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Dr Christopher Latella

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3637, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO193103
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3637
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO193103  


Chris is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Neurophysiology Research Laboratory located within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Lecturer – Deakin College, Burwood Victoria.
  • Casual Academic/Research Assistant – Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria.
  • Casual Academic – Victoria University, Footscray, Victoria.
  • Research Assistant – Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria.

Professional Associations

  • ASCA Level 1
  • NCAS
  • NSCA

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2018- Best presentation by and early career researcher, Australian Society for Psychophysiology conference, Geelong, Australia.
  • 2012 - Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) award.


Research Areas and Interests

  • Neurophysiological underpinning of fatigue ad recovery which impacts human performance and function, with a particular interest in the acute responses to resistance training.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2017.


Recent Research Grants

  • Effects of brief periods of hypoxia on serotonin release and the behaviour of human motoneurones.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019,  2019 - 2020,  $11,368.
  • Developing strategies to optimise athletic performance in elite athletes; Preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2018 Round 1,  2018 - 2019,  $7,270.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Latella, C., Goodwill, A., Muthalib, M., Hendy, A., Major, B., Nosaka, K., Teo, W., (2019), Effects of eccentric versus concentric contractions of the biceps brachii on intracortical inhibition and facilitation. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, epub ahead of print(Nov 2018), 11p., Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.13334.
  • Latella, C., Teo, W., Harris, D., Major, B., Vanderwesthuizen, D., Hendy, A., (2017), Effects of acute resistance training modality on corticospinal excitability, intra-cortical and neuromuscular responses. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117(11), 2211-2224, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-017-3709-7.
  • Latella, C., Hendy, AM., Pearce, AJ., Vanderwesthuizen, D., Teo, W., (2016), The time-course of acute changes in corticospinal excitability, intra-cortical inhibition and facilitation following a single-session heavy strength training of the biceps brachii. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(Dec 2016), Article Number: 607, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00607.
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