Dale has a diverse background in both education and in high performance. He has more than 5 years' teaching experience, teaching in exercise physiology, exercise programming and prescription and sports coaching units at both Deakin College and Deakin University.

In 2016 Dale was appointed as Chief Project Officer for designing two masters-level units in strength and conditioning (S&C) as part of the Masters of Applied Sports Science program at Deakin University. Prior to this, Dale worked in the UK as a S&C coach for the London Skolars Rugby League Club.

Recently, Dale worked in India at the Inspire Institute of Sport where he led the S&C and sports science programs as head of department for S&C. During this time, Dale was part of several successful international campaigns, and was the head S&C coach for Tababi Devi when she became the first Indian Judo athlete to secure an Olympic medal (silver).

Currently Dale is investigating the effects of combining brain stimulation techniques with e-health training strategies for ageing populations, and is in the final stages of completing his PhD studies.

Dale has previously published sports performance, neurophysiology and applied S&C training articles in several well-known sports science journals, and is continuing to explore elite combat athlete physiological profiles. Now part of the First Year College as an Academic Teaching Scholar, Dale will teach into the Sport and Exercise Science units

Areas of expertise

  • Resistance training and sports conditioning
  • Exercise physiology
  • E-health training techniques
 Dale Harris

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 4851

Research grants

Edith Cowan University research grant in 2018, totalling $8,000


Refereed journal articles 

  • Harris, D.M., Foulds, S. and Latella, C., 2019. Evidence-Based Training Recommendations for the Elite Judoka. Strength & Conditioning Journal.
  • Harris, D.M., Rantalainen, T., Muthalib, M., Johnson, L., Duckham, R.L., Smith, S.T., Daly, R.M. and Teo, W.P., 2018. Concurrent exergaming and transcranial direct current stimulation to improve balance in people with Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), p.387.
  • Latella, C., Teo, W.P., Harris, D., Major, B., VanderWesthuizen, D. and Hendy, A.M., 2017. Effects of acute resistance training modality on corticospinal excitability, intra-cortical and neuromuscular responses. European journal of applied physiology, 117(11), pp.2211-2224.
  • Harris, D.M., Rantalainen, T., Muthalib, M., Johnson, L. and Teo, W.P., 2015. Exergaming as a viable therapeutic tool to improve static and dynamic balance among older adults and people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 7, p.167.
  • Harris, D., 2014. Taekwondo: A review of the physiology and current training practices, with a practical application of a four-week training mesocycle. J Aust Strength Cond, 22, pp.96-109.


Professional memberships

Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 2 Coach

Industry experience

  • Lead Strength and Conditioning coach – London Skolars Rugby League, 3 years, London UK
  • ​Head of Department for Strength and Conditioning – Inspire Institute of Sports, 1 year, Karnataka IND