Vale Professor Anthony Grant
28 May 1954 – 3 Feb 2020
It is with great sadness we report that Professor Anthony (Tony) Grant passed away at 1.30pm on 3rd February, 2020. His family were by his side.
Tony was a pioneering coaching psychologist and researcher who was instrumental in the development of evidence based coaching. In 2000 he launched the world’s first Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney, Australia. With his numerous publications, his outstanding research did not go unnoticed. He received awards from British Psychological Society, Harvard University, and more recently, in 2016 from the Australian Psychological Society. In addition to being Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, Tony held a number of external roles including Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. He was also an Honorary Research Fellow on the Advisory Board of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research. In 2019 at the University of Sydney in recognition of his exceptional contribution, Tony became a full professor and then Emeritus Professor in January, 2020.
Although many coaches and coaching psychologists may remember Tony for his insightful and inspirational lectures, conference papers and masterclasses, he will be remembered with great fondness by his colleagues and students for his wonderful sense of humour.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.