Professor Cliff Mallett

Professor

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
cmallett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56765

Overview

Professor Mallett has enjoyed a distinguished career in elite coaching and academia. Prof. Mallett was an Olympic and World Championship medal-winning coach and won a National university teaching award (2011). In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious August-Wilhelm Scheer Professorial Fellowship at Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany. He developed a world-renowned online program in sports coaching and consults nationally and internationally to many elite sporting organisations. Prof. Mallett is a leading international scholar in two broad and interrelated research areas - sport psychology and coaching; specifically:

Understanding the person-in-context

  • Multi-layered understanding of the person-in-context (personality profiling of coaches and athletes)
  • Motivation of elite coaches and athletes (Self-Determination Theory - SDT);
  • Autonomy-supportive learning environments in sport (Self-Determination Theory - SDT);
  • Mental toughness in elite sport (coaches and athletes).
  • Players' leadership: A Social Identity Approach (SIA)

High Performance coach learning and development:

  • How high performance coaches learn in the workplace;
  • Coaches as sculptors, architects, performers and leaders.

In 2016, Professor Mallett led and completed an international research project examining what can we learn from some of the world's most successful coaches. Prof. Mallett was Chair and Co-Chair of the Research Committee for the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) from 2010-2019.

Background

Professor Cliff Mallett joined the School of Human Movement Studies in 2000 after a career in physical education and also in elite coaching as a National High Performance Coach in track and field with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS). He teaches undergraduate and graduate students and actively researches in the area of elite sport. Prof. Mallett regularly consults with elite coaches and athletes as well as coach developers in several national sporting organisations and international organisations.

Research Impacts

Professor Mallett's program of resaerch has informed both policy and practice in sports coaching, in both the youth development and elite sport sectors - nationally and internationally. He has published extensively in sport psychology and coaching to foster an evidence-based appraoch to coach learning, development, and subsequent practice to foster positive outcomes for all actors in the sport setting, especially the athletes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • DipTeach, Brisbane CAE
  • Bachelor of Education (Health & PE), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology), The University of Queensland

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Book Chapter

  • Nash, Christine and Mallett, Clifford J. (2019). Effective coaching in football. Football psychology: from theory to practice. (pp. 101-116) edited by Erkut Konter, Jürgen Beckmann and Todd M. Loughead. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315268248-9

  • Konter, Erkut, Beckmann, Jurgen and Mallett, Clifford J. (2019). Psychological skills for football players. Football psychology: From theory to practice. (pp. 179-197) edited by Erkut Konter, Jürgen Beckmann and Todd M. Loughead. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Rynne, S. B., Crudgington, B. and Mallett, C. J. (2019). The coach as mentor. Professional advances in sports coaching: research and practice. (pp. 228-247) edited by Richard Thelwell and Matt Dicks. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351210980-15

  • Nash, Christine and Mallett, Clifford J. (2018). The coffee club. Learning to mentor in sports coaching: a design thinking approach. (pp. 150-168) edited by Fiona C. Chambers. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Rynne, Steven, Crudgington, Robert, Dickinson, Rebecca K. and Mallett, Clifford J. (2017). On the (potential) value of coaching. Routledge handbook of talent identification and development in sport. (pp. 283-298) edited by Joseph Baker, Stephen Cobley, Jörg Schorer and Nick Wattie. Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315668017-20

  • Coulter, Tristan, Gilchrist, Megan, Mallett, Clifford J. and Carey, Adam (2016). Abraham Maslow: hierarchy of coach and athlete needs. Learning in sports coaching: theory and application. (pp. 63-74) edited by Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom and Paul Potrac. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315746012

  • Rynne, Steven B., Mallett, Clifford J. and Rabjohns, Martin W. O. (2016). High performance coaching: demands and development. The psychology of sports coaching: research and practice. (pp. 114-126) edited by Richard Thelwell, Chris Harwood and Iain Greenlees. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315689210-9

  • Mallett, Clifford J. and Lara-Bercial, Sergio (2016). Serial Winning Coaches: People, Vision, and Environment. Sport and Exercise Psychology Research: From Theory to Practice. (pp. 289-322) edited by Markus Raab, Paul Wylleman, Roland Seiler, Anne-Marie Elbe and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803634-1.00014-5

  • Gilchrist, Megan and Mallett, Clifford J. (2016). The theory (SDT) behind effective coaching. The psychology of sports coaching: research and practice. (pp. 38-53) edited by Richard Thelwell, Chris Harwood and Iain Greenlees. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge/Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9781315689210

  • Kawabata, Masato and Mallett, Cliff (2016). What is flow? Reconsideration of the state of optimal functioning beyond flow theory. Routledge international handbook of sport psychology. (pp. 369-377) edited by Robert J. Schinke, Kerry R. McGannon and Brett Smith. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.4324/9781315777054

  • Macdonald, Doune and Mallett, Clifford (2016). Youth sport in Australasia. Routledge handbook of youth sport. (pp. 98-107) edited by Ken Green and Andy Smith. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203795002-19

  • Mallett, Clifford J., Rabjohns, Martin and Occhino, Joseph L. (2015). Challenging coaching orthodoxy: a self-determination theory perspective. The psychology of effective coaching and management. (pp. 167-181) edited by Paul A. Davis. New York, NY, United States: Nova Publishers.

  • Mallett, Clifford J. and Rynne, Steven (2015). Changing role of coaches across development. Routledge handbook of sport expertise. (pp. 394-403) edited by Joseph Baker and Damian Farrow. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Mallett, Clifford J., Emmett, Matthew and Rynne, Steven (2015). Mentoring high performance athletes. Mentoring in physical education and sports coaching. (pp. 172-179) edited by Fiona C. Chambers. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315797687-19

  • Macdonald, Doune, Beckman, Emma, Bailey, Don, Mallett, Cliff and Trost, Stewart (2014). JOSHUA Optimising assets: (dis)ability and the path to active participation. Pedagogical cases in physical education and youth sport. (pp. 211-221) edited by Kathleen Armour. Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Ntoumanis, Nikos and Mallett, Clifford J. (2014). Motivation in sport: a self-determination theory perspective. Routledge companion to sport and exercise psychology: global perspectives and fundamental concepts. (pp. 67-82) edited by Athanasios G. Papaioannou and Dieter Hackfort. Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Mallett, Clifford and Tinning, Richard (2014). Philosophy of knowledge. Research Methods in Sports Coaching. (pp. 9-17) edited by Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom and Paul Potrac. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Mallett, Clifford, Rynne, Steven and Dickens, Sue (2013). Developing high performance coaching craft through work and study. Routledge handbook of sports coaching. (pp. 463-475) edited by Paul Potrac, Wade Gilbert and Jim Denison. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203132623

  • Gucciardi, Daniel F., Mallett, Clifford J., Hanrahan, Stephanie J. and Gordon, Sandy (2011). Measuring mental toughness in sport: Current status and future directions. Mental toughness in sport: Developments in research and theory. (pp. 108-132) edited by Daniel Gucciardi and Sandy Gordon. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Mallett, Clifford J. and Coulter, Tristan J. (2011). Understanding and developing the will to win in sport: Perceptions of parents, coaches, and players. Mental toughness in sport: Developments in research and theory. (pp. 187-211) edited by Daniel Gucciardi and Sandy Gordon. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Mallett, Clifford J. (2010). Becoming a high-performance coach: Pathways and communites. Sports coaching: Professionalism and practice. (pp. 119-134) edited by John Lyle and Chris Cushion. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Mallett, Clifford J. (2010). Conflict management. Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners. (pp. 335-344) edited by Stephanie Hanrahan and Mark Andersen. Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York: Routledge.

  • Gucciardi, Daniel F. and Mallett, Clifford J. (2010). Mental toughness. Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Practitioners. (pp. 547-556) edited by Stephanie Hanrahan and Mark Andersen. Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York: Routledge.

  • Mallett, C. J. (2004). Reflective practices in teaching and coaching: Using reflective journals to enhance performance. Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education. (pp. 147-158) edited by J. Wright, D. Macdonald and L. Burrows. London: Routledge.

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