Peter C. Terry, PhD, is a 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 27 years he has provided psychological support to more than 1,000 international and professional performers, including Olympic medalists in nine sports. He has been team psychologist at eight Olympic Games, 18 World Championships, 28 World Cup competitions, nine Wimbledon Championships, one Ashes Cricket series, the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, three South East Asian Games, and many other major international events.
Terry is author of more than 200 publications, including four books, 20 book chapters, and 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a Fellow of both the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), for which he served as President of its College of Sport Psychologists from 2002–2006, and was the 2011 recipient of its Colleges Award of Distinction. He is currently on the Managing Council of the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology. In the distant past he played sport at representative level in rugby, soccer, and track and field; sky-dived with the Red Devils; competed in the British bobsled championships; and ran a three-hour marathon. He has now migrated to golf and tennis, both of which he confesses to playing poorly.