Dr Oleg Medvedev

Oleg Medvedev

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD

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About Oleg

My research focuses on mindfulness-based interventions, psychological resilience, healthy 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.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

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

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

  • Forrest, S. J., Siegert, R. J., Krägeloh, C. U., Landon, J., & Medvedev, O. N. (2021). Generalizability Theory Distinguishes Between State and Trait Anxiety. Psychological Assessment, 33(11), 1080-1088. doi:10.1037/pas0001060

  • Hartstone, J. M., & Medvedev, O. N. (2021). The Role of Mindfulness and Life Satisfaction in Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Lockdown in New Zealand: a Quasi-experimental Study. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-021-01731-4

  • Medvedev, O. N., Roemer, A., Krägeloh, C. U., Sandham, M. H., & Siegert, R. J. (2021). Enhancing the precision of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) using Rasch analysis. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-021-01556-3

  • Finaulahi, K. P., Sumich, A., Heym, N., & Medvedev, O. N. (2021). Investigating psychometric properties of the self-compassion scale using Rasch Methodology. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-020-01539-8

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

Contact Details

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