Matthew Iasiello

Matthew Iasiello

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Dr Matthew Iasiello's research is focused on the most effective ways to measure and promote positive mental health. He has published leading reviews on psychological interventions, the relationship between mental wellbeing and mental illness, and measures/definitions of positive mental health. 

Matthew completed his PhD at Flinders University in 2023 focused on the evidence and implications of the dual-continua model of mental health. This model suggests that mental wellbeing and mental illness reflect distinct, yet related, continua with significant implications on how we promote mental wellbeing and prevent, treat, and recover from mental illness.

Matthew is currently focused on the delivery of a mental wellbeing program in people living with Multiple Myeloma or Smouldering Multiple Myeloma. This research study aims to bridge the gap in mental wellbeing supports available for people living with cancer. 

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2024 Award HDR Research Impact 2024 Flinders University Australia -
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J., Ali, K., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2024). Positive psychology is better served by a bivariate rather than bipolar conceptualization of mental health and mental illness: a commentary on Zhao & Tay (2022). Journal of Positive Psychology, 19(2), 337-341.
    DOI Scopus3
    2024 Tuckey, N., Agteren, J. V., Chur-Hansen, A., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Beatty, L., . . . Iasiello, M. (2024). Implementing a group-based online mental well-being program for women living with and beyond breast cancer – A mixed methods study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 10 pages.
    DOI
    2024 Tuckey, N., Iasiello, M., Corsini, N., Koczwara, B., Bareham, M., Wellalagodage, A., & Wardill, H. R. (2024). ‘Just Google it’—A scoping review of online mental health resources for survivors of breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 33(4), 9 pages.
    DOI
    2024 Iasiello, M., Ali, K., van Agteren, J., Kolovos, E., Kyrios, M., Kashdan, T. B., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2024). What’s the difference between measures of wellbeing, quality of life, resilience, and coping? An umbrella review and concept map of 155 measures of positive mental health. International Journal of Wellbeing, 14(2), 1-25.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Mason Stephens, J., Iasiello, M., Ali, K., van Agteren, J., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2023). The Importance of Measuring Mental Wellbeing in the Context of Psychological Distress: Using a Theoretical Framework to Test the Dual-Continua Model of Mental Health. Behavioral Sciences, 13(5), 436.
    DOI Scopus5
    2022 Iasiello, M., Muir-Cochrane, E., van Agteren, J., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2022). The Effect of Psychological Distress on Measurement Invariance in Measures of Mental Wellbeing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(16), 10072.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2022 Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J., Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., Lo, L., Fassnacht, D. B., & Westerhof, G. J. (2022). Assessing Mental Wellbeing Using the Mental Health Continuum—Short Form: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modelling. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 29(4), 442-456.
    DOI Scopus15
    2022 Fassnacht, D. B., Ali, K., van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., Mavrangelos, T., Furber, G., & Kyrios, M. (2022). A Group-Facilitated, Internet-Based Intervention to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being in a Vulnerable Population of University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial of the Be Well Plan Program. JMIR Mental Health, 9(5), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC2
    2022 Ali, K., Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J., Mavrangelos, T., Kyrios, M., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2022). A cross-sectional investigation of the mental health and wellbeing among individuals who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 international border closure in Australia. Globalization and Health, 18(1), 12.
    DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC7
    2022 Oster, C., Ali, K., Iasiello, M., Muir-Cochrane, E., & Fassnacht, D. B. (2022). The experience of individuals affected by Australia's international border closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and Place, 78, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 van Agteren, J., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Iasiello, M., Furber, G., Howard, A., . . . Kyrios, M. (2021). Testing the Differential Impact of an Internet-Based Mental Health Intervention on Outcomes of Well-being and Psychological Distress During COVID-19: Uncontrolled Intervention Study (Preprint).
    DOI
    2021 van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., Lo, L., Bartholomaeus, J., Kopsaftis, Z., Carey, M., & Kyrios, M. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological interventions to improve mental wellbeing.. Nature human behaviour, 5(5), 631-652.
    DOI Scopus210 WoS102 Europe PMC94
    2021 van Agteren, J., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D., Iasiello, M., Furber, G., Howard, A., . . . Kyrios, M. (2021). Testing the differential impact of an internet-based mental health intervention on outcomes of wellbeing and psychological distress during COVID-19: an uncontrolled intervention study (Preprint). JMIR Mental Health, 8(9), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS7 Europe PMC12
    2021 van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Furber, G., Woodyatt, L., . . . Kyrios, M. (2021). Using the Intervention Mapping Approach to Develop a Mental Health Intervention: A Case Study on Improving the Reporting Standards for Developing Psychological Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.
    DOI Scopus11
    2020 Lo, L., Iasiello, M., Carey, M., & van Agteren, J. (2020). Improving the Wellbeing of Female Prisoners via Psychological Skills Training: A Feasibility Study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 64(15), 1571-1586.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC1
    2020 van Agteren, J., Bartholomaeus, J., Fassnacht, D. B., Iasiello, M., Ali, K., Lo, L., & Kyrios, M. (2020). Using Internet-Based Psychological Measurement to Capture the Deteriorating Community Mental Health Profile During COVID-19: Observational Study.. JMIR Ment Health, 7(6), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS38 Europe PMC30
    2020 van Agteren, J., & Iasiello, M. (2020). Advancing our understanding of mental wellbeing and mental health: The call to embrace complexity over simplification. Australian Psychologist, 55(4), 307-316.
    DOI Scopus19
    2019 Raymond, I., Iasiello, M., Kelly, D., & Jarden, A. (2019). Program Logic Modelling and Complex Positive Psychology Intervention Design and Implementation: The ‘Resilient Futures’ Case Example. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 3(1-3), 43-67.
    DOI Scopus8
    2019 Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J., Keyes, C. L. M., & Cochrane, E. M. (2019). Positive mental health as a predictor of recovery from mental illness. Journal of Affective Disorders, 251, 227-230.
    DOI Scopus67 Europe PMC32
    2019 van Agteren, J., Woodyatt, L., Iasiello, M., Rayner, J., & Kyrios, M. (2019). Make It Measurable: Assessing Psychological Distress, Wellbeing and Resilience at Scale in Higher Education. STUDENT SUCCESS, 10(3), 1-13.
    DOI
    2019 Bartholomaeus, J. D., Van Agteren, J. E. M., Iasiello, M. P., Jarden, A., & Kelly, D. (2019). Positive Aging: The Impact of a Community Wellbeing and Resilience Program. Clinical Gerontologist, 42(4), 377-386.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS31 Europe PMC14
    2019 van Agteren, J., Woodyatt, L., Iasiello, M., Rayner, J., & Kyrios, M. (2019). Make it measurable: Assessing psychological distress, wellbeing and resilience at scale in higher education. Student Success, 10(3), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus13
    2018 Black, L., van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., & Carey, M. (2018). Mental health interventions to build resilience. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 33(4), 18-19.
    Scopus4
    2018 Van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., & Lo, L. (2018). Improving the wellbeing and resilience of health services staff via psychological skills training. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), 924.
    DOI Scopus19 Europe PMC7
    2017 Iasiello, M., Bartholomaeus, J., Jarden, A., & Kelly, G. (2017). Measuring PERMA+ in South Australia, the State of Wellbeing: A Comparison with National and International Norms. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, 1(2), 53-72.
    Scopus24
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Iasiello, M., Bartholomaeus, J., Jarden, A., & Van Agteren, J. (2018). Maximising the opportunity for healthy ageing: Online mental health measurement and targeted interventions. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Vol. 246 (pp. 111-123). Netherlands: IOS Press.
    DOI Scopus4
    2015 Panagopoulos, V., Zinonos, I., Liapis, V., Hay, S., Ingman, W., Iasiello, M. P., . . . Evdokiou, A. (2015). Uncovering a new role for peroxidases in breast cancer development and metastasis. In CLINICAL & EXPERIMENTAL METASTASIS Vol. 32 (pp. 227-228). SPRINGER.
  • Preprint

    Year Citation
    2023 Iasiello, M., van Agteren, J., Ali, K., Fassnacht, D. B., Kyrios, M., Kashdan, T. B., & Kolovos, E. (2023). What’s the difference between measures of wellbeing, quality of life, resilience, and coping? An umbrella review and concept map of 155 measures of positive mental health..
    DOI
    2022 Fassnacht, D. B., Ali, K., van Agteren, J., Iasiello, M., Mavrangelos, T., Furber, G., & Kyrios, M. (2022). A Group-Facilitated, Internet-Based Intervention to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being in a Vulnerable Population of University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial of the Be Well Plan Program (Preprint).
    DOI
    2020 van Agteren, J., Bartholomaeus, J., Fassnacht, D. B., Iasiello, M., Ali, K., Lo, L., & Kyrios, M. (2020). Using Internet-Based Psychological Measurement to Capture the Deteriorating Community Mental Health Profile During COVID-19: Observational Study (Preprint).
    DOI

Matthew's research has been funded via a variety of opportunities across Government, Community, Private, and Philanthropic sources (>$1.2m). Matthew is currently funded through the MRFF 2023 Consumer-led Research Grant Scheme. 


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