Tony Morris

Dr Tony Morris is Emeritus Professor of Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology in the College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne. He trained in the UK, gaining a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aston and a PhD from the University of Leeds. During his career, Dr Morris has been a leader in his field in the UK, Australia, Asia and the World. From the early 1980s, he developed frameworks and curricula for teaching sport psychology at Undergraduate and Masters levels. The professional Masters degree he established in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Victoria University was recognized as a world-leading program for nearly 25 years. Dr Morris was Director of the University Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Science (CRESS, 1992-1995; 2009-2010) and the University Institute for Diabetes and Diversity (2005-2008). He was Faculty Research Coordinator (1995-2000) then the first Associate Dean (Research) at Victoria University (2001-2003). Dr Morris is widely published in his field with 13 authored and edited texts, more than 65 book chapters, and more than 225 journal and published international conference papers. He has presented over 350 papers at major international conferences. Dr Morris has also contributed to the international development of his field as Honorary Secretary of the British Association of Sports Sciences (1987-89), inaugural Chair of the College of Sport Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society (1991-1995), Treasurer (2000-2005) of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), and Secretary General (1995-1998), President (1998-2011) and Past President (2011-2014) of the Asian South-Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP). Dr Morris was Chair of the 2005 ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology in Sydney, Australia. Dr Morris has been Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya, Malaysia (2012-2019), Zhejiang University, China (2013-2018) and Beijing Sport University 2018-2019.

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