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Dr Matthew Hoon Name: Dr Matthew Hoon
Lecturer (Exercise Science)
+612 6209 1118
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (ACT)
Biographical Information

My life in the sports industry began as a tennis coach for a number of years, before deciding to undertake tertiary education in sports & exercise science. After completing a Honours degree at the University of Sydney, I spent some time within the Physiology department at the Australian Institute of Sport, gaining valuable experience working with some of Australia's elite performers. This helped fuel interest in a PhD which I undertook with the Sports Nutrition discipline, looking at supplement use to improve endurance performance.

I've been in academia now for a number of years and am thoroughly enjoying both the teaching and research aspects of it. I'm still pursuing research in the sports performance area - anything that might give me a little edge in improving my very mediocre athletic ability.


The Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Exercise Performance in Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Hoon MW, Johnson NA, Chapman PG, Burke LB. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2013, 23(5):522-32.

The Effect of Ice Slushy Ingestion and Mouthwash on Thermoregulation and Endurance Performance in the Heat. Burdon CA, Hoon MW, Johnson NA, Chapman PG, O'Connor HT. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2013, 23(5):458-69.

The Effect of Variable Doses of Inorganic Nitrate-Rich Beetroot Juice on Simulated 2,000 m Rowing Performance in Trained Athletes. Hoon MW, Jones AM, Johnson NA, Blackwell JR, Broad EM, Lundy B, Rice AJ, Burke LM. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2014, 9, 614-620

Nitrate Supplementation and High-intensity Performance in Competitive Cyclists. Hoon MW, Hopkins WG, Jones AM, Martin DT, Halson SL, West NP, Johnson NA, Burke LM. Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism. 2014, 39(9): 1043-1049

The Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Muscle Contraction in Healthy Adults. Hoon MW, Fornusek C, Chapman PG, Johnson NA. European Journal of Sports Science. 2015, 15(8) 712-719. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2015.1053418

Commentaries on Viewpoint: Can elite athletes benefit from dietary nitrate supplementation? Hoon MW, Burke LM. Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(6): 762-769. 

A Comparison of the Accuracy and Reliability of the Wahoo KICKR and SRM Power Meter. Hoon MW, Michael SM, Patton RL, Chapman PG, Areta JL. Journal of Science and Cycling. 2016, epub ahead of publication. 

  • Exercise physiology & performance
  • Sports nutrition

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