School of Medicine

Professor Keith Petrie, PhD, DipClinPsych


  1. Dalbeth, N., Petrie, K.J., House, M., Chong, J., Leung, W., Chegudi, R., Horne, A., Gamble, G., McQueen, F., & Taylor, W.J. (2011). Illness perceptions predict disability after one year in patients with recent onset of gout. Arthritis Care and Research, 63,1605-12. Read more
  2. Powell, D.M.C., Spencer, M.B., Petrie, K.J. (2011). Automated collection of fatigue ratings at the top of descent: A practical commercial airline tool. Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, 82, 1037-41. Read more
  3. Petrie. K.J., Perry, K., Broadbent, E., & Weinman, J. (2011). A text message program designed to modify patients’ illness and treatment beliefs improves self-reported adherence to asthma preventer medication. British Journal of Health Psychology. DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2011.02033.x Read more
  4. Powell, D.M.C., Spencer, M., Petrie, K.J. (2010). Fatigue in Aircrew after an additional layover period. Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, 81, 1013-1018. 8. Read more
  5. Petrie, K.J. & Vedhara, K. (2010). Man of unconscious sorrow. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,69, 417-18. [Invited commentary]. Read more
  6. Vedhara, K., Brant, H., Alexiou, A., Petrie, K.J., Miles, J.N.V., Lightman, S. An investigation into the effects of social evaluation on cardiovascular and endocrine responses to the CO2 stress test. Stress, 13, 195-202. Read more
  7. Juergens, M.C., Seekatz, B., Moosdorf, R.G., Petrie, K.J., & Rief, W. (2010). Illness perceptions before cardiac surgery predict disability, quality of life and depression three months later. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Read more
  8. Faasse, K., Cundy, T., & Petrie, K.J. (2010). An upsurge in adverse event reporting following a formulation change of Thyroxine: The anatomy of a health scare. British Medical Journal, 340, 20-21. Read more
  9. Filipkowski, K., Smyth, J., Rutchick, A., Adya, M., Santuzzi, A., Petrie, K.J., & Kaptein, A.A. (2010). Do healthy people worry? Modern health worries, subjective health complaints, perceived health, and health care utilisation. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine DOI 10.1007/s12529-009-9058-0 Read more
  10. Horne, R., Petrie, K.J. & Wessely, S. (2009). H index pathology: Implications for medical research. British Medical Journal, 339, 1447-8. 1447-8. Read more
  11. Broadbent, E., Ellis, C.J., Thomas, J., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2009). Further development of an illness perception intervention for myocardial infarction patients: A randomized trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 17-23. Read more
  12. Broadbent, E., Ellis, C.J., Thomas, J., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2009). Can an illness perception intervention reduce illness anxiety in spouses of myocardial infarction patients? A randomized trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 11-15. Read more
  13. Weinman, J. Yusuf, G. Berks, R., Rayner, S., & Petrie, K.J. (2009). How accurate is patients’ anatomical knowledge: a cross-sectional questionnaire study of six patient groups and a general public sample. BMC Family Practice, 10, 43. Link
  14. Sowattanangoon, N., Kotchabhakdi, N., Petrie, K.J. (2009). The influence of Thai culture on diabetes perceptions and management. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 84, 245-251. Read more
  15. Dare, A.J., Petrie, K.J., Bagg, W. (2009). Prepared for practice? Medical students’ perceptions of a shortened final year medical programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122, 32-43. Read more


  1. Sowattanangoon, N., Kotchabhakdi, N., Petrie, K.J. (2008). Bhuddist values are associated with better diabetes control in Thai patients. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 39, 481-491.
  2. Petrie, K.J., & Faasse. K. (2009). Monitoring public anxiety about flu. British Medical Journal, Link
  3. Petrie, K.J., & Corter, A. (2009). Illness perceptions and benefit finding among individuals with breast cancer, acoustic neuroma, or heart disease. In: C.L Park, S.C. Lechner, M.H. Antoni A.L. Stanton (Eds). Medical Illness and Positive Life Change. APA Publishers: Washington.
  4. Weinman, J. & Petrie, K.J. (2009). Health psychology. In M.G. Gelder, J.J. Lopez-Ibor, N.C. Andreasen, J. Lopez-Ibor, & J. Geddes (Eds.), New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, London: Oxford University Press.
  5. Corter, A.L., & Petrie, K.J. (2008). Expressive writing in context: The effects of a confessional setting and delivery of instructions affect participant experience and language in writing. British Journal of Health Psychology, 13. 27-30. Read more
  6. Devcich, D.A., Ellis, C.J., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2008). Psychological responses to cardiac diagnosis: Changes in illness representation immediately following coronary angiography. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 65, 553-556. Read more
  7. Petrie, K.J., Pennebaker, J.W., & Sivertsen, B. (2008). Things we said today: A linguistic analysis of the Beatles. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 2, 197-202. Read more
  8. Petrie, K.J., Broadbent, E., & Kydd, R.R. (2008). Illness perceptions in mental health: Issues and potential applications. Journal of Mental Health, 17, 559-564. Read more
  9. Browne, S., Distel, E., Morton, R.P., Petrie, K.J. (2008). Patients’ quality of life, reported difficulties and benefits following surgery for acoustic neuroma. Journal of Otolaryngology, 37, 417-422. Read more
  10. Powell, D., Spencer, M.B., Holland, D., Petrie, K.J. (2008). Factors associated with fatigue in two pilot operations: Implications for flight and duty time limitations. Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, 79, 1047-1050. Read more
  11. Petrie, K.J., Faasse, K., & Furhmann, S. (2008). Influence of television on demands for cosmetic surgery. The Medical Journal of Australia, 189, 244-5. [Editorial] Read more
  12. Petrie, K.J., & Reynolds, L. (2007). Coping with chronic illness. In: S . Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). pp. 46-50. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
  13. Loft, P., Meechan, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). Reassurance. In: In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). pp. 487-490.
  14. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. Moss-Morris, R., Humphrey, K., Johnson, M., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). Patients’ perceptions of their pain condition across a multidisciplinary pain management programme: Do they change and if so does it matter? Clinical Journal of Pain, 23, 558-564. Read more
  15. Broadbent, E., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). Symptom perception. In: In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). pp. 219-223. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
  16. Petrie, K.J. (2007). Renal failure, dialysis and transplantation. In: In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds), Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). pp. 844-846. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
  17. Petrie, K.J. (2007). The invisibility of international health psychology research. The European Health Psychologist, 9, 50-52. Read more
  18. Bean, D., Cundy, T., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). Ethnic differences in illness perceptions, self efficacy and diabetes self care. Psychology and Health 22, 787-811. Read more
  19. Powell, D., Spencer, M.B., Holland, D., Broadbent, E., Petrie, K.J. (2007). Pilot Fatigue in short-haul operations: Effects of number of sectors, duty length and time of day. Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, 78, 698-701. Read more
  20. Loft, P., Thomas, M.G., Petrie, K.J., Miles, J., & Vedhara, K. (2007). Examination stress results in altered cardiovascular responses to an acute experimental challenge and lower salivary cortisol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, 367-375. Read more
  21. Reynolds, L., Broadbent, E., Ellis, C.J., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). Patient drawings illustrate psychological and functional status in heart failure. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63, 525-532. Read more
  22. Petrie, K.J., Müller, J.T., Schirmbeck, F., Donkin, L., Broadbent, E., Ellis, C.J., Gamble, G., & Reif, W. (2007). Effect of providing information about normal test results on patients’ reassurance: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal. 334, 352-4 doi:10.1136/bmj.39093.464190.55 (published 26 January 2007). Journal article. BMJ Appendix Read more
  23. Petrie, K.J., Jago, L.A, Devcich, D.A. (2007). The role of illness perceptions in patients with medical conditions. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 20, 163-167. Read more
  24. Devcich, D., Petersen, I., & Petrie, K.J. (2007). You eat what you are: Modern health worries and the acceptance of natural and synthetic additives in functional foods. Appetite, 48, 333-337. Read more
  25. Petrie, K.J., & Weinman, J. (2006). Why illness perceptions matter. Clinical Medicine, 6, 536-539. Read more
  26. Broadbent, E. Ellis, C.J., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2006). Changes in patient drawings of the heart identify slow recovery following myocardial infarction. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 190-913. Read more
  27. Broadbent, E. Petrie, K.J., Ellis, C.J., Anderson, J. Gamble, G., Anderson, D., & Benjamin, W. (2006). Acute myocardial infarction patients have an inaccurate understanding of their risk of a future cardiac event. Internal Medicine Journal, 36, 643-647. Read more
  28. Donkin, L., Ellis, C.J., Powell, R., Broadbent, E., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K.J. (2006). Illness perceptions predict reassurance following negative exercise testing result. Psychology and Health, 21, 421-430. Read more
  29. Broadbent, E., Petrie, K.J., Main, J., Weinman, J. (2006). The Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (BIPQ). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 631-7. Read more
  30. Page, L., Petrie, K.J. & Wessely, S. (2006). Psychosocial responses to environmental incidents: A review and proposed typology. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 60, 413-422. Read more


  1. Kenealy, T., Arroll, B., & Petrie, K.J. (2005). Computers and patients as reminders to screen for diabetes in general practice: randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20, 916-921. Read more
  2. Petrie, K.J., Broadbent, E., Kley, N., Moss-Morris, R., Horne, R., & Rief, W. (2005). Worries about modernity predict symptom complaints following environmental spraying. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, 778-782. Read more
  3. Ireland, J., Reid, M., Powell, R., & Petrie, K.J. (2005). The role of illness perceptions: psychological distress and treatment seeking delay in patients with genital warts. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 16, 667-670. Read more
  4. Kaptein, A.A., Helder, D.I., Kleijn, W.C., Rief, W., Moss-Morris, R., & Petrie, K.J. (2005). Modern health worries in medical students. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58, 453-457. Read more
  5. Petrie, K.J., Frampton, T., Large, R.G., Moss-Morris, R.E., Johnson, M., & Meechan, G. (2005). What do patients expect from their first visit to a pain clinic? Clinical Journal of Pain, 21, 297-301. Read more
  6. McCool, J.P., Cameron, L.D., & Petrie, K.J. (2005). The influence of smoking imagery on the smoking intentions of young people: testing a media interpretation model. Journal of Adolescencent Health, 36, 475-485. Read more
  7. Meechan, G., Collins, J.,Moss-Morris, R. & Petrie, K.J. (2005). Who is not reassured following benign diagnosis of breast symptoms? Journal of Psycho-oncology, 14, 239-246. Read more
  8. Petrie, K.J., & Revenson, T.A. (2005). New psychological interventions in chronic illness: towards examining mechanisms of action and improved targeting. Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 179-184. Read more
  9. Petrie, K.J. & Wessely, S. (2004). Getting well from water. [Editorial]. British Medical Journal, 329, 1417-1418. Read more
  10. Broadbent, E., Petrie, K.J., Ellis, C.J., Ying, J., Gamble, G. (2004). A picture of health - myocardial infarction patients’ drawings of their hearts and subsequent disability: a longitudinal study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 583-587. Read more
  11. Petrie, K.J., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2004). Health-related cognitions. In S.Sutton, A.Baum & M. Johnston. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Health Psychology. Pp. 127-142.
  12. NY: Sage. McCool, J.P., Cameron, L.D., & Petrie, K.J. (2004). Stereotyping the smoker: adolescent appraisals of smokers in film. Tobacco Control, 13, 308-314. Read more
  13. Petrie, K.J., Fontanilla, I., Thomas, M., Booth, R.J., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2004). Effect of written emotional expression on immune functioning in patients with HIV infection. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, 272-275. Read more
  14. Petrie, K.J., Powell, D., & Broadbent, E. (2004). Fatigue self-management strategies and reported fatigue in international pilots. Ergonomics, 47,461-468. Read more
  15. Petrie, K.J., Moss-Morris, R., Grey, C., & Shaw, M. (2004). The relationship of negative affect and perceived sensitivity to symptom reporting following vaccination. British Journal of Health Psychology, 9, 101-111. Read more