Professor Ben Colagiuri

Ben Colagiuri is an Professor in the School of Psychology. He received his PhD in Psychology in 2010 from the same School. His research explores how expectancies influence human behaviour, with a specific interest in placebo and nocebo effects. To date, he has developed a number of novel experimental models to uncover the mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects for pain, sleep, nausea, and related conditions. He has been awarded more than $4.8 million in competitive research funding, including multiple Australian Research Council Discovery Grants, published over 80 scientific papers, and received national and international recognition for his research. His current research is exploring how knowledge about placebo and nocebo effects could be used ethically to improve patient outcomes.

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