Professor Cliff Mallett
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences – University of Queensland

From inspiring Olympic success, through to transforming the cultural architecture in organisations with Executive Leaders, Professor Cliff Mallett (University of Queensland; Technical University of Munich) contributes to performance outcomes by leveraging his expertise in motivation, leadership/culture, mental toughness, and learning. His in-depth understanding of the interdependency between people and the complexities of high performance contexts has enabling winning outcomes. He has coached many athletes to Olympic, World Championships, and Commonwealth medals in athletics. Furthermore, he is a world-renowned researcher and coach developer. He has delivered more than 25 Keynote, Plenary, and Invited lectures in more than 11 countries; published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers since 2004; and supervised more than 90 research theses, including 32 PhDs in sport psychology and coaching. Cliff recently led the ICCE international research project examining 17 of the world’s most successful coaches to inform future coach development initiatives. He has consulted nationally and internationally across high performance contexts including: IOC; IAAF; ICCE; AFL; NRL; Rugby Australia; Tennis Australia; AIS; ASC; QAS; NQ Cowboys (NRL); North Melbourne Football Club and Gold Coast Suns Football Club (AFL). He also Chairs a quarterly forum for building coach developer capabilities representing more than 15 National Sports Organisations.