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A/PROF Terry Bowles


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational, School and Developmental Psychology
  • The Psychology Social and Emotional Learning
  • The Psychology of Motivation and Change
  • The Psychology of Relationships and Communication
  • The Psychology of Talent Development, Coaching and Learning



  • Terry Bowles has a background in practice and leadership in school, educational and developmental psychological and clinical psychological practice and research. Terry currently works at the University of Melbourne, training Educational and Developmental Psychologists and Research Higher Degree Coordinator. His university research programs generally focus on clinical and normal functioning on topics of motivation, relationships, communication and achievement. Recently, this has included change management, adaptive functioning, equity and affect responses, talent and talent development. He has also been designing and developing selection tools and processes for defining suitability for entry to university programs.    


Member of

  • The College of Clinical PSychology, APS. Full Memeber 2007 -
  • The College of Educational and Developmental Psychology, APS. Full Member 2003 -
  • The Aust. Assoc. for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Full Member 2001 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Fellow 1995 -
  • Australian Guidance and Counselling Association. Full Member 1993 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD (Melb), University of Melbourne 2001
  • GradDipPsych (Melb), University of Melbourne 1992
  • BA (Melb), University of Melbourne 1990
  • BEd (GIAE), Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education 1985

Awards and honors

  • International School Psychology, Presidential Citation Award, 2016
  • Aust Psych Society Rel Int Group Research Award, 2010
  • Aust Psych Society Rel Int Group Award of Distinction, 2010
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, 2008
  • Aust Psych Society CEDP Early Career Teaching Award, 2007
  • Aust Psych Society Pearson Early Career Award, 2006
  • ACU Fac. Arts & Sciences Early Researcher Award, 2005


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I supervise a number of PhD and Masters Projects mainly in the following areas:
    Educational and School Psychology
    Research Interests:
    Motivation, Learning and Behaviour Change
    Communication and Relationships
    Career Selection, Trajectory, Transition and Adjustment
    Functional analysis and effectiveness of interventions

    Clinical, therpaeutic and developmental aspects are often a subtheme