Associate Professor Murray Phillips

Associate Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
m.phillips@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56637

Overview

Dr 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, Dr 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, Dr 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.

Dr 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. Dr Phillips teaches in the socio-cultural dimensions of sport and physical activities.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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

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

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2015). The bones of digital history. In Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips (Ed.), Sport History in the Digital Era (pp. 1-32) 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. In Wray Vamplew (Ed.), Sports History (pp. 269-286) Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Phillips, M. and Roper, A. P. (2006). History of physical education. In D. Kirk, D. Macdonald and M. O'Sullivan (Ed.), The handbook of physical education (pp. 123-140) London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2006). Introduction: Sport history and postmodernism. In M.G. Phillips (Ed.), Deconstructing sport history: A postmodern analysis (pp. 1-24) 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. In J. Nauright and K.S. Schimmel (Ed.), The Political Economy of Sport (pp. 85-103) New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Phillips, M. (2010). Tensions, conflicts and exclusion: Sports medicine and sport science during the turbulent decades of the 1950s and 1960s. In: 2010 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: "Hot topics in the tropics". Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (ACSMS) 2010, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia, (e1-e1). 3-6 November 2010. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.462

  • Osmond, Gary and Phillips, Murray G. (2009). Enveloping the Past: Sport Stamps, Visuality and Museums. In: The Visual Turn in Sports History Conference, Bristol, England, (). 13-14 June 2009.

  • Phillips, M. (2007). From print to screen: Cross currents in the narratives of Australia's swimming past. In: Lomax, Michael E., North American Society for Sport History. Proceedings. Proceedings of the 2007 North American Society for Sport History Conference. 2007 North American Society for Sport History Conference, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America, (47-47). 25-28 May 2007.

  • Phillips, Murray (2007). Sport history and public history : Intersecting narratives. In: Australian Society for Sport History 16th Bi-Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, (). 27-30 June, 2007.

  • Phillips, M. (2006). An athletic clio on screen: Sport documentaries and approaches to the production of history. In: M.E. Lomax, North American Society for Sport History Proceedings 2006. 34th Annual NASSH Conference, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, (66). 19-22 May, 2006.

  • Hooper, S. L., Dudfield, O. and Phillips, M. (2006). Duty of care initiatives for elite junior athletes' health and welfare. In: CISC2006 Conference Organising Committee, 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference Program and Abstracts. 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference CISC2006, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (192-192). 9-12 March, 2006.

  • O'Keeffe, E. E., Auld, C., Phillips, M and Hooper, S. L. (2006). Towards the development of a talent identification and development program for coaches. In: CISC2006 Conference Organising Committee, 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference Program and Abstracts. 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference CISC2006, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (83-83). 9-12 March, 2006.

  • Phillips, M. (2005). Performing sport history: Alternate readings of the sporting past. In: M. Nicholson, R. Hess, B. Stewart and C. Symons, The Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Sports History Abstracts. Sporting Traditions XV, Melbourne, (). 11-14 July, 2005.

  • Hooper, S., Dudfield, O., Phillips, M. and Rynne, S. (2004). A multi-disciplinary approach for protecting the health and welfare of young elite athletes. In: V. Klisouras, S. Kellis and I. Mourradtidis, Sport science through the ages: Proceedings of the 2004 Pre-Olympic congress. 2004 Pre-Olympic Congress: Sport Science through the Ages, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, (). 6-11 August, 2004.

  • Phillips, M. (2004). Sport Films, Documentaries and Social Memory: The Making of The Original Mermaid. In: Proceedings of the North American Society for Sport History. 32nd Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport History, Monterey, California, (61-61). 28th - 31st May, 2004.

  • Phillips, M. (2004). The rise of sport science and the role of coaches in the Australian context. In: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science Inaugural National Conference. Exercise and Sports Science 2004 - From Research to Practice, Brisbane, (). 14-16 April 2004.

  • Phillips, Murray G. (2004). Tunnel vision: The production of sport history. In: J. Wright, Researching in Sport, Physical and Health Education: Conference Papers. 3rd Biannual Researching Sport, Physical and Health Education Conference, Wollongong, (19-35). May 2003.

  • Macdonald, D., Hooper, S. L. and Phillips, M. (2003). Australian Junior Sport Framework: Rethinking Junior Sport. In: The Conference Secretariat, 2nd International Conference: Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding. 2nd International Conference: Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (14-14). 11-14 December, 2003.

  • Hooper, S. L., Macdonald, D. and Phillips, M. (2003). Development of the national junior sport framework. In: B. Abernethy, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Tackling the Barriers to Participation and Performance. Abstracts of the 2003 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Tackling the Barriers to Participation and Performance. Abstracts of the 2003 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (14-14). 25-28 October, 2003. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(03)80060-9

  • Phillips, M. (2002). Looking in the closet: An examination of the rhetorical dimensions of sport history. In: M. E. Lomax, 30th Annual Convention of the North american Society for Sport History 2002 Program. , French Lick, Indiana, (). 24-27 May, 2002.

Other Outputs

  • Phillips, Murray and Osmond, Gary (2007) Seymour Vivian (Sam) Herford in Diane Langmore (eds.) Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press

  • Phillips, Murray G. (Murray George) (1992). Australian sport and World War One PhD Thesis, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision