Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Drug and alcohol use

Addictive behaviours

Neurobiological models of personality

Cue-reactivity



 

Teaching interests

Research Methodology

Units taught

Research Methods in Psychology A

Research Methods in Psychology C

Advanced Research Methodology

Conferences

Kambouropoulos, N., & Staiger, P.K (2012). Impulsivity, mindfulness and substance abuse: Findings from a randomized controlled trial.  Presented at the Australasian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 November, 2012.

Kabbani, R., & Kambouropoulos, N. (2011). Drinking expectancies and perceived impaired control mediate the influence of reward drive and rash impulsiveness on alcohol use.  Presented at the International Society of Individual Differences Conference, London, UK, 25-18 July 2011.

Kambouropoulos, N., Staiger, P.K. (2010).  Positive affect mediates the relationship between reward sensitivity and responses to alcohol-related cues. Presented at the Australasian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Wollongong, Australia, 5-6 December, 2010.

Staiger, P.K., Kambouropoulos, N. (2008).  Social anxiety disorder amongst individuals seeking treatment for substance use problems: more common than we think.  Presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs conference: Evidence, Policy and Practice, Sydney, Australia, 23-26 November, 2008.

Publications

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2019

The role of attachment avoidance and defensive fight in aggression

G Karantzas, N Kambouropoulos

(2019), Vol. 36, pp. 1476-1490, Journal of social and personal relationships, London, Eng., C1

journal

The effect of cognitive distraction on the processing of alcohol cues

Eric Koukounas, Nic Kambouropoulos, Petra Staiger

(2019), Vol. 24, pp. 651-654, Journal of substance use, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Dissociation between wanting and liking for alcohol and caffeine: a test of the Incentive Sensitisation Theory

L Arulkadacham, B Richardson, P Staiger, N Kambouropoulos, R O'Donnell, M Ling

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 927-933, Journal of Psychopharmacology, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Motivational drive and alprazolam misuse: a recipe for aggression?

B Albrecht, P Staiger, K Hall, N Kambouropoulos, D Best

(2016), Vol. 240, pp. 381-389, Psychiatry research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2014

Binge Drinking, Reflection Impulsivity, and Unplanned Sexual Behavior: Impaired Decision-Making in Young Social Drinkers

J Townshend, N Kambouropoulos, A Griffin, F Hunt, R Milani

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 1143-1150, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, C1

journal

Escaping threat

N Kambouropoulos, S Egan, E O'Connor, P Staiger

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 47-53, Journal of Individual Differences, C1

journal

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

P Staiger, M Kyrios, J Williams, N Kambouropoulos, A Howard, S Gruenert

(2014), Vol. 14, BMC Psychiatry, C1

journal

Cue reward salience and alcohol cue reactivity

N Ivory, N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

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

journal

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

E O'Connor, P Staiger, N Kambouropoulos, L Smillie

(2014), Vol. 220, pp. 915-920, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal

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

J Nicholls, P Staiger, J Williams, B Richardson, N Kambouropoulos

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

journal

Examining the affective tone of alcohol craving in young drinkers

R Kabbani, N Kambouropoulos, N Loxton, R Bunker

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 1259-1264, Psychology of addictive behaviors, Washington, DC, C1

journal
2013

Positive expectations and perceived impaired control mediate the influence of reward drive and rash impulsiveness on alcohol use

R Kabbani, N Kambouropoulos

(2013), Vol. 54, pp. 294-297, Personality and individual differences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

Coping mediates the relationship between revised reinforcement sensitivity and alcohol use

N Ivory, N Kambouropoulos

(2012), Vol. 52, pp. 822-827, Personality and Individual Differences, C1-1

journal
2010

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

M Gullo, S Dawe, N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger, C Jackson

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 1386-1399, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, C1

journal

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

S Egan, N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

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

journal

Extraversion and altered state of awareness predict alcohol cue-reactivity

N Kambouropoulos, A Rock

(2010), Vol. 31, pp. 178-184, Journal of individual differences, Boston, Mass., C1-1

journal
2009

'Cue reward salience' predicts craving in response to alcohol cues

N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

(2009), Vol. 46, pp. 78-82, Personality and Individual Differences, C1

journal

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

P Staiger, F Melville, L Hides, N Kambouropoulos, D Lubman

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 220-226, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, C1

journal

Does altered state of awareness mediate the relationship between the unusual experiences trait and alcohol cue-reactivity?

A Rock, N Kambouropoulos

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 443-454, North American Journal of Psychology, C1

journal
2008

Conceptualizing craving: Extrapolations from consciousness studies

A Rock, N Kambouropoulos

(2008), Vol. 10, pp. 127-146, North American Journal of Psychology, C1

journal

Altered experience mediates the relationship between schizotypy and mood disturbance during shamanic-like journeying

A Rock, G Abbott, N Kambouropoulos

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 371-384, Journal of Scientific Exploration, C1

journal
2007

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

S Dawe, N Loxton, M Gullo, P Staiger, N Kambouropoulos, L Perdon, A Wood

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

chapter

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

P Staiger, N Kambouropoulos, S Dawe

(2007), Vol. 26, pp. 17-23, Drug and Alcohol Review, C1

journal

Personality, behavioural and affective characteristics of hazardous drinkers

N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

(2007), Vol. 42, pp. 213-224, Personality and Individual Differences, C1

journal

Toward a phenomenology of urge to drink: A future prospect for the cue-reactivity paradigm

A Rock, N Kambouropoulos

(2007), Vol. 9, pp. 387-406, North American Journal of Psychology, C1

journal
2006

Affect-regulated indirect effects of trait anxiety and trait resilience on self-esteem

C Benetti, N Kambouropoulos

(2006), Vol. 41, pp. 341-352, Personality and Individual Differences, C1

journal
2004

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

N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

(2004), Vol. 37, pp. 1153-1165, Personality and Individual Differences, C1

journal

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

N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

(2004), Vol. 18, pp. 275-283, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, C1

journal

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

P Staiger, N Kambouropoulos, J Evertsz, J Tucci, J 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, Victoria, E1

conference
2001

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

N Kambouropoulos, P Staiger

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

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Michael Kyrios, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Dr Stefan Gruenert, Ms Caroline Long

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2011: $36,923
  • 2010: $72,144
  • 2009: $35,065

Industry and Other Funding

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

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Michael Kyrios, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos, Dr Stefan Gruenert, Ms Caroline Long

  • 2011: $13,300
  • 2010: $14,410

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Rachel Kabbani

Thesis entitled: Towards a Clearer Understanding of Craving for Alcohol and Hazardous Drinking; The role of Personality, Affect, Attentional Processes, and Mindfulness

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2018

Thea Katherine Bridgman

Thesis entitled: Reflection-Impulsivity: A Cognitive Perspective on Binge Drinking

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2014

Nicola Jean Ivory

Thesis entitled: Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and Coping Behaviours in Alcohol Use

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2012

Sarah Egan

Thesis entitled: An Application of RST in Understanding Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2017

Lilani Arulkadacham

Thesis entitled: Dissociation Between Wanting and Liking: An Examination of the Incentive Sensitisation Theory in Human Substance Users

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2015

Lyndsay Hoyle

Thesis entitled: An integration of attachment theory and reinforcement sensitivity theory as a conceptual framework for understanding trauma

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2013

Julia Dove Nicholls

Thesis entitled: The Role of Impulsivity in Co-occurring Social Anxiety and Substance Misuse

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2012

Catherine Kelly

Thesis entitled: Drinking Motives Mediating Alcohol Outcomes of Social Anxiety and Depression

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Elodie Jane O'Connor

Thesis entitled: Predicting Risk for Anxiety Disorders: Trait Motivation and Emotion Regulation

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2011

Kimberley Ure

Thesis entitled: An Integration of Attachment Theory and Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology