Philip S. Santangelo, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Doctoral thesis (2015): ‘Ambulatory assessment in borderline personality disorder: Present state of research and new insights into symptomatology as it unfolds in daily life’. He is a post-doctoral fellow at the Mental mHealth Lab at KIT.


He was a post-doc at the REPEAT Lab at Syracuse University, USA. Dr. Santangelo does research in clinical psychology using ambulatory assessment in order to examine how psychopathology unfolds in daily life as well as how psychotherapy effects patients' behavior in everyday life. He is a psychotherapist in training at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany. He is the author and co-author of several papers in peer-reviewed journals. One of his recent publications is 'The temporal interplay of self-esteem instability and affective instability in borderline personality disorder patients' everyday lives' (Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2017) and 'Affective instability across the lifespan in borderline personality disorder – A cross-sectional e-diary study' (Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2018).

EXAMINING THE DYNAMICS OF SYMPTOMS IN DAILY LIFE - FINDINGS FROM E-DIARY STUDIES IN PATIENTS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER