• The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I completed my PhD at Deakin University (Melbourne) in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Tony Sparrow. I then moved to The Pennsylvania State University where I took a Postdoctoral research position in the Motor Control Laboratory led by Professor Mark Latash. I have been teaching and researching within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health since 2005.

Roles and responsibilities

- Chair of Science Regional Ethics Review Committee

Funding overview

HEALTHWAY – Research into Practice Grant. A health related movement based video games rating measure for consumers Ass.Prof Michael Rosenberg, Asst.Prof Rebecca Braham, Asst.Prof Brendan Lay - $750,000.00 (Chief Investigator)

UWA Research Grants Scheme. The effect of prolonged walking on postural control in elderly women. Dr Brendan Lay, Dr Peter Mills - $8,000 (Chief Investigator)

UWA Research Grants Scheme. Prevalence survey of fundamental movement skills in Western Australian primary schools. Dr Brendan Lay, Dr Rebecca Braham, Dr Michael Rosenberg - $8,000 (Chief Investigator)

HEALTHWAY – Starter Grant. Strengthening the exercise intention-behaviour relationship: A pilot investigation on the moderating effects of exerciser self-schema. Dr James Dimmock, Dr Brendan Lay, Dr Rebecca Braham, Dr Michael Rosenberg -$18 636.71 (Chief Investigator)

UWA Research Grants Scheme. The influence of group size on task specific intervention in children with coordination difficulties. Dr Rebecca Braham, Dr Brendan Lay, Ms Melissa Licari - $8,200 (Associate Investigator)

Neurotrauma Research Program (NRP). 'Move again Program WA - MAP-Proposal to establish an Exercise Research Centre for Rehabilitation & Recovery in Individuals with Acquired Brain or Spinal Cord Injury'. Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Professor Francis Mastaglia, Mr John Ker, Winthrop Professor James Grove, A/Prof John Buchanan, Professor Barbara Singer, Winthrop Professor David Lloyd, Professor Gary Thickbroom, Dr Brendan Lay, Professor Peter Hamer, Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed - $205,000.00 (Chief Investigator)

Teaching overview

- SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control (Unit Coordinator)
- SSEH4654 Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning (Unit Coordinator)
- SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development (Unit Coordinator)


- Visual-perceptual skill
- Motor Learning
- Fundamental Movement Skills
- Active Video Gaming
- Injury Biomechanics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Ageing effects on co-ordination
  • Motor control
  • Motor learning


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