Pain And Suffering Project | Interdisciplinary Program
 Dr. Smadar Bustan 
Dr. Smadar Bustan
Selected Papers Online Smadar Bustan is a philosopher who joined the Psychophysiology and Neurophysiology Laboratory at the University of Luxembourg to conduct experimental studies on pain and suffering. She is also the Founder and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary and International Program on Suffering and Pain. In 2005, she received a PhD in philosophy from both the Sorbonne Paris IV and the University of Tel-Aviv (summa cum laude. Advisors: Profs. Jean François Courtine...

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 Dr. Camila Valenzuela Moguillansky 
Dr Camila-Valenzuela-Moguillansky
Camila Valenzuela Moguillansky studied Biology at the University of Chile. She finished a master in cognitive science at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her PhD research, at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), focuses on the relationship between body awareness and pain experience integrating third-person (techniques from experimental psychology) and first-person (phenomenological approach based on interview techniques) methodologies. Her...

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 Prof., MD. Sumio Hoka 
Prof. Sumio Hoka
Sumio Hoka is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Kyushu University, Japan. He graduated in 1978 at the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Japan. In 1985-1987 he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, where he researched anesthetic effects on the reflex regulation of circulation. Sumio is currently working, as an anesthesiologist, in clinical anesthesia in the operating room, and in the pain...

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 Dr. Amanda C de C Williams 
Dr. Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams is an academic and clinical psychologist at University College London and at the Pain Management Centre, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (University College London Hospitals). She has been active in research and clinical work in persistent pain for over 25 years, with particular interests in evaluation of psychologically-based treatments; in expression of pain and its interpretation by clinicians; and in pain from torture. She worked clinically and...

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 Prof. Jean Decety 
Prof. Jean Decety
Dr. Jean Decety is Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and the College. Jean Decety is a member of the Committee on Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience, an Executive Member of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and a member of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. He is the Editor of Social Neuroscience and serves on the editorial board of Neuropsychologia, Development and Psychopathology,...

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 Dr. Martin Diers 
Dr. Martin Diers
Martin Diers is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg. He holds a PhD in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience from the Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg obtained in June 2006. In 2011 he won the first price of the young investigator Award for Pain research of the Janssen-Cilag GmbH, was nominated for Best Poster Presentation of the 7th...

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 Dr. Sandra Kamping 
Dr. Sandra Kamping
Dr. Sandra Kamping is a psychologist, adult therapist  and neuroscientist working in the field of chronic pain. In 2006, she joined the Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience working with its scientific director Professor Dr. Herta Flor, at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany. Her main research interest lies in the area of chronic pain comprising a wide range of chronic pain disorders (i.e. chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain...

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 Dr. Finn Nortvedt 
Dr. Finn Nortvedt
Finn Nortvedt was born 1952 in Norway. He was educated as a registered nurse in 1979 and started his career as teacher in nursing from 1985. At the time being he is an  Associated Professor at the Faculty of Health Science, Institute of Nursing, Oslo University College. In his position he conducts research on pain while teaching master and bachelor students in nursing. He has published several articles and two books on pain. The first, "Pain Relief: Challenge and possibilities....

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 Prof. Isabel Maria da Cunha Rosa Fernandes 
Isabel-Fernandes
Isabel Maria da Cunha Rosa Fernandes (PhD - 1988; Habilitation - 2007) is Full Professor at the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon. She is the Director and Scientific Coordinator of CEAUL / ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (a R&D unit awarded a classification of Excellent) since 2009. She also created and coordinates the international and interdisciplinary Programme on Narrative and Medicine since 2009. She has...

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 Prof. Chryssoula Lascaratou 
Prof. Chryssoula Lascaratou
Chryssoula Lascaratou (MA – 1980 and Ph.D. – 1984) is Professor of Linguistics in the Faculty of English Studies, University of Athens. She was Head of the Department of Language and Linguistics in 1996-1997 and 2008-2010. Since 1998 she has been the Director of the Faculty Library. Her areas of specialisation are Morphology, Syntax (Generative Grammar and Systemic Functional Grammar), Corpus Linguistics, Language Typology, Contrastive Linguistics, and Error Analysis. Her main...

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 Prof. Daniel Andler 
Prof. Daniel Andler
Trained in both mathematics and philosophy, with theses in mathematical logic from both UC Berkeley, where he held a Harkness fellowship (PhD, 1973) and Paris 7 (these d’Etat, 1975), Daniel Andler taught mathematics for the first half of his career before moving to positions in philosophy. Since 1999, he has held the chair of philosophy of science and epistemology at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), where he also heads the research team "Sciences, Norms and Decisions" (SND)....

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 Prof. Fernand Anton 
Prof. Fernand ANTON
Dr. Fernand Anton is a Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Luxembourg where he directs both the animal and the human pain research laboratories. He received a PhD degree in psychology from the University of Innsbruck in 1983 and subsequently spent postdoctoral periods at the Physiology Department of the University of Heidelberg and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). After that he was a research associate at the Physiology Department of the University of...

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 Prof. Herta Flor 
Prof Herta Flor
Professor Herta Flor is a neuroscientist and the scientific director of the department of Neuropsychology at the University of Heidelberg, Central Institute for Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany. Most of her work on the topic of pain focuses on the role of learning and memory processes and related plastic changes of the brain in the development and maintenance of chronic pain. A special focus has also been on the development and evaluation of new interdisciplinary behaviorally oriented...

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 Prof., MD. Rita Charon 
Prof. Rita Charon
Rita Charon is a general internist and narratologist at Columbia University and founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. She completed the MD at Harvard in 1978 and the Ph.D. in English at Columbia in 1999. Her research focuses on doctor-patient relationships, narrative skill in medicine, and reflective practice. She has received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and research funding from the NIH, the NEH, and several...

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 Sharon Webber-Zvik 
Sharon-Webber-Zvik
Sharon Webber-Zvik is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Israel. Her passion for testing the boundaries between graphic design and art became an official profession in 2003. She accompanied  the "Pain and Suffering" project since its establishment, being in charge of all the visual aspects of the group's activities, in digital and printed media. Her other projects include a variety of blogs, online stores and print - representing her aspiration to  create visuals that stand...

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 Dr. Yoshio Nakamura 
Dr-Yshio-Nakamura
Dr. Nakamura is an Assistant Professor at the Pain Research Center in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Utah, USA. His background includes cognitive psychology (UC San Diego), affective science (UC Berkeley & University of Wisconsin-Madison), and pain research (University of Washington). He has been the Principal Investigator of several previous NIH research grant awards: 1) a laboratory-based study of experimentally-induced placebo...

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 Dr. Catherine Kerr 
Dr. Catherine Kerr
Catherine Kerr investigates the effects of mindfulness meditation, Tai Chi and other mind-body therapies on the brain. The underlying motivation for her brain science comes from her initial qualitative investigations of the experience of mindfulness and Tai Chi, which she has found share a common thread: both therapies address suffering by training a close, focused attention to body sensations during meditative practice. This qualitative insight has given the impetus for her...

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 Prof. Denis Mellier 
prof. Denis Mellier
Denis Mellier, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology at the University of Franche-Comté, in France. He is a psychologist, psychotherapist, An E. Bick trainer for infant observation. He practices psychoanalysis in institutions and in private practices at Lyon. He is a member of the Société Française de Psychothérapie Psychanalytique de Groupe (SFPPG), of the World Association for Infant Mental Health Francophone-French Group (WAIMH-francophone). He...

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 Dr. Paul Dawalibi 
Dr-Paul-Dawalibi
Paul Dawalibi is a Lebanese philosopher, specializing in phenomenology, teaching at Saint Paul Institute (University) in Lebanon. Between 2008 to 2011, he was teaching philosophy to the preparatory classes at Stanislas College in Paris. Paul Dawalibi has also served as the Director of a prevention center for persons in situations of delinquency and prostitution  at Aux Captifs, La Liberation Association, Paris. His research has ranged over phenomenology, psychic and existential...

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 Dr., MD. Hillel D. Braude 
Dr. Hillel D.Braude
Hillel D. Braude is a philosopher of medicine and medical ethicist. Dr. Braude studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Medical School and has practiced medicine in  South Africa and the United Kingdom. He completed a PhD in history and philosophy of medicine, the biological sciences and bioethics with the Committee for the History of Thought at the University of Chicago, graduating cum laude. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Braude completed a training Fellowship at the...

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 Prof. Kenneth Craig 
Prof. Ken Craig
Prof. Kenneth Craig’s research focuses upon pain assessment, nonverbal communication, socialization of individual differences in pain experience and expression, social parameters of care delivery and pain in infants, children and people with communication limitations. This is published in better than 200 articles in scholarly journals, volumes and books. His current research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research...

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 Prof. Onno van der Hart 
Prof. Onno Van Der Hart,
Onno van der Hart, PhD, is a psychologist, adult psychotherapist, trained family therapist and researcher. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and a psychologist/psychotherapist at the Sinai Center for Mental Health, Amstelveen. He is a clinical consultant of the Center for Post-trauma Therapy and Trauma Education, Helsinki and Oulu, Finland. Until recently he...

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 Dr. Serge Marchand 
Dr.-Serge-Marchand
Dr. Serge Marchand, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine at the Univ. de Sherbrooke, directing the pain research labs at the Research Center of the Sherbrooke University hospital. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the Université de Montréal in 1992 and then after completed his post-doctoral training in neuroanatomy at the University of California, San Francisco in 1994. He is the author of several articles and book chapters in the field of pain mechanisms and treatment and is...

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 Dr. Marijke Boucherie 
Dr.Marijke Boucherie
Marijke Boucherie was assistant professor at the University of Lisbon until 2010 and is member of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES). Her field of research is English and Canadian Literature and in particular “nonsense verse” (MA thesis 1985) or “light verse” (PhD thesis 1993). She integrates the Programme on Narrative and Medecine coordinated by Isabel Fernandes. Dr. Boucherie asks questions about the universality of forms of non verbal...

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 Marina Nemat 
Marina Nemat
Marina Nemat was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, was published in Canada by Penguin Canada in April 2007, has been published in 28 other countries, and has been an...

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 Cecilia Beecher Martins 
Cecilia Beecher Martins
Cecilia Beecher Martins is English Language Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon and Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Novas Profissões, Lisbon. She is also a member of the American Studies Researcher Group at ULICES (University of Lisbon Center for English Studies) and involved in the Narrative and Medicine Research Project there. Her main research interests are film studies, psychoanalytical literary & film criticism and narrative medicine. She has...

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 Prof. Esther Cohen 
Prof. Esther Cohen
of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, and of the National Center for the Humanities, RTC, NC, USA. She has also headed a three years' research team at the Scholion Interdisciplinary Center at the Hebrew University on “Knowledge and Pain.” Book Project: Does emotional pain express itself through the body? {Co-writing with Prof. Gillian...

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 Prof. Gillian Bendelow 
Prof.Gillian Bendelow
Before entering higher education as a mature student, Gillian Bendelow worked in London's East End as a ward sister and community psychiatric nurse. Gillian has made research contributions to the fields of chronic pain and ‘contested’ illness conditions; mental health and emotional wellbeing; health promotion and lay concepts of health and illness. Core aspects of her substantive interests in pain, emotion and embodiment overlap with other areas of social science, medicine and...

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 Prof. Joanna Bourke 
Prof.-Joanna-Bourke
Joanna Bourke is a Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the prize-winning author of eleven books, including histories on modern warfare, military medicine, psychology and psychiatry, the emotions and rape. Among others, she is the author of Dismembering the Male: Men’s Bodies, Britain, and the Great War (1996), An Intimate History of Killing (1999), Fear: A Cultural History (2005) and Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (2007). Her book,...

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 Sascha Benjamin Fink 
Sascha Benjamin Fink
Sascha Benjamin Fink is currently writing his PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück. After working as a nurse in a cancer ward, he studied philosophy, history of art, japanology, and biology at the University of Mainz, Tokyo's Nihon University, and the Australia National University. He was awarded scholarships by the German National Academic Foundation and the Lichtenberg Society, and is a proud member of the young researchers network for philosophy of mind...

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 Sik Hin Hung 
Sik Hin Hung
Sik Hin Hung is the Director and one of the Founding Fellows of the Centre of Buddhist Studies of the University of Hong Kong where he currently teaches as an Assistant Professor. His areas of research and specialty include Buddhist Education, Education of Traditional Chinese Value, Meditation, Awareness and Mindfulness based Psychotherapeutic Intervention and History of the Development of Buddhism in Hong Kong. He has published many books and articles on Buddhist Education,...

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