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Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Queensland

Dr. Peter Terry PhD FAPS FASMF FBASES is Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor of Psychology 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 260 publications, including five books, 24 book chapters, and 75 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.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Queensland


  • 1993 
    University of Kent, UK, PhD

Research Areas

  • Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)
  • Psychology (1701)