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Dr Harry Banyard

Senior Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science


Harry Banyard is a senior lecturer in exercise and sports science at Swinburne University of Technology. Prior to becoming a lecturer at Swinburne, Harry was the athlete development manager at the West Australian Football Commission, and completed his PhD at Edith Cowan University on the topic of velocity-based training: monitoring, implementation and effects on strength and power.

His research focus is to improve exercise training & monitoring methods in different populations (youth, adults, older adults, athletes, astronauts).

Some of his current research areas include: velocity-based training, optimal exercise for astronauts, sprint & jump force-velocity profiling & training, fatigue & barbell movement tracking, exercise & its effect on depression & anxiety, & motivational strategies to increase physical activity levels.

Research interests

Sport Science; Sports Performance Technology; Exercise & Mood Disorders; Telehealth Exercise Prescription; Long Term Athlete Development; Strength Training; Sports Performance Monitoring; Exercise Prescription; Injury Prevention; Athlete Monitoring

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Exercise and Mental Health Research:

Exercise for Astronauts

Velocity-based Training


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Exercise for Astronauts:

Velocity-based Training

Fields of Research

  • Sports Science And Exercise - 420700

Teaching areas

Sport Science;Exercise Prescription;Strength & Conditioning;Injury Rehabilitation;Exercise Science


Also published as: Banyard, Harry; Banyard, H.; Banyard, Henry; Banyard, H. G.; Banyard, Harry G.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Validation of a linear position transducer’s accuracy in resistance training exercises *; KINETIC PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD FUND SCHEME

* Chief Investigator