Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

My name is Pedro Henrique Ribeiro Santiago and I’m currently undertaking the second year of my PhD 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'm studying the validity and cross-cultural validity of western developed psychological instruments in an Aboriginal Australian population. In addition, I’m also currently working as a data analyst in a project related to Food Frequency Questionnaires and the effects of a randomized controlled trial on dietary patterns and nutrient intake among Aboriginal children.

My research focuses on modern psychometric methods to advance scientific measurement in health and social sciences. My methodological interests include: measurement invariance and differential item functioning; item response theory; structural equation modeling; extended Rasch models; Bayesian inference; modern epidemiology (counterfactuals and potential outcomes, causal inference), among others.

AWARDS

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)

CAPES Social Demand Scholarship (Aug 2015 - 2017)

Indigenous Health Research Scholarship (April 2017 - present)

PUBLICATIONS

Santiago, P. H. R., Roberts, R., Smithers, L. G., & Jamieson, L. (2018). Stress beyond coping? A Rasch analysis of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14) in an Aboriginal population. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Santiago, P. H. R., & Colussi, C. F. (2018). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals: Proposal of an evaluative model. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 57-63.

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS

Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2018 – oral presentation with the title “Measuring stress in Australia: cross-cultural validity of the PSS-14 between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents”

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development – with the poster “Cross-cultural validity and psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in an Aboriginal population”

ASMR SA Scientific Meeting 2018 – with the poster “Cross-cultural validity of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14): comparison between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents”.

Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement 2018 - oral presentation with the title "Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in an Aboriginal Population".

SA State Population Health Conference 2017 - with the poster "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 - with the poster "Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population"

The development of culturally-sensitive psychometric instruments: a literature review - Oral presentation at Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2017

Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program intervention for primary care professionals, oral presentation at IX Brazilian Naturology Congress (2016) and extended abstract published in proceedings.

ADDITIONAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS

The metric of differences: two cultures, one ruler - 3 Minutes Thesis 2018 at The University of Adelaide

Meditation on the screen? The history of teaching mindfulness online - PechaKucha at the 2017 Festival of Learning and Teaching at University of Adelaide

Using a ruler to measure cultures? - 3 Minutes Thesis 2017 at University of Adelaide

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Data analyst (current)
Statistical analysis of a randomized controlled trial among Aboriginal children

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

MEMBERSHIPS

Health Sciences Postgraduate Association – Marketing Officer (current)

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)

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Santiago, P., Valle Serra e Meira, L., & Colussi, C. (2019). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 8-17.
    DOI
    2018 Ribeiro Santiago, P., & Colussi, C. (2018). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals: Proposal of an evaluative model. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 57-63.
    DOI Scopus1

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