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Dr Matthew Varley Lecturer, Sports & Exercise Science

Matthew is a lecturer in sport science at the La Trobe university Bundoora Campus. He has worked as a sports scientist in both an applied and academic setting. His main research focus is athlete monitoring, sports technology, sport science, data in sport and team sports. He has worked with a range of team sports and believes applied sports research should result in a clear practical application.

Previously Matthew worked as Research Coordinator and Senior Sport Scientist at the Football Performance & Science Department at the Aspire Academy in Qatar. Prior to that he was a lecturer in the College of Sports and Exercise Science at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia where he taught in the areas of sports and exercise physiology. Matthew completed his undergraduate studies at RMIT and his PhD at Victoria University titled “Acceleration and Fatigue in Soccer”.

Matthew has experience with the Victorian Institute of Sport and has provided sport science advice for several elite sporting clubs and sport technology companies including Football Federation Australia, Football Federation Victoria, Fusion Sports, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory Football Clubs and Western Bulldogs Football Club.


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