Prof Glenn Wadley

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Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
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

Contact

glenn.wadley@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46018

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.

Affiliations

The Australian Physiological Society

Australian Diabetes Society

Australian Society for Medical Research

American Physiological Society
 

Teaching interests

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism, Lecturer and Campus Chair (Burwood)

HSE201 Exercise Physiology, Lecturer

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

Conferences

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

2018: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2018: Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision, Deakin University.

2017: The Michael Roberts Excellence in Physiology Education Award. The Australian Physiological Society

2016: Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding  Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Government. For leadership in implementing a suite of active-learning approaches that have enhanced student learning in undergraduate physiology and in Honours research training.

2015: Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University

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

2004: National Heart Foundation of Australia Travel Grant

2000: National Heart Foundation of Australia Travel Grant

1999: Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Improving glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes with vitamin C

Prof Glenn Wadley

DART Grant - Research - Diabetes Australia - Victoria (Research Trust)

  • 2016: $59,921

Home-based vascular therapy for improving exercise tolerance and glycaemia in type 2 diabetes

Prof Michelle Keske, Prof Glenn Wadley, Dr Andrew Betik, Dr Lewan Parker, Dr Gunveen Kaur

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant

  • 2022: $70,000

Early detection of insulin-resistance with a mixed meal challenge - The REFINE study

Prof Michelle Keske, Prof Thomas Marwick, Prof Itamar Levinger, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Glenn Wadley, Dr Lewan Parker, Dr Gavin Abbott

MRFF (NHMRC) CVH Mission - Cardiovascular Health Grant

  • 2024: $356,888
  • 2023: $624,790

Other Funding Sources

Equipment - gentleMACS Octo Dissociator

Prof Glenn Wadley

NHMRC - Equipment Grant - Not R&D income countable (2017-current)

  • 2024: $37,400

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Ashleigh Sarah Zuccolo

Thesis entitled: Exploring Coaches' Understanding of the Game Sense Approach to Coaching

MAppSc, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2018

Dale John Morrison

Thesis entitled: Quantification of postprandial glucose flux following endurance exercise training and overfeeding by the triple tracer technique

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2017

Yasmin Asif

Thesis entitled: Impact of exercise early in life on the adult heart

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2014

Shaun Mason

Thesis entitled: Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes with antioxidant vitamin C therapy

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Executive Supervisor
2023

Jessica Silver

Thesis entitled: MicroRNA Expression in Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria

Doctor of Philosophy (Joint, Uni of Copenhagen), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2023

Sarah Alexander

Thesis entitled: The Role of Testosterone in the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle in Pre-menopausal Females

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2022

Katherine Roberts Thomson

Thesis entitled: Examination of Postprandial Peripheral Tissue Blood Flow Responses

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Charles Urwin

Thesis entitled: Physiological and Gastrointestinal Responses to Ingestion of Sodium Citrate

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2021

Wei (Teddy) Ang

Thesis entitled: Understanding the Physiologic Regulation of Endogenous Glucose Production

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Steven Douglas Hamley

Thesis entitled: Understanding the Mechanisms of Hyperinsulinemia

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2020

Daniel Hoffman

Thesis entitled: Australian football injury patterns, risk factors and association with performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Candice Elaine Thomas

Thesis entitled: An Investigation of the Talent Development Environment of Caribbean Track and Field Athletes

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2016

Evelyn Zacharewicz

Thesis entitled: The Role of MicroRNAs in Regulating Muscle Protein Synthesis

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2014

Isabelle Guller

Thesis entitled: MicroRNA profiling in brown adipose tissue and muscle-derived CD34+ cells

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences