Dr Andrew Lavender
Phone: (03) 53276593
Position: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Exercise and Sport Science
- PhD (Human Physiology)
- MSc (Sports Science)
- BSc (Sports Science)
- Graduate Certificate (Tertiary Teaching)
- Graduate Certificate (Tertiary Education Management)
- Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA)
- Motor Control and Learning
- Exercise Science
- Research Supervision
- Member: Exercise and Sport Science Australia
- Member: Australasian Neuroscience Society
- Member: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Australian Alumni Association
- Editorial Board: PLOS ONE
- Guest Editor: Sports (MDPI)
- Mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, subconcussion
- Neuromuscular function
- Longevity and healthy ageing
- Eccentric exercise induced muscle damage
- Eccentric training
Publications (last 5 years)
- Lavender AP, Özyurt MG, Karacan İ, Topkara B, Balkozak S, Bilici İ, Hill A-M, Türker KS. Effect of ageing on H-reflex response to fatigue. Experimental Brain Research. Published online 16th December 2019.
- Jolley D, Lavender AP, Davis M. Misconceptions in the knowledge of vocational fitness students and graduates. Australian Journal of Adult Learning. Accepted for Publication 1st December 2019.
- Jolley D, Davis M, Lavender AP. Misconceptions in the knowledge of tertiary exercise science and vocational fitness students. International Journal of Training Research 16: 267-277, 2019.
- Lavender AP, Obata H, Kawashima N, Nakazawa K. Effect of paired associative stimulation on corticomotor excitability in chronic smokers. Brain Sciences 9: 62, 2019.
- Lex D. de Jong, PhD, Andrew P. Lavender, PhD, Chris Wortham, PhD, Dawn A. Skelton, PhD, Terry P. Haines, PhD,Anne-Marie Hill, PhD. Exploring Purpose-Designed Audiovisual Falls Prevention Messages on Older People’s Capability and Motivation to Prevent Falls. Health and Social Care in the Community 27: e471-e482, 2019.
- Jaydari Fard S, Tahmasebi Boroujeni, S, Lavender AP. Mental fatigue impairs simple reaction time in non-athletes more than athletes. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior 7: 117-126, 2019.
- Ohno M, Lavender AP, Sawai A. Heat-induced Body Fluid Loss Causes Muscle Cramp during Maximal Voluntary Contraction for the Knee Flexors. International Journal of Sport and Health Science 16: 191-199, 2018.
- Singh J, Appleby BB, Lavender AP. Effect of Plyometric Training on Speed and Change of Direction Ability in Elite Field Hockey Players. Sports 6: 144, 2018.
- Jaydari Fard S, Lavender AP. A comparison of mental fatigue between males and females. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior 7: 1-11, 2018.
- *Sale MV, *Lavender AP, Opie GM, Nordstrom MA, Semmler JG. Increased intracortical inhibition in elderly adults with anterior-posterior current flow: a TMS study. Clinical Neurophysiology 127: 635-640, 2016. *Authors contributed equally.
Grants (last 5 years)
- Julia Georgieva: Curtin University Research Training Program scholarship for PhD project to begin in 2020. $27,000 support per year for 3.5 years. Awarded in 2020.
- Occupational Therapy Australia Research Grant Application. CI-A: A/Prof Marina Ciccarelli, Title: Using home based immersive virtual reality as an adjunct to conventional therapy for upper limb rehabilitation in people with cervical spinal cord injury. $40,000. Awarded in 2019.
- School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University Mid Career Visiting Fellowship Scheme. With Prof Anne-Marie Hill. Visiting Fellow – Prof Kemal S. Turker, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.
$5000. Awarded in 2017.
- NHMRC Equipment Grant Scheme. Dr Andrew Lavender & Assoc Prof Anne-Marie Hill. Funding for Power Plate Pro5 Whole Body Vibration Platform. $14,457. Awarded in 2017.
Research Higher Degree Completions (last 5 years)
- Julia Georgieva, Doctor of Philosophy, Current. Effects of mTBI on response to VR optic flow.
- Cameron Little, Doctor of Philosophy, Current. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation Through a Different Lens: Psychological Factors and Brain Plasticity.
- Daniel Jolley, Doctor of Philosophy, completed in 2019. Misconceptions and critical thinking ability in undergraduate exercise science students, vocational fitness students and exercise professionals.