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. (2020). Does seeing personal medical images change beliefs about illness and treatment in people with gout? A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & health, 35 (1), 107-123. 10.1080/08870446.2019.1626396
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Dalbeth
  • Boe, T., Petrie, K. J., Sivertsen, B., & Hysing, M. (2019). Interplay of subjective and objective economic well-being on the mental health of Norwegian adolescents. SSM-POPULATION HEALTH, 910.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100471
  • MacKrill, K., Kleinstäuber M, & Petrie, K. J. (2019). The effect of rebranding generic medicines on drug efficacy and side effects. Psychology & health, 34 (12), 1470-1485. 10.1080/08870446.2019.1616088
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kate MacKrill
  • 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 psychology, 24 (3), 593-609. 10.1111/bjhp.12370
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Annie Jones
  • Serlachius, A., Schache, K., Kieser, A., Arroll, B., Petrie, K., & Dalbeth, N. (2019). Association Between User Engagement of a Mobile Health App for Gout and Improvements in Self-Care Behaviors: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7 (8)10.2196/15021
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Serlachius, Bruce Arroll, Nicola Dalbeth
  • Jones, A. S. K., Kleinstäuber M, Akroyd, A., Mittendorf, A., Bognuda, P., Merrie, A. E. H., ... Petrie, K. J. (2019). Using animated visualization to improve postoperative mobilization: A randomized controlled trial. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 38 (8), 748-758. 10.1037/hea0000761
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Justin Fernandez, Annie Jones
  • Jones, A. S. K., Coetzee, B., Kagee, A., Fernandez, J., Cleveland, E., Thomas, M., & Petrie, K. J. (2019). The Use of a Brief, Active Visualisation Intervention to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Non-adherent Patients in South Africa. AIDS and behavior, 23 (8), 2121-2129. 10.1007/s10461-018-2292-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Annie Jones, Justin Fernandez
  • Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K. J., Revenson, T. A., & Weinman, J. (2019). Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Cambridge University Press. Pages: 900.


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New Zealand

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