Dr Matthew Mooney

Dr Mathew Mooney is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar who will be working at southern Sports Medicine clinic in 2023. Dr Mooney has a diverse background including sport science, strength and conditioning, prior to completing his medical degree at the University of Wollongong in 2015. As a junior doctor he has worked across infectious diseases, emergency, rehabilitation medicine and orthopaedics. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak Dr Mooney commenced a PhD at the Australian Institute of Sport and University of Canberra investigating infectious diseases in high performance athletes utilising point of care multiplex PCR testing technology.

Dr Mooney was responsible for the planning and implementation of the illness management clinic for the Australian team at key sporting events including the Pacific Games in Samoa, Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Paralympics, Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing Winter Paralympics and Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Dr Mooney has provided similar services at the Australian Open Tennis, for the Australian Cricket team, Triathlon Australia, and is the appointed honorary infectious diseases advisor for the FFA also providing services through the 2023 World Cup qualification period. In between research and travel with sporting teams he has spent the previous 4 years consulting part time out of the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for residential and camp athletes.

This work has lead to Dr Mooney being awarded the Australian Sports Medal Award, and was invited to help prepare the National Critical Care Trauma Response Team (NCCTRC) with their point of care PCR testing services at the Garma festival in Arnhem Land. In addition to his interest in infectious diseases in athletes he is the lead author in the Exercise in Bushfire smoke for high performance athletes: A position statement endorsed from the AIS and ACSEP and SMA.

Mathew, also has personal interest in the application of technology in strength and power sports. He is still active as an elite track sprint cyclist, having previously competing at National and Oceania championships on multiple occasions.

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