Dr Andrew Lavender completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and a Master of Science in Sports Science at Edith Cowan University before beginning PhD at Yokohama City University in 2002 under the Supervision of Professor Kazunori Nosaka. His research in exercise induced muscle damage in older individuals extended the previous work of Prof Nosaka in young participants. Dr Lavender has since worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at The University of Adelaide and The University of Tokyo before taking up an academic position at Curtin University in 2012.
Dr Lavender teaches motor control in the Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science course in the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. He is supervising PhD and honours students whose projects involve exercise induced muscle damage, effects of tackling on brain function and the effects of exercise on cortical function in healthy older people.