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Professor Peter Terry

Professor Peter Terry
Name Peter Terry
Position Dean (Graduate Research School)
Section Graduate Research School
Office Q307
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1681
Extension 1681
Email
Qualifications BHum London , GCertEd London , MA Victoria BC , PhD Kent

Dr Peter Terry is Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland. Internationally renowned for his research in the areas of mood responses, applications of music in sport and exercise, and psychometrics, Peter is author of over 270 publications, including five books, 25 book chapters, and 80 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has been cited more than 8,000 times in the scientific literature and has an H-index of 40. Peter has delivered keynote addresses at international conferences around the globe, and given more than 30 invited presentations to organisations such as the Royal Society of Medicine, the Oxford Union, and the International Olympic Committee. His 2011 book, Inside Sport Psychology (with Karageorghis), is a bestseller in its class and his e-text, Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology, (released in August 2014) is the world¿s first textbook on sport psychology published under a Creative Commons licence. Peter is 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), the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). As an applied practitioner 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 played sport at representative level in rugby, soccer and track and field, competed in the national bobsled championships, and ran a three-hour marathon.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology ( 170114 )
  • Human Movement and Sports Science ( 110600 )
  • Sport And Exercise Psychology ( 520107 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society
Fellow of the Australian Sport Medicine Federation
Fellow of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)



Publications in ePrints

Terry, Peter C. and Parsons-Smith, Renee and King, RachelORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3302-0919 and Terry, Victoria R. (2021) Influence of sex, age, and education on mood profile clusters. PLoS One, 16 (2):e0245341. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1932-6203

Bertollo, Maurizio and Filho, Edson and Terry, Peter C., eds. (2020) Advancements in mental skills training. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780367111588

Terry, Peter C. and Karageorghis, Costas I. and Curran, Michelle L. and Martin, Olwenn V. and Parsons-Smith, Renee L. (2020) Effects of music in exercise and sport: a meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 146 (2). pp. 91-117. ISSN 0033-2909

Terry, Peter C. (2020) Foreword: Feelings in sport: theory, research, and practical implications for performance and well-being. In: Feelings in sport: theory, research, and practical implications for performance and well-being. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 1-4.

Han, Christie S. Y. and Parsons-Smith, Renee L. and Terry, Peter C. (2020) Mood profiling in Singapore: cross-cultural validation and potential applications of mood profile clusters. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:665. pp. 1-9.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology ( 170114 )
  • Sport And Exercise Psychology ( 520107 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )