Tony Morris

Tony Morris is a professor of sport, exercise, and health psychology at Victoria University. He was born in Leeds, England, and has lived in Melbourne, Australia, for 17 years. Trained in psychology, with a PhD in education, he previously worked in motor learning and sport psychology for eight years in the UK. Tony has published seven books and monographs, four as editor and three as author, and has authored more than 150 book chapters, journal articles, and refereed conference proceedings papers.

In the UK, he helped form the British Association of Sports Sciences (BASS, now BASES) and was its second Honorary Secretary. He led the development of the Australian College of Sport Psychologists and was its inaugural chair. He has been a member of the Managing Council of the Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP) since 1995, was Secretary General from 1996 to 1998, and has been President of ASPASP since 1998. He was a member of the Managing Council of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) from 1997 to 2005, when he was Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 11th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. Tony has worked with many research students, having graduated more than 20 doctoral students. His primary areas of research interest include the application of psychological skills and techniques across all aspects of sport and physical activity and the involvement of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of illness, especially in chronic illness and disability. He has worked with athletes and teams at a range of levels, including international performers. He has presented approximately 100 invited lectures around the world, including more than 10 keynote presentations at international conferences.