Miss Chiara Gasteiger
Chiara is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychological Medicine supervised by Professors Keith Petrie, Nicola Dalbeth, and Urte Scholz. Chiara's research aims to understand the role of social and psychological factors involved in patient acceptance of biosimilar therapeutics.
Chiara has a Master of Health Psychology and her academic interests include patient-provider communication (dyadic and triadic), biopharmaceuticals and transitioning patients to biosimilars, funding and resource allocation in health, and patient reassurance.
She also works as a research officer at AUT University in the Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute, and a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland.
Research | Current
- Patient-practitioner communication (dyadic and triadic)
- Biopharmaceuticals and biosimilar transitions
- Funding and resource allocation in health
- Medical reassurance
Teaching | Current
Graduate Teaching Assistant
POPLHLTH 204 (Health Care Ethics)
POPLHLTH 202 (Research Methods in Health)
- HealtheX Second Runner Up Poster Presentation (2020) 'Beliefs and behaviours are associated with negative perceptions towards biosimilars'
- Atlantis Prize for Top Publication for Master's student (awarded in 2020)
- NZRA Tom Highton Prize (2019) 'The effects of message framing on patients’ perceptions and willingness to switch to a biosimilar' Gasteiger, C., Jones, A., Kleinstauber, M., Lobo, M., Horne, R., Petrie, K., & Dalbeth, N.
- University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2019-2022)
- Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)
- New Zealand Psychological Society
- Waitakere Health Link: Health Literacy Reviewer
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Gasteiger, C., Jones, A. S. K., Kleinstäuber M, Lobo, M., Horne, R., Dalbeth, N., & Petrie, K. J. (2020). Effects of Message Framing on Patients' Perceptions and Willingness to Change to a Biosimilar in a Hypothetical Drug Switch. Arthritis care & research, 72 (9), 1323-1330. 10.1002/acr.24012
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie, Nicola Dalbeth
- Gasteiger, C., Lobo, M., Dalbeth, N., & Petrie, K. J. (2020). Patients’ beliefs and behaviours are associated with perceptions of safety and concerns in a hypothetical biosimilar switch. Rheumatology International, Online first10.1007/s00296-020-04576-7
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth, Keith Petrie
- Gasteiger, C., Jones, A., Kleinstauber, M., Lobo, M., Horne, R., Petrie, K., & Dalbeth, N. (12/11/2019). The effects of message framing on patients’ perceptions and willingness to switch to a biosimilar. Poster presented at 2019 American College of Rheumatology (ACR/ARP) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA. Arthritis and Rheumatology. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth
- Gasteiger, C., Sherriff, R., Fraser, A., Shedden-Mora, M. C., Petrie, K. J., & Serlachius, A. S. (2018). Predicting patient reassurance after colonoscopy: The role of illness beliefs. Journal of psychosomatic research, 114, 58-61. 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.09.009
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie, Alan Fraser, Anna Serlachius
- Gasteiger, C. (2018). Starting the Conversation: The Effect of Framing and an Analogy on Patients’ Willingness to Switch and Perceptions of a Biosimilar The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.