Bob Grove

Emeritus Professor, BA Furman, MA S. Methodist, PhD Florida State

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1573 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
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Personal profile


J. Robert Grove joined the academic staff of The University of Western Australia in 1984 and is an Emeritus Professor within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. 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. His professional qualifications include membership in the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Sport / Exercise Psychology and College of Health Psychology as well as registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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

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

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

Teaching overview

Exercise and Sport Psychology

Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health




  • 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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Research Output 1992 2017

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Multisample Analysis of Psychometric Properties for the Malaysian Adapted Sport Anxiety Scale-2 Among Youth Athletes

Hashim, H. A., Shaharuddin, S. S., Hamidan, S. & Grove, B., 1 Feb 2017, In : Psychological Reports. 120, 1, p. 141-157 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depth Perception
13 Citations (Scopus)
222 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Gestational Diabetes
Randomized Controlled Trials
Glucose Tolerance Test

A comparison of coping-styles of individual and team athletes of Australia and the Netherlands

Dollen, M., Grove, B. & Pepping, G., 2015, In : International Sports Studies. 37, p. 36-48

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
Heart Rate
Mobile Applications
Analysis of Variance

A process-oriented measure of habit strength for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

Grove, B., Zillich, I. & Medic, N., 2014, In : Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine. 2, p. 379–389

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2002 2013