ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Peter Terry PhD FAPS FASMF FBASES is Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Graduate Research School at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, a registered psychologist, and formerly Psychology Coordinator at the Queensland Academy of Sport.

 

Over the past 35 years he has provided psychological support to more than 1,000 international and professional performers, including a host of Olympic medallists. He has worked as a sport psychologist at nine Olympic Games and more than 100 other international events. Peter is author of over 280 publications, including six books, 25 book chapters, and 80+ peer-reviewed journal articles. 

 

Peter is a Past-President of the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP) and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Sport Medicine Federation (ASMF) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). He served as President of the APS College of Sport Psychologists from 2002-2006, and was the 2011 recipient of the APS Colleges Award of Distinction. 

 

In the distant past, Peter played sport at representative level in rugby, soccer and track and field, competed in the national bobsled championships, and ran a three-hour marathon. He has now migrated to golf and tennis, both of which he admits to playing badly.