Dr Karolina Stasiak

MA (Hons), PhD

Research | Current

E-therapy, e-health, online intervention. Child and adolescent mental health. 

Teaching | Current

E-therapy, child and adolescent mental health treatment and prevention strategies, gamification in e-health, psychology, research methods.

Postgraduate supervision

E-therapy and e-health - design and evaluation. Engagement in e-therapies. Gamification and serious gaming in e-health. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Stasiak, K., Merry, S. N., Frampton, C., & Moor, S. (2018). Delivering solid treatments on shaky ground: Feasibility study of an online therapy for child anxiety in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Psychotherapy Research, 28 (4), 643-653. 10.1080/10503307.2016.1244617
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Merry
  • Fleming, T., Bavin, L., Lucassen, M., Stasiak, K., Hopkins, S., & Merry, S. (2018). Beyond the Trial: Systematic Review of Real-World Uptake and Engagement With Digital Self-Help Interventions for Depression, Low Mood, or Anxiety. Journal of medical Internet research, 20 (6)10.2196/jmir.9275
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Theresa Fleming, Lynda-Maree Bavin, Sarah Hopkins, Sally Merry
  • Stasiak, K., Christie, G., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., Hopkins, S., & Merry, S. (2018). HABITS - AN APP-BASED SELF-HELP INTERVENTION FOR YOUTH: PROOF OF CONCEPT TESTING. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Theresa Fleming, Sally Merry
  • Thabrew, H., Stasiak, K., Bavin, L.-M., Frampton, C., & Merry, S. (2018). Validation of the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) and Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ) in New Zealand help-seeking adolescents. International journal of methods in psychiatric research10.1002/mpr.1610
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hiran Thabrew, Sally Merry, Lynda-Maree Bavin
  • Perry, Y., Werner-Seidler, A., Calear, A., Mackinnon, A., King, C., Scott, J., ... Christensen, H. (2017). Preventing depression in final year secondary students: School-based randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19 (11)10.2196/jmir.8241
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Theresa Fleming, Sally Merry
  • Merry, S. N., Hetrick, S. E., & Stasiak, K. (2017). Effectiveness and safety of antidepressants for children and adolescents: Implications for clinical practice. JAMA Psychiatry, 74 (10), 985-986. 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.2410
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Hetrick, Sally Merry
  • Thabrew, H., Stasiak, K., & Merry, S. (2017). Protocol for Co-Design, Development, and Open Trial of a Prototype Game-Based eHealth Intervention to Treat Anxiety in Young People With Long-Term Physical Conditions. JMIR research protocols, 6 (9)10.2196/resprot.7250
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hiran Thabrew, Sally Merry
  • Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., McDowell, H., Doherty, I., Shepherd, M., Chua, S., ... Rodgers, A. (2017). MEMO: An mHealth intervention to prevent the onset of depression in adolescents: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 58 (9), 1014-1022. 10.1111/jcpp.12753
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shanthi Ameratunga, Sally Merry, Matthew Shepherd

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12005
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand