• 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

Research expertise keywords

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


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