Professor for Clinical Psychology


Department of Experimental Psychology


Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf



Susanne Becker


I am a Professor of Clinial Psychology at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in Germany. In addition, I am heading a research group at the Balgrist University Hosptial of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. My background is in psychology and cognitive neurosciences. I earned my PhD at the University of Mannheim, Germany, after which I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Before becoming a research group leader, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany. I have received several awards and prizes for my work and I am a member of the ASP Fellowships, Grants, and Awards committee and EFIC Working Group for Translational Research. My research focuses on the psychobiological mechanisms of the intersections of pain and reward processing in healthy and chronic pain states.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Translational Evidence for Pain-Cognition Interactions: Insights from Laboratory Animal, Human Experimental and Clinical Studies

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 B

Pain perception is not linearly related to nociceptive input, but is subject to many modulatory factors including cognitive processes (e.g.…