Jamie Matu, Senior Lecturer

Jamie Matu

Senior Lecturer

Currently Dr Matu is a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry, based at City Campus in the Nutrition and Dietetics group. Dr Matu teaches predominantly in biochemistry and metabolism, and his research interests lie in obesity management. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has a funding portfolio in excess of £1.6m (mixed between Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator). 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).

Dr Matu 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.

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

Current Teaching

Module lead:

  • Nutritional Biochemistry (Level 4)
  • Human Metabolism (Level 5)

Other teaching:

  • Nutrition (Level 4)
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity (Level 5)
  • Applied Clinical Dietetics (Level 5)
  • Sports Nutrition (Level 6)
  • Applied Nutrition Support (Level 7)
  • Lifestyle and Long Term Conditions (Level 7)

Research supervision:

  • Dissertation (Level 6)
  • Dissertation (Level 7)
  • PhD (currently 3 students)

Jamie also conducts lectures, practical laboratory sessions, and dissertation supervision within the Biomedical Science group at Leeds Beckett University.

 

Research Interests

Jamie is a very research active academic who has published a wide variety of literature, including many systematic reviews/meta-analyses. Dr Matu has also secured >£1.6m in research funding from funders such as Public Health England (PHE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). His research interests lie in mixed methods approaches to explore weight management interventions, including what works for whom, and why.

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

Jamie Matu, Senior Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Diet
  2. Food
  3. Nutrition
  4. Health
  5. Biomedical Sciences

Selected Outputs

  • Evans TS; Dhir P; Radley D; Duarte C; Keyworth C; Homer C; Hill AJ; Hawkes R; Matu J; McKenna J (2022) Does the design of the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme have fidelity to the programme specification? A documentary review of service parameters and behaviour change content in a Type 2 Diabetes intervention. Diabetic Medicine, pp. 1-30.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.15022

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  • Griffiths A; Brooks R; Haythorne R; Kelly G; Matu J; Brown T; Ahmed K; Hindle L; Ells L (2022) The Impact of Allied Health Professionals on the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Obesity in Young Children: A Scoping Review. Clinical Obesity

    https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12571

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  • Whyte E; Sutcliffe A; Keegan P; Clifford T; Matu J; Shannon OM; Griffiths A (2022) Effects of partial penectomy for penile cancer on sexual function: A systematic review. PLoS One, 17 (9),

    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274914

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  • Evans T; Hawkes R; Keyworth C; Newson L; Radley D; Hill A; Matu J; Ells L (2022) How is the NHS Low-Calorie Diet Programme expected to produce behavioural change to support diabetes remission: An examination of underpinning theory. British Journal of Diabetes, 22 (1), pp. 20-29.

    https://doi.org/10.15277/bjd.2022.341

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  • Kingsbury SR; Smith LK; Czoski Murray CJ; Pinedo-Villanueva R; Judge A; West R; Smith C; Wright JM; Arden NK; Thomas CM (2022) Safety of disinvestment in mid- to late-term follow-up post primary hip and knee replacement: the UK SAFE evidence synthesis and recommendations. Health and Social Care Delivery Research, 10 (16),

    https://doi.org/10.3310/kodq0769

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  • Chantler S; Griffiths A; Matu J; Davison G; Holliday A; Jones B (2022) A systematic review: Role of dietary supplements on markers of exercise-associated gut damage and permeability. PLoS One, 17 (4), pp. e0266379-e0266379.

    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266379

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  • Kimble R; Gouinguenet P; Ashor A; Stewart C; Deighton K; Matu J; Griffiths A; Malcomson FC; Joel A; Houghton D (2022) Effects of a mediterranean diet on the gut microbiota and microbial metabolites: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, pp. 1-22.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2022.2057416

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  • Griffiths A; Matu J; Whyte E; Akin-Nibosun P; Clifford T; Stevenson E; Shannon OM (2021) The Mediterranean dietary pattern for optimising health and performance in competitive athletes: A narrative review. British Journal of Nutrition

    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114521003202

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  • Shannon OM; Ashor AW; Scialo F; Saretzki G; Martin-Ruiz C; Lara J; Matu J; Griffiths A; Robinson N; Lillà L (2021) Mediterranean diet and the hallmarks of ageing. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-020-00841-x

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  • Johnson K; Holliday A; Mistry N; Cunniffe A; Howard K; Stanger N; O'Mahoney L; Matu J; Ispoglou T (2021) An increase in fat-free mass is associated with higher appetite and energy intake in older adults: a randomised control trial. Nutrients, 13 (1), pp. 141-141.

    https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010141

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  • Chantler S; Griffiths A; Matu J; Davison G; Jones B; Deighton K (2021) The Effects of Exercise on Indirect Markers of Gut Damage and Permeability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 51 (1), pp. 113-124.

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01348-y

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  • Chesson L; Whitehead S; Flanagan K; Deighton K; Matu J; Backhouse SH; Jones B (2020) Illness and infection in elite full-contact football-code sports: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2020.11.001

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  • Cowell OR; Mistry N; Deighton K; Matu J; Griffiths A; Minihane AM; Mathers JC; Shannon OM; Siervo M (2020) Effects of a Mediterranean diet on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies. Journal of Hypertension

    https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002667

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  • Griffiths A; Deighton K; Shannon O; Boos C; Rowe J; Matu J; King R; O'Hara J (2019) Appetite and energy intake responses to breakfast consumption and carbohydrate supplementation in hypoxia. Appetite, 147

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104564

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  • Griffiths A; Shannon O; Matu J; King R; Deighton K; O'Hara J (2019) Response : Commentary on the effects of hypoxia on energy substrate use during exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16

    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0330-7

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  • Griffiths A; Shannon O; Matu J; King R; Deighton K; O'Hara JP (2019) Response : Commentary on the effects of hypoxia on energy substrate use during exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16 (1), pp. 61-61.

    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0330-7

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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, 119 (9), pp. 1909-1920.

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04179-6

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  • Johnson K; Shannon O; Matu J; Holliday AJ; Ispoglou T; Deighton K (2019) Differences in circulating appetite-related hormone concentrations between younger and older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 32 pp. 1233-1244.

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-019-01292-6

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  • Czoski Murray C; Kingsbury SR; Arden NK; Hewison J; Judge A; Matu J; O'Shea J; Pinedo-Villanueva R; Smith LK; Smith C (2019) 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, 9 (6),

    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031351

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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 lipaemia during the next day in healthy young men. British Journal of Nutrition, 121 (8), pp. 945-954.

    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114519000205

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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, 16 (10),

    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0277-8

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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, 50 (8), pp. 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, 125 pp. 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, 118 (6), pp. 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, 49 (12),

    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 2016 : a unique military and civilian research collaboration. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 163 (3), pp. 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, 179 (1), pp. 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, 117 (9), pp. 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, 8

    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, 113 pp. 284-292.

    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), 19 pp. 105-114.

    http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/doc/19_8.pdf

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  • Johnson K; Mistry N; Matu J; Holliday A; Ispoglou T; Deighton K (2019) Acute effects of resistance exercise on appetite and energy intake in older adults. In: Future Physiology, 17 December 2019 - 18 December 2019, Liverpool.

    https://www.physoc.org/abstracts/acute-effects-of-resistance-exercise-on-appetite-and-energy-intake-in-older-adults/

  • 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, 3 July 2019 - 6 July 2019, Prague.

  • 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. In: European College of Sport Science, 3 July 2019 - 6 July 2019, Prague.

  • Johnson K; Shannon O; Matu J; Holliday A; 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: Getting energy balance right, 10 July 2018 - 12 July 2018, Leeds.

    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665118001647

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  • 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. In: The Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2018, 10 July 2018 - 12 July 2018, Leeds.

  • 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. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 4 July 2018 - 7 July 2018, Dublin.

  • 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, 23 May 2018 - 26 May 2018, Vienna.

  • 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, 12 April 2018 - 13 April 2018, Northumbria.

  • 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. In: Diabetes UK.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.31_13571

  • 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. In: Diabetes UK, 1 January 2018.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.31_13571

  • 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, 5 July 2017 - 8 July 2017, Essen, Germany.

  • 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. In: 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport and Exercise Science, 5 July 2017 - 8 July 2017, Essen, Germany.

  • Husain M; Griffiths C; Schilders E; Matu J; Cooke C (2017) Strength and Range of Motion Changes Following Hip Arthroscopy. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2 July 2017 - 4 July 2017, Cape Town.

  • Husain M; Griffiths C; Schilders E; Matu J; Cooke CB (2017) Validity and Reliability of a New Hip Muscle Strength Testing Platform. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, 2 July 2017 - 4 July 2017, Cape Town.

  • 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.

  • 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, 19 December 2016 - 21 December 2016, Newcastle.

  • 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, 6 July 2016 - 9 July 2016, Vienna, Austria.