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About Jamie Matu

Dr Jamie Matu is currently a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry in the Nutrition and Dietetic group of the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences.

Jamie first came to Leeds Beckett University (then Leeds Metropolitan) to study his undergraduate degree, graduating in 2012 with first class honours in Sport and Exercise Science, followed in 2013 by his MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology. Jamie then completed a fully funded PhD programme, at Leeds Beckett University, investigating the effects of environmental hypoxia on appetite regulation.

Following completion of Jamie’s PhD, he worked in two separate Research Fellow posts at the University of Leeds working on large scale funded research projects in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. He also held an honorary Research Fellow contract with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. During his post-doctoral research Jamie investigated optimal follow-up pathways after joint replacement, and advanced biomedical imaging techniques for osteoarthritis.

Currently Jamie is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry, based at city campus in the Nutrition and Dietetic group. He is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), holds Chartered Scientist Status (CSci), and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Outside of academia Jamie is a keen triathlete, having competed at all distances including Ironman.

Current Teaching

Module leader:

  • Nutritional Biochemistry (Level 4)
  • Human Metabolism (Level 5)
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity (Level 5)
  • Sports Nutrition (Level 6)

Other teaching:

  • Nutrition (Level 4)
  • Food and Food Science (Level 4)
  • Applied Nutrition Support (Level 7)
  • Research supervision - Dissertation (Level 6)

Jamie also delivers practical laboratory sessions within the Biomedical Science group at Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, Jamie has, and continues to, complete visiting lectures at a variety of universities across the UK.

Research Interests

Jamie’s research interests include exploring the regulation of human energy balance, with a particular emphasis on appetite and metabolism. Furthermore, Jamie has an interest in exploring the physiological responses to nutritional interventions, specifically ergogenic aids.

Jamie has particular strengths in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, having recently published multiple systematic reviews and meta-analyses, with several more in preparation.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (19)

  • Czoski Murray C; Kingsbury SR; Arden NK; Hewison J; Judge A; Matu J; O'Shea J; Pinedo-Villanueva R; Smith LK; Smith C (In press), Towards UK poSt Arthroplasty Follow-up rEcommendations (UK SAFE): protocol for an evaluation of the requirements for arthroplasty follow-up, and the production of consensus-based recommendations. BMJ Open
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  • Griffiths A; Deighton K; Shannon O; Matu J; King R; O'Hara JP (2019), Substrate oxidation and the influence of breakfast in normobaric hypoxia and normoxia. European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 119 (9), p. 1909-1920.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04179-6
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  • Griffiths A; Shannon O; Matu J; King R; Deighton K; O'Hara J (2019), The effects of environmental hypoxia on substrate utilisation during exercise: A meta-analysis. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, vol. 16 (10)
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0277-8
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  • Deighton K; King A; Matu J; Shannon O; Whiteman O; Long A; Huby M; Sekula M; Holliday A (2019), A single day of mixed-macronutrient overfeeding does not elicit compensatory appetite or energy intake responses but exaggerates postprandial lipemia during the next day in healthy young men. British Journal of Nutrition
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114519000205
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  • Costello NB; Deighton K; Preston T; Matu J; Rowe J; Jones B (2018), Are professional young rugby league players eating enough? Energy intake, expenditure and balance during a pre-season.. European Journal of Sport Science
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2018.1527950
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  • O'Driscoll R; Turicchi J; Beaulieu K; Scott S; Matu J; Deighton K; Finlayson G; Stubbs R (2018), How well do activity monitors estimate energy expenditure? A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099643
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  • Hill NE; Deighton K; Matu J; Misra S; Oliver NS; Newman C; Mellor A; O'Hara J; Woods D (2018), Continuous glucose monitoring at high altitude - Effects on glucose homeostasis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 50 (8), p. 1679-1686.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001624
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  • O'Mahoney L; Matu J; Price OJ; Birch K; Ajjan R; Farrar D; Tapp R; West D; Deighton K; Campbell M (2018), Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids favourably modulate cardiometabolic biomarkers in type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovascular Diabetology
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12933-018-0740-x
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  • Matu J; Gonzalez JT; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L; Deighton K (2018), The effects of hypoxia on hunger perceptions, appetite-related hormone concentrations, and energy intake: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Appetite, vol. 125 (1), p. 98-108.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.015
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  • Costello NB; Deighton K; Preston T; Matu J; Rowe J; Sawczuk T; Halkier M; Read D; Weaving D; Jones B (2018), Collision activity during training increases total energy expenditure measured via doubly labelled water. European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 118 (6), p. 1169-1177.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-018-3846-7
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  • Boos C; Vincent E; Mellor A; O'Hara JP; Newman C; Cruttenden R; Scott P; Cooke M; Matu J; Woods D (2017), The effect of Sex on Heart Rate Variability at High Altitude. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
    https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001384
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  • Mellor A; Bakker-Dyos J; Howard M; Boos C; Cooke M; Vincent E; Scott P; O'Hara JP; Clarke S; Barlow M (2017), The British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition; A unique military/civilian research collaboration. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, vol. 163 (3), p. 371-375.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/jramc-2016-000700
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  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Shannon O; Duckworth L (2017), A high fat breakfast attenuates the suppression of appetite and acylated ghrelin during exercise at simulated altitude. Physiology and Behavior, vol. 179 (1), p. 353-360.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.07.006
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  • Matu J; O'Hara J; Hill N; Clarke S; Boos C; Newman C; Holdsworth D; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L; Woods D (2017), Changes in appetite, energy intake, body composition and circulating ghrelin constituents during an incremental trekking ascent to high altitude. European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 117 (9), p. 1917-1928.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3683-0
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  • Lowings S; Shannon O; Deighton K; Matu J; Barlow M (2017), Effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on swimming performance in trained swimmers. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
    https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0251
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  • Shannon OM; Duckworth L; Barlow M; Deighton K; Matu J; Williams E; Woods D; Xie L; Stephan B; Siervo M (2017), Effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on physiological responses, cognitive function, and exercise performance at moderate and very-high simulated altitude. Frontiers in Physiology
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2017.00401
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  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L (2017), The effect of moderate versus severe simulated altitude on appetite, gut hormones, energy intake and substrate oxidation in men. Appetite, vol. 113
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.02.041
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  • Deighton K; Duckworth L; Matu J; Suter M; Fletcher C; Stead S; Ali S; Gunby N; Korsness K (2016), Mouth rinsing with a sweet solution increases energy expenditure and decreases appetite during 60 minutes of self-regulated walking exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
    https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2016-0344
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  • Behringer R; King R; Smith A; Matu J; King A; Taylor B; Parivesh P (2013), The Virtual Runner Learning Game. Interaction Design and Architecture(s), vol. 19
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Conference contributions (8)

  • Griffiths A; Deighton K; King R; Matu J; Shannon O; O'Hara JP (2019) The effect of carbohydrate supplementation on substrate oxidation during exercise in hypoxia after breakfast consumption or omission Prague 20190703. : .
  • O'Driscoll R; Turicchi J; Beaulieu K; Scott S; Matu J; Deighton K; Finlayson G; Stubbs J (2018) How well do activity monitors estimate energy expenditure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the validity of current technologies Leeds 20180710. : .
  • Griffiths A; Deighton K; King R; Matu J; Shannon O; O'Hara J (2018) Substrate utilisation is altered in normobaric hypoxia, compared with normoxia when in the fasted, but not fed state Dublin 20180704. : .
  • O'Mahoney L; Matu J; Price OJ; Kime N; Birch K; Ajjan R; Farrar D; West D; Deighton K; Campbell M (2018) The influence of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on lipid profiles, inflammatory parameters, and blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: insights from a meta-analysis. 20180101. : Wiley.
  • O'Mahoney L; Matu J; Price OJ; Kime N; Birch K; Ajjan R; Farrar D; West D; Deighton K; Campbell M (2018) The impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on indices of glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: insights from a meta-analysis . : .
  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Shannon O; Duckworth L (2017) A high fat breakfast attenuates the suppression of appetite and acylated ghrelin during exercise at simulated altitude Essen, Germany 20170705. : .
  • Husain M; Griffiths C; Schilders E; Matu J; Cooke CB (2017) Validity and Reliability of a New Hip Muscle Strength Testing Platform Cape Town 20170702. : .
  • Husain M; Griffiths C; Schilders E; Matu J; Cooke C (2017) Strength and Range of Motion Changes Following Hip Arthroscopy Cape Town 20170702. : .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (8)

  • Matu J; Duckworth LC; Shannon OM; Elia A; Bradley R; Kimble R; Hinson G; Siervo M; Williams E; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A (2019) The effects of beetroot juice on appetite, acylated ghrelin and energy intake at 4300m simulated altitude. In: European College of Sport Science Prague 20190703. : Taylor & Francis, pp. .
  • Johnson K; Shannon O; Matu J; Holliday AJ; Ispoglou T; Deighton K (2018) Differences in appetite-related hormone concentrations between older and younger adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: The Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2018 Leeds 20180710. : , pp. .
  • Deighton K; King A; Matu J; Shannon O; Whiteman O; Long A; Holliday A (2018) A single day of overfeeding does not elicit compensatory appetite or energy intake responses during the next day. In: European Congress on Obesity Vienna 20180523. : , pp. .
  • Kimble R; Hinson G; Shannon O; Matu J; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; O'Hara JP (2018) The effect of beetroot juice supplementation on symptoms of acute mountain sickness and the inflammatory response to acute normobaric hypoxia. In: BASES Student Conference Northumbria 20180412. : , pp. .
  • Shannon O; Duckworth L; Barlow M; Deighton K; Matu J; Williams E; Woods D; Stephan B; Siervo M; O'Hara JP (2017) The effects of dietary nitrate on physiological responses, cognitive function, and exercise performance at simulated moderate and very high altitude. In: European College of Sport Science Essen, Germany 20170705. : , pp. .
  • Matu J; King A; Shannon O; Deighton K; O'Hara J; King R; Campbell M (2016) Six weeks of flaxseed oil supplementation does not alter substrate oxidation or energy expenditure during a simulated 15 km fell run. In: International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference Newcastle 20161219. : , pp. .
  • King A; Matu J; Shannon O; Deighton K; O'Hara J; King R; Campbell M (2016) Six-weeks of flaxseed oil supplementation does not improve 5-km self-paced run-time performed 48-hours after a simulated 16-km fell run. In: ISENC Newcastle . : , pp. .
  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L (2016) The effect of normobaric hypoxia on appetite, appetite regulating hormones and energy intake. In: 21st annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science Vienna, Austria 20160706. : , pp. .
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