Dr Adrian Schembri

Position

Consultant

School /
Work Unit

School of Science

Contact Details

No Phone

Location

City campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Key activities

Adrian completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology (Honours) at RMIT University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010. The title of Adrian’s Doctoral thesis was Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Examination of Overlapping Symptoms, Obsessive Beliefs, and Associated Cognitive Dimensions. Adrian is currently a coordinator of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences. He is involved in various industry projects in statistics and provides statistical consultation for PhD and Masters by Research students through the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences and School of Graduate Research. Adrian is a thesis supervisor for Honours students within the Division of Psychology and works part-time in clinical practice. He is a senior researcher for the RMIT University Sports Statistics Research Theme (www.rmit.edu.au/sportstats), and maintains strong research interests in sports statistics, predictive modelling, and clinical psychology.

Qualifications

B App Sci (Psychology)(Honours), DPsych, APS, CCLIN

Links to industry

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists (APS CCLIN)

Research

Research Interests

Sports Statistics

  • Psychological predictors of performance in individual and team-based sports
  • Match importance as a moderator of individual and team performance
  • The effect of travel on sports performance
  • The use of ratings models to predict performance in individual and team-based sports

Clinical Psychology

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression and related mood disorders
  • Bully victimisation among children and adolescents
  • Resilience in children, adolescents, and adults

Statistics Consultancy

Industry Consultancies

  • Australian Football League (2010 - 2011)
  • Queensland Government, Department of Justice (2010 - 2011)
  • Victorian Institute of Sport (2010 - 2011)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) (2010)
  • Environet (2010 - 2011)
  • Heinz (2010)
  • Barwon Health (2010)

RMIT-Based Projects

  • English Language Development Project Team (2011): Psychometric analysis and validation of a brief English screening assessment tool.
  • LTIF (2011): Using electronic input devices to provide assessment feedback to large classes: A sustainable approach to student feedback ($22,000).
  • LTIF (2011): CES Analysis Project ($39,000)
  • STeLR (2011): Evaluating the use of innovative online virtual environment for authentic student learning and assessment of scientific research design and statistical aspects ($6,924)
  • STeLR (2010): A comparison of student expectation with experience of assessment and feedback in first year large classes ($8059)

Publications

Schembri, A. J., Bedford, A., Park, J., & O’Bree, B. (2011). Incentive versus expectation in NBA basketball. Paper presented at the 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Sport.

O’Bree, B., Bedford, A., & Schembri, A. J. (2011). The importance of the high risk serve in badminton. Paper presented at the 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Sport.

Bedford, A., Ladds, M., Rusiti, E., & Schembri, A. J. (2011). On the travel impact in tennis. Paper presented at the 3rd IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Sport.

Schembri, A. J., & Bedford, A. (2010). Revisiting the draft: A probability-based approach for allocating draft selections in Australian Rules Football. In A. Bedford & M. Ovens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 10, 103-112.

Schembri, A. J., Golkhandan, S., & Bedford, A. (2010). Re-scheduling to reduce the potential for match fixing in the FIFA World Cup. In A. Bedford & M. Ovens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 10, 165-172.

Shepherd, R., Bedford, A., & Schembri, A. J. (2010). A two-stage simulation to predict medalists in pistol shooting. In A. Bedford & M. Ovens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 10, 213-220.

Schembri, A. J., Bedford, A., & Baglin, J. (2010). Examination of the Dissonance between Student Expectations and Experiences for a First Year Undergraduate Statistics Course. Paper accepted for presentation at the Australian Statistical Conference.

Schembri, A. J., Smith, D., Paxton, S. J., & Altieri, T. (2009). Obsessive beliefs among an eating disorder and community sample of Australian women. Oral presentation at the 5th RMIT University School of Health Sciences Research Conference.

Schembri, A. J., Smith, D., Paxton, S. J., & Altieri, T. (2009). Obsessive beliefs in eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder: An examination of a clinical eating disorder and community sample of Australian women. Oral presentation at the Inaugural RMIT University College of Science, Engineering, and Health Research Conference.

Schembri, A. J., & Reece, J. E. (2007.). Psychosocial correlates of resilience in early adulthood. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Brisbane: Australian Psychological Society.

Schembri, A. J., Reece, J. E., & Wade, E. (2006). Bully victimisation and psychosocial health in adolescents: Gender differences in depression, anxiety, social problems, and perceived wellness. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 23, 17-34.

Bedford, A., & Schembri, A. (2006). A probability based approach for the allocation of player draft selections in Australian rules football. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5, 509-516.

Bedford, A., & Schembri, A. (2006). An analysis of goal-kicking accuracy in Australian rules football. In J. Hammond & N. de Mestre (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 8, 256-265.

Bedford, A., & Schembri, A. (2006). A probability based approach for the allocation of player draft selections in Australian rules football. In J. Hammond & N. de Mestre (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 8, 206-215.