Professor Murray Phillips

Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Professor

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
m.phillips@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56637

Overview

Professor Phillips has a range of research interests in the historical and contemporary dimensions of sport. He has written on the historical and contemporary aspects of sport and war, sport and gender, sports' coaching, golf, rugby league, rugby union, sport structures as well as the ontological, epistemological and methodological aspects of sport history.

With these interests in mind, Professor Phillips has received external funding from the Australian Research Council, Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Coaching Council, the Australian War Memorial, as well as internal funding from the Universities of Canberra, South Australia and Queensland. He was commissioned by the Women and Sport Unit at the Australian Sports Commission to write An Illusory Image: A Report on the Media Coverage and Portrayal of Women's Sport in Australia 1996, has written a history of coaching in Australia entitled From Sidelines to Centre Field for the Australian Coaching Council, and is currently writing the centennial history of swimming in Australia for the National Sporting Organisation, Australian Swimming. In addition, Professor Phillips has been contracted to edit a book on the ontological, epistemological and methodological dimensions of sport history that draws on the collective experience of twelve of the leading sport historians around the world.

Professor Phillips has been an associate editor and book reviews editor for the Journal of Football Studies and is also on the executive committee of the Australian Society for Sport Historians and is the book reviews editor for the national journal, Sporting Traditions.

Background

Murray Phillips is a senior lecturer in the School of Human Movement Studies. He joined the School in 2000 from the University of South Australia (1998-2000) and also from the University of Canberra (1990-1997). He gained his PhD in the field of Sport History in 1992 from the University of Queensland. Professor Phillips teaches in the socio-cultural dimensions of sport and physical activities.

Research Interests

  • Sport history
  • Indigenous Australia
  • Digital history

Qualifications

  • Dip Ed, Queensland University of Technology
  • BA (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

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Book

Book Chapter

  • McCuaig, Louise and Phillips, Murray (2019). Sport and the normalisation of Australian Aboriginal Peoples. 'Race', youth sport, physical activity and health: global perspectives. (pp. 127-140) edited by Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito and Kevin Hylton. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Phillips, Murray G. and Osmond, Gary (2015). Digital history flexes its muscle. Sport History in the Digital Era. (pp. 251-269) edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press.

  • Phillips, Murray, Osmond, Gary and Morgan, Sandra (2015). Indigenous sport and heritage: Cherbourg’s ration shed museum. Sport heritage. (pp. 22-37) edited by Gregory Ramshaw. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2015). Introduction: The bones of digital history. Sport history in the digital era. (pp. 1-32) Chicago, ILL, United States: University of Illinois Press.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2015). The bones of digital history. Sport History in the Digital Era. (pp. 1-32) edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. Champaign, IL, United States: University of Illinois Press.

  • Townsend, Stephen, Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2014). Wicked Wikipedia: communities of practice, the production of knowledge and Australian sport history. Sports History. (pp. 269-286) edited by Wray Vamplew. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Pringle, Richard and Phillips, Murray (2013). Postmodern social theory and the art, practice and reading of history. Examining sport histories: power, paradigms, and reflexivity. (pp. 27-58) edited by Richard Pringle and Murray Phillips. Morgantown, WV, United States: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Pringle, Richard and Phillips, Murray (2013). Sport history, historiography and postmodern social theory: an introduction. Examining sport histories: power, paradigms, and reflexivity. (pp. 1-26) edited by Richard Pringle and Murray Phillips. Morgantown, WV, United States: Fitness Information Technology.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2012). Conclusion. Representing the sporting past in museums and halls of fame. (pp. 249-257) edited by Murray G. Phillips. New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2012). Enveloping the past: sport stamps, visuality and museums. The visual in sport. (pp. 52-69) edited by Mike Huggins and Mike O'Mahony. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2012). Introduction - historians in sport museums. Representing the sporting past in museums and halls of fame. (pp. 1-26) edited by Murray G. Phillips. New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

  • Phillips, Murray and Hutchins, Brett (2010). Losing control of the ball: The political economy of football and the media in Australia. Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices: A Reader. (pp. 95-108) New York, NY United States: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780429497216

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray (2010). Sources. Routledge companion to sports history. (pp. 34-50) edited by S. W. Pope and John Nauright. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K. ; New York, U.S.A.: Routledge.

  • Phillips, Murray and Magdalinski, Tara (2008). Sport in Australia. Sport and Society: A Student Introduction. (pp. 492-512) Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781446278833.n22

  • Hooper, S., Trost, S. and Phillips, M. (2007). Health and welfare of junior sport participants. Junior sport matters: Briefing papers for Australian junior sport. (pp. 41-48) edited by Hooper, S., Macdonald, D. and Phillips, M.. Belconnen, ACT: Australian Sports Commission.

  • Phillips, M., Macdonald, D. and Hanrahan, S. J. (2007). Historical, cultural and social perspectives of junior sport. Junior sport matters: Briefing papers for Australian junior sport. (pp. 1-7) edited by Hooper, S., Macdonald, D. and Phillips, M.. Belconnen, ACT: Australian Sports Commission.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2006). Conclusion. Deconstructing Sport History: A Postmodern Analysis. (pp. 245-253) State University of New York Press.

  • Phillips, M (2006). Conclusion. Deconstructing Sport History: A Postmodern Analysis. (pp. 245-253) edited by M.G. Phillips. New York: SUNY Press.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2006). Dissension and challenges in surf lifesaving: Amateurism and professionalism. Between the flags: One hundred summers of Australian surf lifesaving. (pp. 165-188) edited by Ed Jaggard. Sydney, Australia: UNSW Press.

  • Phillips, M. and Roper, A. P. (2006). History of physical education. The handbook of physical education. (pp. 123-140) edited by D. Kirk, D. Macdonald and M. O'Sullivan. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781848608009.n8

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2006). Introduction: Sport history and postmodernism. Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis. (pp. 1-24) edited by M.G. Phillips. New York, United States: SUNY Press.

  • Phillips, M., Hutchins, B. and Stewart, B. (2005). The media sport cultural complex: Football and fan resistance in Australia. The Political Economy of Sport. (pp. 85-103) edited by J. Nauright and K.S. Schimmel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Phillips, M. and Magdalinski, T. (2003). Sport in Australia. Sport and Society: A Student Introduction. (pp. 312-329) edited by B. Houlihan. London: Sage Publications.

  • Hutchins, B. and Phillips, M. (1999). The global union: Globalization and the Rugby World Cup. Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce. (pp. 149-164) edited by T. J. L. Chandler and J. Nauright. London: Frank Cass.

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