AsPr Petra Staiger

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

petra.staiger@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46876

Biography

Associate Professor Petra Staiger is the Associate Head of Research in the School of Psychology.

Dr Staiger has worked in the clinical and research field of addiction for the last 15 years. She has a well-respected national and international reputation in this area with a strong track record in managing large research grants. Her research expertise is in investigating the etiology and treatment of individuals with addictive behaviour problems with a particular focus on those with complex needs (i.e., polydrug users, co-morbid mental health problems).

Dr Staiger currently manages as lead investigator a number of large research grants which address:

  • The identification of pathways of care for individuals who misuse substances and have multiple mental health comorbidities (funded by beyondblue);
  • Trialing an alcohol intervention for recovering drug users (funded by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund);
  • A large scale evaluation of an alcohol and other drug service in Victoria; and
  • Evaluating the mainstreaming of the Hospital Admission Reduction Program at Southern Health (both funded by the Department of Human Services).

Dr Staiger's research has been presented at national and international conferences and she has published extensively in refereed international journals.

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Research interests

Addiction

Eating disorders

Dual Diagnosis

Anxiety and/or Depression

Knowledge Translation

Clinical Interventions

Public Health Interventions

Affiliations

Member, Australian Psychological Society

Psychologist, Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

Member of the European Eating Disorders Association



Member, Australian Professional Society of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Teaching interests

HPS 715 Issues in Psychological Assessment

HPS 905 Advanced Clinical Assessment

HPS 907 Issues in Case Analysis

Knowledge areas

Addiction

Mental Health

Clinical Interventions

Public Health Interventions

Knowledge Translation

Projects

Associate Head of School (Research)
 

School Management Group

Faculty Research and Research Training Committee

School Board




 

Publications

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2016

Do pain-related beliefs influence adherence to multidisciplinary rehabilitation? A systematic review

Miss Emma Thompson, Dr Jaclyn Broadbent, Dr Melanie Bertino, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 164-178, Clinical journal of pain, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Drinking patterns of adolescents who develop alcohol use disorders: results from the Victorian adolescent health cohort study

Prof Craig Olsson, Helena Romaniuk, Jodi Salinger, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Yvonne Bonomo, Dr Carol Hulbert, Prof George C Patton

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Relationships between problematic alcohol consumption and delinquent behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood

Prof Peter Miller, Miss Erin Butler, Dr Ben Richardson, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ann V Sanson, Dr Benjamin Edwards

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-9, Drug and alcohol review, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal
2014

Escaping threat : understanding the importance of threat sensitivity in social anxiety

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Ms Sarah Tracey Egan, Miss Elodie O'Connor, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 47-53, Journal of individual differences, Boston, Ma., C1

journal

Improving the retention rate for residential treatment of substance abuse by sequential intervention for social anxiety

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Michael Kyrios, Mr James Williams, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Ms Alexandra Howard, Dr Stefan Gruenert

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-11, BMC Psychiatry, London, England, C1

journal

Cue reward salience and alcohol cue reactivity

Nicola J. Ivory, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 217-222, Personality and individual differences, Oxford, England, C1

journal

When social anxiety co-occurs with substance use: does an impulsive social anxiety subtype explain this unexpected relationship?

Miss Julia Dove Nicholls, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

(2014), Vol. 220, pp. 909-914, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal

Benzodiazepine use and aggressive behaviour: a systematic review

Miss Bonnie Albrecht, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Kate Hall, Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof David Best, A/Prof Daniel Lubman

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 1096-1114, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, England, C1

journal

Modifying the risk associated with an impulsive temperament: a prospective study of drug dependence treatment

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Sharon Dawe, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Kate Hall, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1676-1681, Addictive behaviors, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Pathways to social anxiety: the role of reinforcement sensitivities and emotion regulation

Elodie J OConnor, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Luke D Smillie

(2014), Vol. 220, pp. 915-920, Psychiatry research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Problem gambling among international and domestic university students in Australia : who is at risk?

Susan M Moore, Dr Anna Thomas, Sudhir Kale, Mark Spence, Natalina Zlatevska, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Joe Graffam, Prof Michael Kyrios

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 217-230, Journal of gambling studies, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

Expanding children's food experiences : the impact of a school-based kitchen garden program

Dr Lisa Gibbs, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Britt Johnson, Karen Block, Dr Lisa Gold, Jenny Kulas, Dr Obioha Ukoumunne

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 137-146, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

Overlooked and underestimated? Problematic alcohol use in clients recovering from drug dependence

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Ben Richardson, Ms Caroline Long, Victoria Carr, G. Alan Marlatt

(2013), Vol. 108, pp. 1188-1193, Addiction, Chichester, England, C1

journal

When the Cats are away : The impact of sporting events on assault and alcohol-related emergency department attendances

Prof Peter Miller, Louise McDonald, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 31-38, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, England, C1

journal
2012

Growing community : the impact of the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program on the social and learning environment in primary schools

Karen Block, Dr Lisa Gibbs, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Britt Johnson, A/Prof Mardie Townsend

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 419-432, Health education and behavior, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal

Implementation and evaluation of brief depression and anxiety screening in clients contacting a drug and alcohol service

Dr Anna Thomas, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Marita Mc Cabe

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 303-310, Drug and alcohol review, Oxford , England, C1

journal

Introducing mental health and substance use screening into a community-based health service in Australia : usefulness and implications for service change

Dr Anna Thomas, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 635-644, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Screening for comorbid substance use disorders among people with a mental health diagnosis who present to emergency departments

Prof Marita Mc Cabe, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Anna Thomas, Prof Wendy Cross, Prof Lina Ricciardelli

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 163-171, Australasian emergency nursing journal, Oxford , England, C1

journal

Improving services for individuals with a dual diagnosis : a qualitative study reporting on the views of service users

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Anna Thomas, Prof Lina Ricciardelli, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof Wendy Cross, Greg Young

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 47-55, Addiction research and theory, London, England, C1

journal

Identifying depression and anxiety disorders in people presenting for substance use treatment

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Anna Thomas, Prof Lina Ricciardelli, Prof Marita Mc Cabe

(2011), Vol. 195, pp. 60-63, Medical journal of Australia, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., C1

journal

Rural adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use: a comparison of students in Victoria, Australia, and Washington State, United States

Dr Kerri Louise Coomber, Prof John Toumbourou, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Richard Catalano

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 409-415, Journal of rural health, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal
2010

Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Anna Serlachius, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Sharron Anderson, Thomas Chan, Greg Young

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 139-143, Australian health review, Strawberry Hills, NSW, C1

journal

Alcohol expectancies and drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the association of impulsivity with alcohol misuse

Matthew Gullo, Prof Sharon Dawe, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Chris J. Jackson

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 1386-1399, Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal

Rash-impulsivity, reward-drive and motivations to use ecstasy

Ms Sarah Tracey Egan, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2010), Vol. 48, pp. 670-675, Personality and individual differences, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Health service systems and comorbidity: stepping up to the mark

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ms Caroline Long, Amanda Baker

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 148-161, Mental health and substance use: dual diagnosis, Oxon, England, C1

journal

Seeking the views of health professionals on translating chronic disease self-management models into practice

Ms Amelia Lake, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2010), Vol. 79, pp. 62-68, Patient education and counseling, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2009

Cue reward salience predicts craving in response to alcohol cues

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2009), Vol. 46, pp. 78-82, Personality and individual differences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Can emotion-focused coping help explain the link between posttraumatic stress disorder severity and triggers for substance use in young adults

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ms Fritha Melville, Leanne Hides, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Daniel Lubman

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 220-226, Journal of substance abuse treatment, New York N.Y., C1

journal
2008

Defining dual diagnosis : a qualitative study of the views of health care workers

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ms Caroline Long, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof Lina Ricciardelli

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 194-204, Mental health and substance use : dual diagnosis, Oxon, U.K., C1

journal

Older people's relationships with companion animals : a pilot study

Ms Lauren Prosser, A/Prof Mardie Townsend, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 29-32, Nursing older people, London, England, C1

journal
2007

The role of impulsive personality traits in the initiation, development, and treatment of substance misuse problems

Prof Sharon Dawe, Dr Natalie Loxton, Matthew Gullo, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Laura Perdon, Andrew Wood

(2007), pp. 321-339, Translation of addictions science into practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Personality, behavioural and affective characteristics of hazardous drinkers

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 213-224, Personality and individual differences, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Should personality traits be considered when refining substance misuse treatment programs?

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Prof Sharon Dawe

(2007), Vol. 26, pp. 17-23, Drug and alcohol review, London, England, C1

journal

The impact of living environment on satisfaction with social relationships upon commencing university

Miss Elodie O'Connor, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Susan Chambers

(2007), pp. 94-99, Generations of relationships and relationships across generations : Combined 7th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group and International Association for Relationship Research Mini-confe, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2005

Adolescent and parental perceptions of interparental conflict

Dr Melanie Davern, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Ernest Luk

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 21-26, E-journal of applied psychology, Hawthorn, Vic., C1

journal
2004

Improving family and peer relationships with children who engage in problem sexual behaviour

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Ms Jari Evertsz, Mr Joe Tucci, Janise Mitchell

(2004), pp. 117-123, Relationship transitions : proceedings of the Australian Psychology Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 4th annual conference : Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, 13th - 14 th November 2004, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Do adolescent and parental perceptions of interparental conflict differ?

Dr Melanie Davern, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Ernest Luk

(2004), pp. 35-39, Relationship transitions : proceedings of the Australian Psychology Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 4th annual conference : Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, 13th - 14 th November 2004, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Reactivity to alcohol-related cues: relationship among cue type, motivational processes, and personality

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2004), Vol. 18, pp. 275-283, Psychology of addictive behaviors, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Personality and responses to appetitive and aversive stimuli: the joint influence of behavioural approach and behavioural inhibition systems

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2004), Vol. 37, pp. 1153-1165, Personality and individual differences, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Does the tendency to act impulsively underlie binge eating and alcohol use problems? An empirical investigation

Ms Tamsin Kane, Dr Natalie Loxton, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Sharon Dawe

(2004), Vol. 36, pp. 83-94, Personality and individual differences, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2003

Improving family functioning and child outcome in methadone maintained families: the parents under pressure programme

Prof Sharon Dawe, Paul H. Harnett, Vanessa Rendalls, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2003), Vol. 22, pp. 299-307, Drug and alcohol review, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

"As long as it doesn't spill over into class": harms arising from students` alcohol use, and the role of policy in reducing them

Dr Pam Snow, Steven Wallace, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Bradley Stolz-Grobusch

(2003), Vol. 14, pp. 5-16, International journal of drug policy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2001

The influence of sensitivity to reward on reactivity to alcohol-related cues

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, A/Prof Petra Staiger

(2001), Vol. 96, pp. 1175-1185, Addiction, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Evaluation of outcome in child and adolescent mental health services: children with persistent conduct problems

Dr Ernest Luk, A/Prof Petra Staiger, John Mathai, Ms Lisa Wong, Prof Peter Birleson, Robert Adler

(2001), Vol. 6, pp. 109-124, Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, London, England, C1-1

journal

Children with persistent conduct problems who dropout of treatment

Dr Ernest Luk, A/Prof Petra Staiger, John Mathai, Ms Lisa Wong, Prof Peter Birleson, Robert Adler

(2001), Vol. 10, pp. 28-36, European child & adolescent psychiatry, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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