Professor Keith James Petrie

Areas of expertise

Health psychology, placebo effect, nocebo effect, adherence to treatment, illness perceptions, reassurance in medical consultations, fatigue in aircrew, modern health worries

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Krasnoryadtseva, A., Dalbeth, N., & Petrie, K. (2019). Does seeing personal medical images change beliefs about illness and treatment in people with gout? A randomised controlled trial. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH10.1080/08870446.2019.1626396
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth
  • MacKrill, K., Kleinstäuber M, & Petrie, K. J. (2019). The effect of rebranding generic medicines on drug efficacy and side effects. Psychology & health, 1-16. 10.1080/08870446.2019.1616088
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kate MacKrill, Maria Kleinstaeuber
  • Jones, A. S. K., Kleinstäuber M, Martin, L. R., Norton, S., Fernandez, J., & Petrie, K. J. (2019). Development and validation of the Health Visual Information Preference Scale. British journal of health psychology10.1111/bjhp.12370
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Maria Kleinstaeuber
  • Jordan, K. N., Pennebaker, J. W., Petrie, K. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2019). Googling Gout: Exploring Perceptions About Gout Through a Linguistic Analysis of Online Search Activities. Arthritis care & research, 71 (3), 419-426. 10.1002/acr.23598
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth
  • Burton, D., King, A., Bartley, J., Petrie, K. J., & Broadbent, E. (2019). The surgical anxiety questionnaire (SAQ): development and validation. Psychology & health, 34 (2), 129-146. 10.1080/08870446.2018.1502770
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elizabeth Broadbent
  • Petrie, K. J., & Rief, W. (2019). Psychobiological Mechanisms of Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Pathways to Improve Treatments and Reduce Side Effects. Annual review of psychology, 70, 599-625. 10.1146/annurev-psych-010418-102907
  • Weinman, J., Graham, S., Canfield, M., Kleinstäuber M, Perera, A. I., Dalbeth, N., & Petrie, K. J. (2018). The Intentional Non-Adherence Scale (INAS): Initial development and validation. Journal of psychosomatic research, 115, 110-116. 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.10.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maria Kleinstaeuber, 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: Alan Fraser, Anna Serlachius


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 12, Room 12002
New Zealand

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