Glyn Roberts, Past President
Glyn C. Roberts currently has the Professorial Chair of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Sport Science. He was Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois for 25 years (1973-1998).
Glyn Roberts's research has focused on the motivational determinants of achievement and he has been particularly concerned with the motivation of children in the competitive sport experience. He has been on research grants for over 2 million dollars, including being a PI on an NSF grant to investigate research ethics in science. He has over 200 publications, including 10 books and over 50 book chapters, and has made over 350 presentations of his research worldwide. Professor Roberts has also made over 50 invited keynote presentations at International Congresses of Psychology and Sport Psychology. He has several distinguished scholar awards, including the Honour Award of the ISSP (1997), and is a Distinguished Scholar of NASPSPA (1998).
Dr Roberts is a Past President of NASPSPA (1981-82), Past President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (1999-2003), and Founding President of Division 12 (Sport Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP: 1994-1998). He has also served as the Secretary-General of ISSP for 8 years (1985-1993), and was on the Executive Committee of IAAP (1986-2002). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a founding Fellow of AASP, and is one of only two sport psychologists who have been elected a Fellow of IAAP. He is serving or has served as associate editor, or member of the Editorial Boards of most of the major journals in the area, and was Founding Co-Editor of The Sport Psychologist.Dr Roberts is a certified consultant of AASP, was a consulting sport psychologist for the United States Gymnastic Federation for 10 years (1983-1993), and has consulted with Olympic and sport organisations as well as with individuals and sport teams.