Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Updated 27th January 2021

My name is Pedro Henrique Ribeiro Santiago and I’m a quantitative psychologist, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Public Health. In my master’s degree, I investigated the feasibility of a brief mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals in the Brazilian national health system. In my PhD candidature, I studied the validity and cross-cultural validity of western developed psychological instruments for Aboriginal Australian populations.

My research focuses on modern psychometric methods to advance scientific measurement in health and social sciences. My methodological interests include: network psychometrics; Bayesian inference; Rasch models; Causal Inference, among others.

R PROGRAMMING

Collaborator on the R package iarm
Marianne Mueller (2019). iarm: Item Analysis in Rasch Models. R package version 0.4.1.
https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=iarm

CONFERENCES ORGANIZATION

Quality in Postgraduate Research 2018 - Volunteer Member of the Organising Committee

ICOHIRP Conference "Policy solutions for oral health inequalities" (2017) - Member of the Organising Committee

III Catarinense Congress of Public Health (2016), organizer

COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES

Immersion into Practical Neurosculpting, Neurosculpting Institute (USA) (Jan 2014)
Gestalt­-Therapy Basic Formation Course, Muller-Granzotto Institute (2011 -2012)

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Health/School of Dentistry - The University of Adelaide (2020 - current)

Research Assistant, School of Public Health - The University of Adelaide (Aug 2018 – Jan 2020)
Statistical analysis of a randomized controlled trial among Aboriginal children

Research Assistant, Research Group of Pharmacoepidemiology - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Aug 2015 - 2017)
Assist in the research project Influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the college education of health sciences students.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Research Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Research Award Eustace International Travel Award for the presentation "Support that comes from culture: a Rasch analysis of the Social Support Scale (SSS) in an Aboriginal population" in the Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting (2019) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Research Award Adelaide Dental School Prize - for the poster presentation "Drop-the-p: Bayesian CFA of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support" at 13th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2019) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Research Award Eustace Travel Award for the presentation "Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in an Aboriginal Population" in the Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement (2018) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Research Award Northern Communities Health Foundation Prize - for the poster presentation "Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population" at 11th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2017) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Scholarship Indigenous Health Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Scholarship CAPES Social Demand Scholarship Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brazil
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Doctorate Degree)
    2015 - 2017 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brazil Master of Public Health
    2009 - 2013 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brazil Bachelor of Psychology
  • Research Interests

Carlsberg Foundation grant for the project “Unbiased measurement of psychological and emotional wellbeing in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations – is it possible?” (CF18-0384) – Co-Investigator (2018)

TEACHING POSITIONS

Tutor in the course Introduction to Epidemiology, School of Public Health - The University of Adelaide (2nd semester 2019)
Write practicals with STATA and R syntax. Marking of students' assignments and exams.

Tutor in the course Introduction to Epidemiology, School of Public Health - The University of Adelaide (1st semester 2018)
Write practicals with STATA syntax. Marking of students' assignments and exams.

Tutor in the course Psychology in Society, Department of Psychology - The University of Adelaide (2nd semester 2017)
Organize and deliver tutorials. Marking of students' oral presentations and essays.

Supervised Teaching Assistant, Department of Pharmacy - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Aug 2015 - 2016)
Assist the main teacher in the course Health Attention III by planning and giving lectures, developing classroom material and marking tests.

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The impact of early childhood factors on Youth Justice supervision before and after age 14 The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical) Master Michaela Magann
    2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor A longitudinal examination of the relationship between Aboriginal mothers’ experiences of racism and children’s mental health The University of Adelaide Master of Psychology (Clinical) Master Gemma Snyder
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - 2019 Member Health Sciences Postgraduate Association – Marketing Officer Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 New approach for estimating the Bayesian Omega International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS) 2020 Psychometric Society United States
    2019 - 2019 Drop-the-p: Bayesian CFA of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support 2019 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Support that comes from culture: a Rasch analysis of the Social Support Scale (SSS) in an Aboriginal population Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting University College Cork
    2019 - 2019 Items that tell stories 3 Minutes Thesis (2019) The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Psychometric properties of the SSS in an Aboriginal population 2019 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    2018 - 2018 Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in Australia (PSS-14) and Denmark (PSS-10), a Graphical Loglinear Rasch analysis PsychMeasure/Department of Psychology University of Copenhagen Denmark
    2018 - ongoing Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in Australia (PSS-14) and Denmark (PSS-10), a Graphical Loglinear Rasch analysis Methods and statistics workgroup/Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Amsterdam The University of Amsterdam Netherlands
    2018 - 2018 Measuring stress in Australia: cross-cultural validity of the PSS-14 between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents 2018 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 The metric of differences: two cultures, one ruler 3 Minutes Thesis 2018 The University of Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Measuring stress in Australia: cross-cultural validity of the PSS-14 between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2018 The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 Cross-cultural validity and psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in an Aboriginal population 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
    2018 - ongoing Cross-cultural validity of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14): comparison between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents ASMR SA Scientific Meeting 2018 The University of Adelaide
    2018 - ongoing Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in an Aboriginal Population Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement 2018 University of Western Australia
    2017 - ongoing Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population SA State Population Health Conference 2017 SA State Population Health Conference 2017
    2017 - ongoing Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population 11th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference 2017 The University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing Using a ruler to measure cultures? 3 Minutes Thesis (2017) The University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing Meditation on the screen? The history of teaching mindfulness online PechaKucha at the 2017 Festival of Learning and Teaching at University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide
    2017 - ongoing The development of culturally-sensitive psychometric instruments: a literature review Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2017 The University of Adelaide

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