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Mr Joshua Adie

Lecturer (Level B)


Bachelor of Behavioural Science (The University of Queensland)
Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology, Ongoing)


Joshua Adie is a lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences, and joined ACAP in 2021. Joshua is in the final stages of his PhD (Psychology) at QUT. His research explores decision-making expertise in sports officiating, with a particular focus on umpires in cricket. Joshua also has experience in motor control and learning, and perception. Joshua is passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning, open science, and science communication.


Joshua’s research interests are in the fields of expertise, judgement and decision-making, and sports officiating. This includes (but is not limited to) explorations of the decision processes of officials in elite sport, as well as the development of evidence-based decision-making training programs for developing referees and umpires. Joshua is also interested in the efficacy of virtual reality (VR) training interventions for sports officials.

Coordination responsibilities

Unit Coordinator:

  • PSYC2112: Foundational Perspectives: Cognition
  • PSYC5262: Foundational Perspectives: Cognition (Advanced)
Expert Comment Topics
Sports Officiating, Referees, Umpires

Research and scholarship


  • Adie, J. M., Renshaw, I., Polman, R., Thompson, M. B., & Mann, D. L. (2020). When in doubt, it’s not out: Match format is associated with differences in elite-level cricket umpires’ leg-before-wicket decisions. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51, 101760.
  • Adie, J. M., Arnold, D. H. (2017b) Pink cricket balls through rose-tinted glasses: Enhancing interceptive timing. i-Perception, 8(6).
  • Adie, J. M., Arnold, Derek H. (2017a) Pink Cricket Balls May Be Visually Challenging At Sunset. iPerception, 8(1), 1-7.
  • Maguire, R., Timmis, M. A., Wilkins, L., Mann, D. L., Beukes, E., Homer, A., Johnstone, J. A., Adie, J. M., Arnold, D. & Allen, P. M. (2021). Cricketers are not tickled pink by the new coloured ball. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 24(2), 183 – 188.
  • Maguire, R., Timmis, M. A., Wilkins, L., Mann, D. L., Beukes, E., Parekh, H., Johnstone, J. A., Adie, J. M., Arnold, D. & Allen, P. M. (2021). Is the pink ball still under Umpire review? Cricket umpires’ perceptions of the pink ball for day/night matches. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. [In Press]


Cricket Australia Research Grant ($5000AUD, 2020)

Conference Presentations

  1. “A mixed methods approach to umpire decision-making” – Australian Sports Officiating Summit, Brisbane, Australia, 2020.
  2. Invited talk: CarnegieXChange, Leeds-Beckett University, United Kingdom, 2019.
  3. “When in doubt, it’s not out: LBW decision making in elite level cricket umpires across matchtypes” –15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany, 2019.
  4. “Pink Cricket Balls May Be Visually Challenging At Sunset” – Oral Presentation at the 44th Experimental Psychology Conference, Shoal Bay, 2017.

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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