Staff profile - Glenn Wadley

Dr Glenn Wadley

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446018 +61 3 92446018



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2004
  • Master of Applied Science, Deakin University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Deakin University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Education, Deakin University, 1996
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012


The Australian Physiological Society

Australian Diabetes Society

Australian Society for Medical Research

American Physiological Society


Teaching Interests

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Honours Course Director

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism, Lecturer and Unit Chair

HSE201 Exercise Physiology, Lecturer

HBS400 Research Methods, Lecturer and Unit Chair

HSE401 Developing Research Skills, Lecturer and Unit Chair

HSE402/ HSN414 Honours Research Project, Lecturer and Unit Chair

Primary supervisor of Honours students, two PhD students and Co-supervisor of two PhD students

Conferences and seminars

International (* presenting author) *Strobel NA, Peake JM, Matsumoto A, Marsh SA, Coombes JS, Wadley GD. 2008. ACSM: Integrative Physiology of Exercise, East Carolina. *Wadley GD and McConell GK. 2008. Experimental Biology. San Diego. *Laker RC, Siebel AL, Wadley GD, McConell GK and Wlodek ME. 2007. 5th International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease. Perth. Ross RM, Wadley GD, Clark MG, Rattigan S and McConell GK*. 2007. American Diabetes Association, 67th Scientific Meeting, Chicago. *Wadley G. and McConell GK. 2006. American College of Sports Medicine: Integrative Physiology of Exercise. Indianapolis. *Siebel AL, Wadley GD, Leone F, Cooney G, McConell GK, Owens JA and Wlodek ME. 2006. 10th International Conference on Obesity. Sydney. *Owens JA, Leone F, Siebel AL, Wadley GD, McConell GK, Cooney G and Wlodek ME. 2006. Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Toronto. National Invited presentations Wadley GD. 2010. Do antioxidant vitamin supplements really prevent the beneficial increase in skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis following exercise training? AussieMit 2010; The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney. Wadley GD. 2009. Reactive oxygen species: friends or foes? Exercise, Muscle and Metabolism Conference, Melbourne. Wadley GD. 2008. Regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle during exercise by reactive oxygen species. AussieMit Workshop New Developments in Mitochondrial Research, LaTrobe University, Melbourne.


Awards and prizes

2014: Award for Innovation in Teaching. Faculty of Health, Deakin University.

2011: Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme Treatment of type 2 diabetes with antioxidant therapy (CIs GD Wadley, AP Russell). $25,000.

2007-2008: Heart Foundation Grant in Aid Can exercise and improved nutrition normalise myocardial mitochondrial biogenesis following growth restriction. (GD Wadley, ME Wlodek, GK McConell, J Owens). $122,887.

2007-2009: NHMRC Project Grant Can exercise and improved nutrition normalise rat skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis following growth restriction. (GK McConell, ME Wlodek, GD Wadley). $325,065.

2007: The University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (0606168) Can exercise normalise mitochondrial biogenesis following fetal growth restriction? GD Wadley. $28,200.

National Heart Foundation of Australia Travel Grant 2004

National Heart Foundation of Australia Travel Grant 2000

Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship 1999


Research interests

Dr Wadleys research program has two major research streams centred on the impacts of physical activity and nutrition on adult health. The first stream examines the impacts of physical activity and the nutritional environments during early life on later adult health. The second research stream investigates exercise and antioxidant therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis (synthesis) following exercise. Both of these topics have important implications for the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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