Dr Anna Sofia Serlachius

PhD, MSc in Health Psychology

Research | Current

Health psychology; self-management interventions; mhealth interventions; research in gout, diabetes and obesity; social support and health; stress and coping

Teaching | Current

Self-management in chronic illness, health psychology, social support and health, research methods

Postgraduate supervision

Developing self-management interventions, developing mhealth interventions, examining psychosocial factors associated with diabetes/obesity, developing interventions to improve resilience/coping skills

Areas of expertise

Self-management in chronic illness, stress and coping, cardio-metabolic health, using a life course approach to understanding chronic disease

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Director of Health Psychology Masters Programme

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kieser, A., Dalbeth, N., & Serlachius, A. (2018). Keeping Up with the Applications: Lessons Learned Evaluating Gout Apps. Telemedicine and e-Health10.1089/tmj.2018.0091
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth
  • Derksen, C., Serlachius, A., Petrie, K. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2017). "What say ye gout experts?" A content analysis of questions about gout posted on the social news website Reddit. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18 (488)10.1186/s12891-017-1856-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie, Nicola Dalbeth
  • Serlachius, A., Pulkki-Råback L, Juonala, M., Sabin, M., Lehtimäki T, Raitakari, O., & Elovainio, M. (2017). Does high optimism protect against the inter-generational transmission of high BMI? The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 100, 61-64. 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.07.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35737
  • Serlachius, A., Gamble, G., House, M., Vincent, Z. L., Knight, J., Horne, A., ... Dalbeth, N. (2017). Illness Perceptions and Mortality in Patients With Gout: A Prospective Observational Study. Arthritis Care and Research, 69 (9), 1444-1448. 10.1002/acr.23147
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36130
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth, Keith Petrie, Anne Horne, Greg Gamble
  • Pulkki-Råback L, Elovainio, M., Hakulinen, C., Lipsanen, J., Kubzansky, L. D., Hintsanen, M., ... Sabin, M. A. (2017). Positive Psychosocial Factors in Childhood Predicting Lower Risk for Adult Type 2 Diabetes: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, 1980-2012. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52 (6), e157-e164. 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.042
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34753
  • Serlachius, A., Elovainio, M., Juonala, M., Shea, S., Sabin, M., Lehtimaki, T., ... Pulkki-Raback, L. (2017). The Association Between Social Support, Body Mass Index and Increased Risk of Prediabetes: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (2), 161-170. 10.1007/s12529-016-9597-0
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33377
  • Serlachius, A., Elovainio, M., Juonala, M., Shea, S., Sabin, M., Lehtimäki T, ... Pulkki-Råback L (2016). High perceived social support protects against the intergenerational transmission of obesity: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Preventive Medicine, 90, 79-85. 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.004
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30678
  • Serlachius, A. S., Scratch, S. E., Northam, E. A., Frydenberg, E., Lee, K. J., & Cameron, F. J. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy to improve glycaemic control and psychosocial wellbeing in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (6), 1157-1169. 10.1177/1359105314547940
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30682

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AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12083
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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