Brendan Lay

Dr, BAppSc PhD Deakin

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

    6009 Perth


  • 837 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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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


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

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Research Output 2002 2019

Administrative Personnel

Different visual stimuli affect muscle activation at the knee during sidestepping

Lee, M., Lloyd, D., Lay, B., Bourke, P. D. & Alderson, J., 19 May 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 10, p. 1123-1128 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures
Reaction Time
Decision Making
Reaction Time
Hot Temperature

Look out! How do footballers' search for opponents during evasive tasks?

Tidman, S., Alderson, J., Bourke, P. & Lay, B., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 40, p. S68-S68 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract


Data for: Modulation of joint and limb mechanical work in walk-to-run transition steps in humans

Lay, B. (Creator), Rubenson, J. (Creator), Pires, N. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 2 Aug 2018


Projects 2006 2015