Charlotte Blease, Ph.D., is a philosopher of medicine and cognitive scientist. She is Research Fellow at the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, and Research Affiliate at the Program in Placebo Studies, Harvard Medical School. Charlotte is a founding and steering group member of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies.
John M. Kelley, Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Program in Placebo Studies & the Therapeutic Encounter, Professor of Psychology at Endicott College, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also maintains a private practice in general psychotherapy. John is President of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies.
Gillian Proctor, D.Clin.Psych., is a Lecturer in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. She has over 22 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist for the NHS. Among Gillian's numerous publications is a book on Values and Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Brendan Rooney, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology at University College Dublin. Brendan has strong interests in research design, methods, and analysis (as well as in cognitive and emotional engagement in media).