Dr Matthew Cooke
- School of Health Sciences
- Department of Health and Medical Sciences
- Hawthorn campus
Dr Matthew Cooke is an Associate Professor and Convenor of the Nutrition major within the Health Sciences degree. Dr Cooke received his Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences) with honours in 2001 and his PhD in Muscle Physiology, Performance and Nutrition from Victoria University in 2006. Dr Cooke went on to complete a Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Assistant Professorship at Baylor University in Texas and a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland. Dr Cooke is currently an Honorary Fellow in the College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University.
Dr Cooke's research has focused on understanding the impact of exercise and/or nutritional interventions on body composition and performance and the systemic and molecular mechanisms regulating muscle and metabolic function in healthy, diseased and/or older populationson. Dr Cooke has co-authored 3 book chapters, published over 45 papers and 70 abstracts in the area of exercise training and nutrition interventions in healthy, diseased and older populations.
Dr Cooke is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals including: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, The Journal of Applied Physiology, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Nutrients, Plos One, and Sensor. Dr Cooke is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and American College of Sports Medicine.
Nutrition; Sport Science; Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Molecular Biology
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
Energy Balance in Metabolic Health and Disease : The project focuses on the manipulation of energy balance in the understanding, prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases. The research project is in collaboration with Victoria University and involves molecular, cellular and whole body level laboratory techniques in human models.
Intermittent Fasting and Human Metabolic Health : The research projects focus on intermittent fasting regimes as a non pharmacologic approach to improving health and well-being. The research projects involve molecular, cellular and whole body level laboratory techniques in human models
Nutritional Supplementation for Exercise Performance and Health : The projects focus on the impact of nutritional/dietary interventions on performance and health related outcomes as well as understanding the systemic and molecular mechanisms regulating muscle and metabolic function in various populations. The research project is in collaboration with Victoria University and involves molecular, cellular and whole body level laboratory techniques in human models.
Fields of Research
- Biochemistry And Cell Biology - 310100
- Sports Science And Exercise - 420700
- Sport And Exercise Nutrition - 321006
- Clinical Nutrition - 321001
Biomedical science;Nutrition;Sport Science
Also published as: Cooke, Matthew; Cooke, M.; Cooke, M. B.; Cooke, Matt; Cooke, Matthew B.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2022: Investigating the effects of synbiotic supplementation on functional movement, strength and muscle health in older Australians *; Lallemand Health Solutions Inc Fund Scheme
- 2021: Development of a web-based repository system for monitoring of community fitness and muscle strength *; South Yarra Spine & Sports Medicine
- 2020: Randomised controlled trial to determine the effects of short-term oral cannabidiol (CBD) ingestion on inflammation, muscle damage and functional recovery following downhill running *; Cannvalate Pty Ltd
- 2020: The effects of short-term PeptAIde? supplementation on recovery from acute endurance exercise performance in aerobically trained individuals. *; Nutrition Asia Research Grant
- 2019: A short-term potato-enriched diet to support muscle accretion and promote substrate metabolism adaptations in recreationally active individuals *; Alliance for Potato Research and Education
- 2019: Nutritional strategies for optimising performance and resilience during combat training (Student Bradley Baker) *; Defence Science Technology Group
- 2019: Targeting the gut microbiome to enhance the health, performance and resilience of the Australian Warfighter *; Human Performance Research Network, Department of Defence
- 2019: The development of recipes for specialised meal planning application for nutrition professionals *; Healthier Delivery Pty Ltd
* Chief Investigator