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Dr. Matthew Condie

Lecturer - Clinical Psychology-650449
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Rockhampton North
6 - 2.24
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Dr Matthew Condie is an Australian-trained and based clinical psychologist and board-approved supervisor with a Doctorate education in Sport and Performance Psychology in the United States. Matt is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. He is currently undertaking his Master in Educational Neuroscience through CQUniversity.

Matt has held several key roles in clinical and sport psychology as well as leadership. These include child protection, youth mental health with headspace, public sector adult mental health, emergency psychiatric services, perinatal and infant mental health and refugee mental health both in Australia and abroad. His treatment approach includes CBT, ACT, DBT, Schema Therapy and principles of Positive Psychology. Matt uses a combination of clinical, sport and performance principles and framework to support students, athletes, teams and other clients. He has worked with a range of diverse populations

Matt works with athletes from community level to collegiate and Olympic level athletes and teams. He has consulted developing and reviewing mental health and social policy legislation in developing countries as part of his commitment to community and capacity development in a cross-cultural context.

Matt sees his mission to explore and challenge the status quo regarding human performance, functioning, and coping through the lens of reflective practice, innovation, positive psychology, achievement and motivation, mindfulness, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Together with his clinical knowledge and experiences, Matt's passion is to promote the integration of well-being and mental wellness theoretical and applied principles to support graduate students, athletes and to be self-aware, balanced, resilient, well-rounded and consistently high performers. Matt’s drive is to apply authentic, relatable and sustainable education and skills to developing practitioners, clients, athletes, coaches, teams, and organisations to live and perform with purpose, meaning, growth and fulfillment. Matt's areas of research interests range from mental health in sport, the athlete identity, resilience and mental toughness in sport, well-being, leadership and practitioner development in sport and clinical psychology.

With any individual he works with, Matt balances autonomy with accountability, with a focus on respecting the relationship, education, skill acquisition and reflective practice to foster self-awareness, self-management and resilience. Of particular interest to Matt is developing competent, equipped, and resilient practitioners into the fields of clinical and sport psychology. His research interests include, self-care, positive psychology, mental toughness and resilience, leadership, the athletic identity and managing transitions in sport.


Matt was born and raised in regional Victoria. He grew up playing as many sports as possible and had a successful high school career in athletics, hockey and squash. Matt attended undergraduate and honours at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University) prior to relocating to South Australia to complete postgraduate Clinical Psychology. Matt worked in several clinical roles before embarking on education in the United States while working fly-in-fly-out work to a refugee camp in the central Pacific. Matt still enjoys sport and currently plays hockey and is an avid F45 (functional training) member. He is driven by his family and friends, enjoys music and new experiences. 

Universities Studied At

  • Federation University
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Western States (United States)
  • CQUniversity

Universities Worked At

  • University of South Australia
  • University of Western States (United States)
  • CQUniversity

Media Citations

  • (2016, June 6) Ballarat takes a stand against mental health stigmas. The Courier Newspape
  • Podcast Episode 36. Identity, vulnerability and everyday leaders. Potential Psychology

Previous teaching

University of Western States

  • Psychology of Performance Excellence
  • Psychological Preparation and Mental Skills Training
  • Positive Leadership in Sport
  • Communication in Leadership Positions

University of South Australia

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Professional Memberships

Member: Diversity & Inclusion: Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®): Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Member: Cluster for Resilience and Wellbeing: Central Queensland University

Professional Interests

  • Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Clinical & Positive Psychology
  • Self-care
  • Practitioner development (Clinical and Sport)
  • Well-being
  • Resilience
  • Identity (Athlete & Professional)
  • Leadership

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy
  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 5205 Social and personality psychology
  • 5299 Other psychology

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
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Research Interests
Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Personality, Abilities and Assessment

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Sport and Exercise Psychology

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