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Dr Caitlin Fox-Harding

Lecturer (Exercise, Health and Sports Psychology)

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2342
Mobile: 0416 333 117
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.391  

Dr Caitlin Fox-Harding is a Lecturer within the School of Medical and Health Sciences and a researcher in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute (EMRI) at Edith Cowan University.  She is also the unit coordinator for components within the Exercise and Sport Science discipline.

Current Teaching

  • SPS2622 Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Health
  • SPS3120 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
  • SPS3601 Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport


  • The University of Sydney – Faculty of Health Sciences
    Casual Lecturer 2016-2019 (Sport Psychology, Motor Control/Learning, Physiology, Ethics and Human Justice)

Professional Associations

  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Research Areas and Interests

Caitlin is fascinated with preventative medicine and finding ways to improve the human condition. Her research interests include the effects of structured exercise for pregnant women, people diagnosed with breast cancer, and as a form of adjunct treatment for those with severe psychiatric illnesses.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, 2019.
  • Bachelor of Arts, United States of America, 2014.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Fox-Harding, C., Harris, S., Rogers, S., Vial, S., Beranek, P., Turner, M., Cruickshank, T. (2021). A survey to evaluate the association of COVID-19 restrictions on perceived mood and coping in Australian community level athletes.. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3(13), 624267.

Journal Articles

  • Fox-Harding, C., Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Cobley, S. (2020). The effectiveness of structured exercise programmes on psychological and physiological outcomes for patients with psychotic disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18(3), 336-361.

Journal Articles

  • Fox-Harding, C., Sanders, R., Hoon, M., Starling, J., Cobley, S. (2019). Can sprint interval training (SIT) improve the psychological and physiological health of adolescents with SMI?. Evidence-based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 4(3), 219-234.

Journal Articles

  • Tompsett, C., Sanders, R., Fox-Harding, C., Cobley, S. (2017). Pedagogical Approaches to and Effects of Fundamental Movement Skill Interventions on Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 47(9), 1795–1819.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Understanding how specific goal processes and perfectionism associate with performance anxiety and burnout among artistic gymnasts
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