Bob Grove

Emeritus Professor, BA Furman, MA Southern Methodist, PhD Florida State

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


J. Robert Grove is an Emeritus Professor of Exercise, Health and Sport Psychology within the School of Human Sciences. His educational qualifications include a PhD in Movement Science from Florida State University, an MA in Social and Organisational Psychology from Southern Methodist University, and a BA in Psychology from Furman University.

Funding overview

Professor Grove and his colleagues have received research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Council for the Arts, Australian Rotary Health, the Western Australia Department of Education and Training, the Health Department of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, and Healthway.

Previous positions

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, 2007-2009

Acting Head of School (Sport Science, Exercise and Health), 2009

Teaching overview

Bob's teaching areas include Exercise and Sport Psychology as well as Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health. He has received multiple Excellence in Teaching awards at the Faculty and University level. In 2015 he was awarded a National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Office of Learning and Teaching.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Exercise and health psychology
  • Sport psychology
  • Self-concept and self-esteem
  • Stress, anxiety and coping
  • Overtraining and burnout
  • Exercise behaviour
  • Health habits


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