Dr Oleg Medvedev


Qualifications: PhD

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About Oleg

My research focuses on mindfulness-based interventions, psychological resilience, brain aging, psychopathology, well-being and health-related quality of life covering broader areas of health psychology, psycho-physiology, assessment methodology and biostatistics.

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

Mindfulness, health and well-being, affective disorders, brain aging, psycho-physiology, psycho-immunology, psychometric measurement of abilities, states and traits, and health- related outcomes

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • 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

  • Manokara, V., Medvedev, O. N., & Lee, B. -O. (2020). Parental Illness Representation of Intellectual Disability and Parental Emotional Distress and Coping. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 4(3), 284-294. doi:10.1007/s41252-020-00165-8

  • Medvedev, O. N., Pratscher, S. D., & Bettencourt, A. (2020). Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Mindfulness Scale Using Rasch Analysis. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-020-01415-5

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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

Email: [email protected]
Room: K 1.23
Phone: Ext 9212