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)

  • 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
  • Serlachius, A., Hames, J., Juth, V., Garton, D., Rowley, S., & Petrie, K. J. (2018). Parental experiences of family-centred care from admission to discharge in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 54 (11), 1227-1233. 10.1111/jpc.14063
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Serlachius
  • MacKrill, K., & Petrie, K. J. (2018). What is associated with increased side effects and lower perceived efficacy following switching to a generic medicine? A New Zealand cross-sectional patient survey. BMJ open, 8 (10)10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023667
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kate MacKrill


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 12, Room 12002
New Zealand

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