Dr Oleg Medvedev


Qualifications: PhD


About Oleg

My research focuses on health psychology, psycho-physiology and psychometric measurement covering areas of mindfulness-based interventions, psychopathology, well-being and health-related quality of life. Generally, I am interested in psycho-physiological mechanisms that can be utilized as drug free treatments for psychological health conditions and for improvement of health and well-being.


Ageing; Anxiety; Assessment and Evaluation in Education; Bilingualism; Child Behaviour; Children; Data; Depression; Health; Human Behaviour; Psychology; Restorative Practices; Science; Statistics; Teaching

Research Interests

Health and well-being, mindfulness, psycho-physiology, psychoimmunology, psychometric measurement of abilities, states and traits, and health- related outcomes.

Recent Publications

  • Truong, Q. C., Krägeloh, C. U., Siegert, R. J., Landon, J., & Medvedev, O. N. (2020). Applying Generalizability Theory to Differentiate Between Trait and State in the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ). Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-020-01324-7

  • Singh, N. N., Lancioni, G. E., Medvedev, O. N., Hwang, Y. S., & Myers, R. E. (2020). A Component Analysis of the Mindfulness-Based Positive Behavior Support (MBPBS) Program for Mindful Parenting by Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-020-01376-9

  • Merkin, A. G., Medvedev, O. N., Sachdev, P. S., Tippett, L., Krishnamurthi, R., Mahon, S., . . . Feigin, V. L. (2020). New avenue for the geriatric depression scale: Rasch transformation enhances reliability of assessment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 264, 7-14. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.100

  • Medvedev, O. N., Merry, A. F., Skilton, C., Gargiulo, D. A., Mitchell, S. J., & Weller, J. M. (2019). Examining reliability of WHOBARS: A tool to measure the quality of administration of WHO surgical safety checklist using generalisability theory with surgical teams from three New Zealand hospitals. BMJ Open, 9(1). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022625

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Papers Taught


Health psychology, mindfulness, resilience, health-related quality of life, well-being, stress, anxiety, depression, rehabilitation (e.g. Brain Injury), psychological and psychometric measurement.

Contact Details

Room: K 1.23
Phone: Ext 9212