About me

LEcturer + Researcher + Performer + Leader + TRAINER + SPEAKER

Passionate to serve, learn, train, and to share knowledge. Always strive to help others and share his skills and abilities with others. #BELIEVE

Associate Professor Dr Garry Kuan is a lecturer at the Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also a research fellow at the Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, United Kingdom. Presently, Dr Garry is the Secretary-General of the Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP), the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Sport Psychology Association (MASPA), executive board member of the Asian Council of Sports Science (ACESS), and the scientific committee of World Exercise Medicine (WCEM). In 2019, Dr Garry was appointed as the Chair of the International Network of the Young Scientist Network – Academy of Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and the Sport Psychology Panelist for the National Coaching Academy of Malaysia. Garry has published over 150 scholarly manuscripts, with over 80 high-impact ISI journals and has served as an editor and reviewer for numerous international journals. In his applied work, he worked as a private sport psychologist consultant with the Malaysian National athletes, Team GB at Brunel University and Johore Sports Council. Garry had also practised over 600-hours with autistic children in Australia. In academia, Garry’s research has won numerous awards internationally. He is the winner of the 2021 JCI TOYM-Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians, 2021 International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Developing Scholar Award, the 2021 Outstanding Academician of the Year by Asia Awards, 2021 Anugerah Perdana Belia Negara (Ketiga – Kelantan), the 2020 IFPEFSSA International Eminent Educator Award, the A-CIPA Young Researcher Award at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, the International Scholars Award at the ICSEMIS pre-Olympic conference, and the Atsushi Fujita Research Scholarship at the 6th ASPASP conference. In his leadership roles, Garry was awarded the 2013 Australian Leadership Award by the Hon. Prime Minister of Australia and the Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence - Ambassador Award (Young Person) by the Victoria State Government. During his social time, he plays the first violin professionally and teaches communities to play various musical instruments.



2018 – 2022 

Secretary-General, Asian–South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP)

2018 – 2022

Secretary-General, Malaysian Sport Psychology Association (MASPA)

2019 – 2021

Executive Board Member, Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS)

2017 – 2022

Academic Board Member, Asian Exercise and Sport Science Association (AESA)


Working experience

1 Oct 2019 – current

Associate Professor

Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, since 1 Oct 2019 – to current.

July, 2019 – to current

Sport Psychology Consultant

Coaching Academy of Malaysia, Malaysia National Sports Institute

1 Oct 2019 – current

Sport Psychology Consultant

Johor State Sport Council

1st August 2019 – 31st July 2020

Brunel University London Senate Member

represent Research State within the College of Health and Life Science

1 Jan 2016 – 31 Sept 2019


Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

12 May 2013 – 31 Dec 2015


Sports Science Unit and Orthopaedic Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

15 Sept 2009 – 26 April 2013

Lecturer and Tutor

College of Sports and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

1 Sept 2011 – 28 Feb 2013

Victoria University Council Member

Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

11 Sept 2011 – 3 Mar 2013.

Sport Psychologist

Part-time contract

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Australia

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