysiology Knowledge Following Pain Science Education Associated with Improved Outcomes in People with Chronic Pain?: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Clinical Journal of Pain, 39, pp. 41 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000001086
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ram AK; Summers SJ; Booth J; Gibbs MT; Jones MD, 2023, 'Higher intensity exercise reduces disability more than lower intensity exercise in adults with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Musculoskeletal Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1734
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wewege MA; Bagg MK; Jones MD; Ferraro MC; Cashin AG; Rizzo RRN; Leake HB; Hagstrom AD; Sharma S; McLachlan AJ; Maher CG; Day R; Wand BM; O'Connell NE; Nikolakopolou A; Schabrun S; Gustin SM; McAuley JH, 2023, 'Comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesic medicines for adults with acute non-specific low back pain: systematic review and network meta-analysis', BMJ, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-072962
    Journal articles | 2022
    Akitaya HA; Jones MD; Korman M; Korten O; Meierfrankenfeld C; Munje MJ; Souvaine DL; Thramann M; Toth CD, 2022, 'Reconfiguration of connected graph partitions', JOURNAL OF GRAPH THEORY, 102, pp. 35 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgt.22856
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cashin AG; Booth J; McAuley JH; Jones MD; Hübscher M; Traeger AC; Fried K; Moseley GL, 2022, 'Making exercise count: Considerations for the role of exercise in back pain treatment', Musculoskeletal Care, 20, pp. 259 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1597
    Journal articles | 2022
    Casson S; Jones MD; Cassar J; Kwai N; Lloyd AR; Barry BK; Sandler CX, 2022, 'The effectiveness of activity pacing interventions for people with chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Disability and Rehabilitation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2135776
    Journal articles | 2022
    Gibbs M; Morrison N; Raftry S; Jones M; Marshall P, 2022, 'Does a powerlifting inspired exercise programme better compliment pain education compared to bodyweight exercise for people with chronic low back pain? A multicentre, single-blind, randomised controlled trial', Clinical Rehabilitation, 36, pp. 1199 - 1213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/02692155221095484
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Bagg MK; Wewege MA; Ferraro MC; Kianersi S; Mayo-Wilson E; Grant SP; Toomey E; Skinner IW; McAuley JH; Lee H; Jones MD, 2022, 'Feasibility of an Audit and Feedback Intervention to Facilitate Journal Policy Change Towards Greater Promotion of Transparency and Openness in Sports Science Research', Sports Medicine - Open, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40798-022-00496-x
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Wewege MA; Ferraro MC; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'Evaluation of journal policies to increase promotion of transparency and openness in sport science research', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 25, pp. 192 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2021.08.004
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Wewege MA; Ferraro MC; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'Open and transparent sports science research: the role of journals to move the field forward', Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-022-06893-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hansford HJ; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Hagstrom AD; Clifford BK; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'If exercise is medicine, why don’t we know the dose? An overview of systematic reviews assessing reporting quality of exercise interventions in health and disease', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 56, pp. 692 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2021-104977
    Journal articles | 2022
    Héroux ME; Butler AA; Cashin AG; McCaughey EJ; Affleck AJ; Green MA; Cartwright A; Jones M; Kiely KM; Van Schooten KS; Menant JC; Wewege M; Gandevia SC, 2022, 'Quality Output Checklist and Content Assessment (QuOCCA): a new tool for assessing research quality and reproducibility', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-060976
    Journal articles | 2022
    Jones MD; Cashin AG; Mouatt B; McLeod KA; Mundell NL; McAuley JH; Booth J, 2022, 'A survey evaluation comparing pain curriculum taught in Australian exercise physiology degrees to graduate perceptions of their preparedness and competency to treat people with chronic pain', Musculoskeletal Care, 20, pp. 299 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1586
    Journal articles | 2022
    McLeod KA; Jones MD; Thom JM; Parmenter BJ, 2022, 'Resistance Training and High-intensity Interval Training Improve Cardiometabolic Health in High Risk Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-anaylsis', International Journal of Sports Medicine, 43, pp. 206 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-1560-6183
    Journal articles | 2022
    O’Hagan ET; Skinner IW; Jones MD; Karran EL; Traeger AC; Cashin AG; Wand BM; Schabrun SM; O’Neill S; Harris IA; McAuley JH, 2022, 'Development and measurement properties of the AxEL (attitude toward education and advice for low-back-pain) questionnaire', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-021-01908-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ram A; Booth J; Thom JM; Jones MD, 2022, 'Exercise physiologists use of pain neuroscience education for treating knee osteoarthritis: A qualitative interview study', Musculoskeletal Care, 20, pp. 821 - 830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1631
    Journal articles | 2022
    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, 2022, '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, 27, pp. 1154 - 1167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1903055
    Journal articles | 2022
    Rizzo RRN; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Leake HB; O'Hagan ET; Jones MD; Gustin SM; McLachlan AJ; Day R; McAuley JH, 2022, 'Targeting neurotrophic factors for low back pain and sciatica: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Rheumatology (United Kingdom), 61, pp. 2243 - 2254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab785
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shah B; Wewege MA; Gilanyi YL; Clifford BK; Devonshire JJ; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'Effects of a single exercise session on pain intensity in adults with chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2022.102679
    Journal articles | 2022
    Siddall B; Ram A; Jones MD; Booth J; Perriman D; Summers SJ, 2022, 'Short-term impact of combining pain neuroscience education with exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Pain, 163, pp. E20 - E30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002308
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wewege MA; Desai I; Honey C; Coorie B; Jones MD; Clifford BK; Leake HB; Hagstrom AD, 2022, 'The Effect of Resistance Training in Healthy Adults on Body Fat Percentage, Fat Mass and Visceral Fat: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Sports Medicine, 52, pp. 287 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01562-2
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wewege MA; Hansford HJ; Shah B; Gilanyi YL; Douglas SRG; Parmenter BJ; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2022, 'Baseline imbalance and heterogeneity are present in meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials examining the effects of exercise and medicines for blood pressure management', Hypertension Research, 45, pp. 1643 - 1652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-022-00984-3
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wewege MA; Jones MD; Williams SA; Kamper SJ; McAuley JH, 2022, 'Rescaling pain intensity measures for meta-analyses of analgesic medicines for low back pain appears justified: an empirical examination from randomised trials', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-022-01763-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1446
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clifford BK; Jones MD; Simar D; Barry BK; Goldstein D, 2021, 'The effect of exercise intensity on exercise-induced hypoalgesia in cancer survivors: A randomized crossover trial', Physiological Reports, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15047
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01599-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hansford HJ; Cashin AG; Wewege MA; Ferraro MC; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2021, 'Evaluation of Journal Policies to Increase Promotion of Transparency and Openness in Sport Science Research', Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 37, pp. 3223 - 3225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2021.09.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hansford HJ; Parmenter BJ; McLeod KA; Wewege MA; Smart NA; Schutte AE; Jones MD, 2021, 'The effectiveness and safety of isometric resistance training for adults with high blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Hypertension Research, 44, pp. 1373 - 1384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-021-00720-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 18, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/JPAH.2021-0049
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jones MD; Munir M; Wilkonski A; Ng K; Beynon G; Keech A, 2021, '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, 35, pp. 776 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41371-020-00421-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 51, pp. 503 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01388-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    McLeod KA; Jones MD; Thom JM; Parmenter BJ, 2021, 'Erratum: Correction: Resistance Training and High-intensity Interval Training Improve Cardiometabolic Health in High Risk Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-anaylsis (International journal of sports medicine (2022) 43 3 (206-218))', International journal of sports medicine, 42, pp. e9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-1681-5803
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/22905
    Journal articles | 2021
    Setayeshfar O; Adkins C; Jones M; Lee KH; Doshi P, 2021, 'GrAALF: Supporting graphical analysis of audit logs for forensics', SOFTWARE IMPACTS, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpa.2021.100068
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 51, pp. 1331 - 1332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-021-01446-5
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzaa185
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 22, pp. 21 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2020.04.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    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, 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102307
    Journal articles | 2020
    Akitaya HA; Jones MD; Stalfa D; Toth CD, 2020, 'The reach of axis-aligned squares in the plane', DISCRETE OPTIMIZATION, 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.disopt.2020.100580
    Journal articles | 2020
    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), 21, pp. 2481 - 2495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNAA096
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 126, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.06.025
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 43, pp. 396 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41440-019-0392-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ram A; Booth J; Thom J; Jones MD, 2020, 'Exercise and education for knee osteoarthritis—What are accredited exercise physiologists providing?', Musculoskeletal Care, 18, pp. 425 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1477
    Journal articles | 2020
    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, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obmed.2020.100187
    Journal articles | 2020
    Randall EK; Jones MD; Kraft SL; Worley DR, 2020, 'The development of an indirect computed tomography lymphography protocol for sentinel lymph node detection in head and neck cancer and comparison to other sentinel lymph node mapping techniques', VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY, 18, pp. 634 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vco.12585
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rizzo RRN; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; Cashin AG; Leake HB; O’Hagan ET; Jones MD; Gustin SM; McAuley JH, 2020, '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
    Journal articles | 2020
    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 Reports, 5, pp. E823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000823
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wewege MA; Bagg MK; Jones MD; McAuley JH; Cashin AG; Day RO; Ferraro MC; Folly T; Gustin SM; Hagstrom AD; Leake HB; Loo CK; McLachlan AJ; O’Hagan ET; Rizzo RRN; Schabrun SM, 2020, 'Analgesic medicines for adults with low back pain: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis', Systematic Reviews, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01506-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wewege MA; Jones MD; McAuley JH, 2020, 'Clinimetrics: Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale Commentary', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY, 66, pp. 270 - 270, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000582366000018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wewege MA; Jones MD; McAuley JH, 2020, 'Clinimetrics: Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale', Journal of Physiotherapy, 66, pp. 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2020.05.005
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jones M; Nuzzo J; Taylor J; Barry B, 2019, 'Aerobic exercise reduces pressure more than heat pain sensitivity in healthy adults', Pain Medicine, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny289
    Journal articles | 2018
    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), 22, pp. 1813 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1277
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 122, pp. 1284 - 1291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01004.2016
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 18, pp. 1409 - 1416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.07.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    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, 49, pp. 2286 - 2296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001367
    Journal articles | 2016
    Brundage CM; Packer RA; Jones MD, 2016, 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance and Mechanism of Action of Five Hemostatic Agents Used in Neurosurgery', VETERINARY SURGERY, 45, pp. 996 - 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12551
    Journal articles | 2016
    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), 17, pp. 1799 - 1808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnv084
    Journal articles | 2016
    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, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00581
    Journal articles | 2016
    Parker HJ; Chuck CJ; Woodman T; Jones MD, 2016, 'Degradation of beta-O-4 model lignin species by vanadium Schiff-base catalysts: Influence of catalyst structure and reaction conditions on activity and selectivity', CATALYSIS TODAY, 269, pp. 40 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2015.08.045
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2014, 'Aerobic training increases pain tolerance in healthy individuals', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jones M, 2014, '1950s science fiction cinema's - depersonalisation narratives in Britain', SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION, 7, pp. 31 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/sfftv.2014.2
    Journal articles | 2011
    Turner LE; Davidson MG; Chmura AJ; Jones MD, 2011, 'OPTICALLY ACTIVE BISMUTH HETEROBIMETALLIC COMPLEXES CONTAINING ALKALI METAL-CAPPED BINAPHTHOXIDE LIGATION', JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ARTS, pp. 177 - 192, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000420597900007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Chaturvedi A; Jones M; Huy LN, 2022, 'Locally Private k-Means Clustering with Constant Multiplicative Approximation and Near-Optimal Additive Error', in THIRTY-SIXTH AAAI CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / THIRTY-FOURTH CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / THE TWELVETH SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ASSOC ADVANCEMENT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 6167 - 6174, presented at 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence / 34th Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence / 12th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, ELECTR NETWORK, 22 February 2022 - 01 March 2022, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000893636206031&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Walker T; Flygt L; Kolarczyk L; Dewalt D; Jones M; Walter L; Schwartz S, 2022, 'DELIRIUM', in CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, pp. 648 - 648, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000777939301528&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Jones M; Nguyen HL; Nguyen TD, 2021, 'Differentially Private Clustering via Maximum Coverage', in THIRTY-FIFTH AAAI CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, THIRTY-THIRD CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE ELEVENTH SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ASSOC ADVANCEMENT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 11555 - 11563, presented at 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence / 33rd Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence / 11th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence, ELECTR NETWORK, 02 February 2021 - 09 February 2021, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000681269803027&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Jones M; Huy LN; Thy N, 2020, 'Fair k-Centers via Maximum Matching', in Daume H; Singh A (ed.), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MACHINE LEARNING, VOL 119, JMLR-JOURNAL MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH, ELECTR NETWORK, presented at International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), ELECTR NETWORK, 13 July 2020 - 18 July 2020, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000683178505007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Posters | 2020
    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
    Preprints | 2019
    Akitaya HA; Jones MD; Korman M; Meierfrankenfeld C; Munje MJ; Souvaine DL; Thramann M; Tóth CD, 2019, Reconfiguration of Connected Graph Partitions, , http://arxiv.org/abs/1902.10765v2
    Preprints | 2018
    Akitaya HA; Jones MD; Stalfa D; Tóth CD, 2018, Maximum Area Axis-Aligned Square Packings, , http://arxiv.org/abs/1806.09562v1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor J; Barry B, 2013, 'Aerobic Exercise Training Increases Pain Tolerance In Healthy Individuals', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, IN, Indianapolis, pp. 197 - 197, presented at 60th Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine, IN, Indianapolis, 28 May 2013 - 01 June 2013, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000330469701306&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

  • 2023-2026: CAPACITY: A telehealth, effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial to increase physical activity in adults with chronic low back pain (MRF2023932, $1,384,136) 
  • 2023: A pilot randomised controlled trial to improve quality of life and reduce pain and dementia risk in people living with cognitive decline and osteoarthritis. (UNSW NMHA Seed Grant, $39,807)
  • 2021: Identifying barriers and enablers to exercise adherence in people with chronic low back pain (School of Health Sciences Networking Seed Grant, $9,726).
  • 2021: Creaky knees and exercise beliefs and participation: A mixed methods study (Arthritis Australia Project Grant, $15,000)
  • 2018: An integrated model in improving frailty (SPHERE Age and Ageing CAG Seed Funding, $100,000)
  • 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)

  • 2023: School of Health Sciences HDR Supervisor of the Year

  • 2022: School of Health Sciences Award for Researcher of the Year

  • 2022: School of Health Sciences Award for Course of the Year

  • 2021: School of Health Sciences Award for Early Career Educator of the Year

  • 2021: School of Health Sciences Award for Early Career Researcher of the Year

  • 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

I am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and investigate the role of exercise for the management of chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Pain and fatigue are closely related sensations which, when persistent, have debilitating effects on health and quality of life. More specifically, my research focuses on the role of exercise for improving outcomes for people with low back pain, knee osteoarthritis and medically-unexplained fatigue states, as well as improving the way Exercise Physiologists manage people with these conditions.

 

Media

  • Jones, MD (December 17, 2020). Specialised exercise could be key to reducing chronic back pain. ABC News Radio Live. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/specialised-exercise-could-be-key-to-reducing/12994818

  • Jones, MD (August 13, 2014). How exercise helps us tolerate pain. The New York Times (Well – PhysEd). Retrieved from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/how-exercise-helps-us-tolerate-pain

 

Memberships

  • 2011 - present: Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise and Sports Science Australia 
  • 2018 - present: Member, Osteoarthritis working group, SPHERE
  • 2020 - present: Australian and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network
  • 2019 - present: Transparent & Open Research Collaboration in Health (TORCH)

 

Practice

  • 2017-2019: Accredited Exercise Physiologist, UNSW Fatigue Clinic

My Research Supervision

PhD candidates:

  • Mr Harrison Hansford: The generalisability and transportability of musculoskeletal research
  • Mr Yannick Gilanyi: Using process evaluations of treatment mechanisms and qualitative experiences to inform the implementation of a multi-modal intervention for CRPS
  • Mr Andrew Natoli: CAPACITY: A telehealth, effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial to increase physical activity in adults with chronic low back pain
  • Ms Emily Walker: CAPACITY: A telehealth, effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial to increase physical activity in adults with chronic low back pain

MSc candidates:

  • Mr Alexander Kovats: My knees are creaky: have I got arthritis? An exercise and education intervention to support self-management of knee joint symptoms
  • Mr Grant Holmes: Can females accurately predict proximity to failure during resistance training using repetitions in reserve?

Honours students:

  • Ms Ivy Tran: Acceptability of exercise snacks for people with chronic low back pain

My Teaching

My clinical experience as an Exercise Physiologist has had a large impact on my teaching activities, which align closely with tasks that Exercise Physiologists would routinely perform in real-world clinical settings. This includes a strong emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving through student-centred learning modalities that require students to take a deeper approach to their learning. In recognition of the many different ways students learn, I use a variety of teaching styles and resources to support this. I also place considerable emphasis on fit for purpose assessment to better guide students' development regarding relevant clinical skills and competencies.

I am also a strong believer in students as 'scientist practitioners' - being able to critically appraise and use scientific evidence to inform their care delivery. Accordingly, I place strong emphasis on developing students' research skills as I believe this will make them a better clinician. Ultimately, my goal is to help students develop into competent and confident new graduate Exercise Physiologists who can adopt an evidence-based, person-centred approach in their care delivery.

Further information regarding my teaching can be found here