A/Prof. 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

Dr Petra Staiger is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Drug Use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour (CEDAAR).

Dr Staiger has worked is an experienced clinical researcher who has background in clinical work within the mental health and alcohol and other drug services. She has a well-respected national and international reputation in the of treatment for mental health and addiction 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, family violence).

Dr Staiger currently manages as lead or co-investigator on a number of large research grants funded by NHMRC and ARC.

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Dr Staiger's research has been presented at national and international conferences such as the World Congress of Psychiatry, International Congress of Behavioural Medicine and the World Congress of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has published over 100 journal articles and co-authored 10 book chapters.

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Research interests

Addiction treatment

mhealth interventions

Dual Diagnosis

Family Violence

Trauma informed care

Anxiety and/or Depression

Knowledge Translation

Clinical Interventions

Public Health Interventions

Affiliations



Psychologist, Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

Member, Australian Professional Society of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Teaching interests



HPS 325 Addictions Studies - Co-Unit Chair

 

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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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

Using Emergency Department Data To Reduce Alcohol Harm In The Community

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Prof Anthony Shakeshaft, A/Prof Petra Staiger, A/Prof David Caldicott, Dr Alys Havard, Prof Christopher Doran, A/Prof Tim Baker, A/Prof Nadine Ezard, A/Prof Steve Bowe

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $32,245
  • 2019: $232,681
  • 2018: $148,176
  • 2017: $210,330
  • 2016: $35,821

A randomised controlled trial of Cognitive Bias Modification training during early recovery from alcohol dependence

Dr Victoria Manning, A/Prof Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Prof Dan Lubman, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Kate Hall, A/Prof Jarrad Lum

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2019: $6,175
  • 2018: $1,764
  • 2017: $24,144

The R2C Program: A randomised controlled trial of a telephone-based intervention for alcohol misuse

Prof Dan Lubman, Prof Amanda Baker, A/Prof Petra Staiger, A/Prof David Best, Dr Victoria Manning, Dr Kate Hall, A/Prof John Reynolds, Prof Anthony Harris

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2018: $4,594
  • 2017: $17,129

Other Public Sector Funding

Health Promotion: Acute to Community Project

Ms Susie Macfarlane, A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2007: $25,000

Alcohol and other Drug Services: Integrated Delivery Project

A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2006: $81,000

Improving pathways of care for individuals with a dual diagnosis: implementing an early identification model at an integrated primary care and community health setting

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Lina Ricciardelli, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof Leon Piterman, Greg Young

  • 2011: $42,568
  • 2009: $170,274

Youth Justice and Deakin University pilot of the Emotional Regulation and Impulse Control (ERIC) program

Dr Kate Hall, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Angela Simpson

  • 2016: $27,022

Examining Risk and Protective Factors for the Development of Gambling-Related Harms and Problems in Victorian LGBTIQ Communities

Dr Rachel Bush, A/Prof Nicki Dowling, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Andrea Waling

  • 2020: $4,993
  • 2019: $34,954
  • 2018: $9,987

Industry and Other Funding

Preventing Relapse: a responsible drinking program for recovering drug users.

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Mr Neos Zavrou, Dr Stefan Gruenert, Prof Alan Marlott

  • 2011: $7,370
  • 2007: $60,370
  • 2006: $93,365

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Evaluation

Dr Lisa Gibbs, A/Prof Mardie Townsend, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ms Susie Macfarlane

  • 2007: $55,464

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

Evaluation of a health coaching program

Dr Ben Richardson, Ms Susie Macfarlane, A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2011: $3,000
  • 2009: $7,448

Evaluation of the Family Eclipse Project

A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2015: $18,625
  • 2013: $17,435
  • 2011: $10,000
  • 2010: $44,481

Evaluation of research project titled Newly Arrived AOD Services (NAAODS)

Dr Ben Richardson, Prof Helen Skouteris, A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2014: $14,200
  • 2013: $38,000

Using Emergency Department Data To Reduce Alcohol Harm In The Community

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Prof Anthony Shakeshaft, A/Prof Petra Staiger, A/Prof David Caldicott, Dr Alys Havard, Prof Christopher Doran, A/Prof Tim Baker, A/Prof Nadine Ezard, A/Prof Steve Bowe

  • 2016: $84,000

Next generation youth 'Alcohol and Drug' services in Victoria

Dr Andrew Bruun, Mr Dom Ennis, Dr Kate Hall, Dr Angela Simpson, A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2016: $100,210
  • 2015: $44,175

Development and Evaluation of Psychosocial Programs to address Substance Problems and Violence

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Peter Miller, Prof John Toumbourou

  • 2020: $50,662
  • 2019: $65,883
  • 2018: $64,518
  • 2017: $16,062

Assessing the availability and efficacy of LGBTQI specific suicide prevention programs.

A/Prof Glenn Melvin, Dr Ruth Tatnell, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr Rachel Bush, Ms Elizabeth Clancy

  • 2020: $25,000

Having the conversation: improving psychological well-being outcomes in individuals who are dependent on benzodiazepines.

A/Prof Petra Staiger

  • 2020: $43,638

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Jason Bos

Thesis entitled: Targeting Impulsivity to Facilitate the Cessation of Cigarette Smoking

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Rachel Bush

Thesis entitled: Improving Alcohol and Wellbeing Outcomes for Same-Sex Attracted Women

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

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

Daniel Leung

Thesis entitled: Understanding the Relationship between Impulsivity and Cognitive Biases in the Treatment of Substance Misuse

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2016

Aimee Catherine Stevens

Thesis entitled: Alcohol-Related Cognitions: The Role of Positive and Negative Reinforcement

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2015

Bonnie Albrecht

Thesis entitled: Benzodiazepine-related aggression: consideration of intrapersonal factors

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

Andreia Azevedo

Thesis entitled: Risk-taking in Young People: The Role of Impulsivity

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2010

Amy Prosser

Thesis entitled: Outcome after Traumatic Injury: The Role of Illness Perceptions

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2008

Victoria Carr

Thesis entitled: The Role of Alcohol Consumption in Recovering Drug Users

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Sarah Wheatley

Thesis entitled: Readiness to Enter Treatment to Change Problem Behaviour: A Conceptual Framework

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2005

Timothy Doyle

Thesis entitled: Sensitivity to Motivational Cues in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2004

Nicolas Kambouropoulos

Thesis entitled: Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2003

Maree Vasilopoulos

Thesis entitled: Smoking and Drinking Behaviours: The Role of Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2001

Tamsin Kane

Thesis entitled: Disordered Eating and Drinking Behaviours

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2019

Karen Guo

Thesis entitled: Impulsivity and smoking: Development of a smoking cessation treatment

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2017

Jessica Newhouse

Thesis entitled: The Role of Impulsivity in Obesity and Weight-Loss Maintenance

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2020

Alexandra Griffin

Thesis entitled: Maladaptive Emotion Regulation in Eating Disorders: An Investigation into the Role of Rumination

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2019

Zifei Chen

Thesis entitled: Professional Stigma towards Problem Gambling

Master of Science (Psychology), School of Psychology

2018

Elise Sloan

Thesis entitled: Emotion Regulation in Young People with Complex Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Thea Katherine Bridgman

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

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2017

Emma Louise Thompson

Thesis entitled: Psychological Correlates of Chronic Pain and Treatment Adherence

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2015

Yasmin Asgari

Thesis entitled: Daily goals, cognititions and depression in Australia and Iran

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2014

Paul Matthew Beaton

Thesis entitled: Exploring the Role of Context in Young Adults' Drinking Motives

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Nicola Jean Ivory

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

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2012

Jacqueline Yamada

Thesis entitled: Unique Neuropsychological Profiles in ADHD Subtype Presentations

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Sarah Egan

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

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology