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Dr Nick Medic

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5879, Mobile: 0478136218, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.3100
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5879
Mobile: 0478136218
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.3100  


Nick is a Senior Lecturer and a registered sport and exercise psychologist within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • Psychology of sport and exercise
  • Psycho-social aspects in physical activity and chronic disease
  • Research and computer methods in strength and conditioning


  • September 2010–present: Senior Lecturer, ECU
  • September 2008– September 2010: Lecturer, ECU
  • December 2007–August 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Statistician, UWA
  • JulyDecember 2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Sport and Exercise Psychologist, UWA
  • September–December 2006: Lecturer, Brock University
  • September–December 2005: Lecturer, Brock University

Professional Associations

  • Psychology Board of Australia
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists
  • Australian Psychological Society
  • International Society of Sport Psychology
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology

Research Areas and Interests

  • Relative age effects in sport
  • Facilitation of self-regulation and self-determination
  • Psychology of aging and physical activity
  • Masters athletes and lifetime commitment to sport
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
  • Measurement and assessment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Canada.
  • Bachelor of Sport management (Honours), Canada.
  • Master of Arts Applied Health Sc., Canada.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Grove, JR., Jackson, B., Longbottom, J., Medic, N., (2013), Distinguishing between positive and negative exercise habits. Applied topics in health psychology, 44-53, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles

  • Ha, AS., Burnett, A., Sum, R., Medic, N., Ng, JY., (2015), Outcomes of the rope skipping 'STAR' programme for schoolchildren. Journal of Human Kinetics, 45(1), 233-240, Polish Academy of Science, DOI: 10.1515/hukin-2015-0024.
  • Grove, JR., Zillic, I., Medic, N., (2014), A process-oriented measure of habit strength for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, 2(1), 379–389, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2014.896743.
  • Young, B., De Jong, G., Medic, N., (2014), Examining Relationships Between Passion Types, Conflict and Negative Outcomes in Masters Athletes. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13(2), 132-149, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2014.932822.
  • Medic, N., Young, B., Grove, JR., (2013), Perceptions of five-year competitive categories: Model of how relative age influences competitiveness in Masters sport. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 12(4), 724-729, Turkey, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  Exploring Predictors Of Sport Commitment In Coaches

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Identification And Development Of Mental Toughness In Elite Cricket
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