Le Pub Home Brew - Where science takes a drink and people come to think
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About The Event
Philosopher Julian Kiverstein - Senior Researcher (Universiteit van Amsterdam) and Mick Thacker - Professor at London Southbank University, will sit down in a special LIVE RECORDING of Philosophers chatting with Clinicians for this unique Le Pub edition.
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About the speakers:
Julian received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. He went on to take up a postdoctoral research position as part of a European research project investigating consciousness.
From 2011-2016 he was assistant professor in Neurophilosophy at the University of Amsterdam, which was what brought him and his family to the Netherlands.
Since May 2016 he has been working as senior researcher at the Academic Medical Centre working as part of a team of philosophers funded by the European Research Council. The project investigates among other things, the effects of deep brain stimulation on the subjective experience of patients being treated for obsessive compulsive disorder.
His research interests and publications cover a wide range of areas in the philosophy of mind and cognition, and in phenomenology and existentialism.
To find out more please visit his website:
Mick is currently Professor at London Southbank University and has been working towards his second PhD under the eminent Philosopher and Cognitive Scientist Prof Andy Clark on biologising the predictive processing model for pain.
But, Mick is first and foremost a Physiotherapist. His ultimate motivation is to better understand the symptoms of the patients and to help the clinicians working with them.
He trained as a Physiotherapist at West Middlesex University Hospital and progressed quickly to the role of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist across multiple sites in London. He completed his PhD at King’s College, which began under Pat Wall and ended under Steve McMahon, and CCL2 as an important mediator into the production of neuropathic pain. He has lectured all over the world, and led the world renowned Pain Science and Society at MSc at Kings’ College London for several years.
Mick’s current research has several strands including; neuroimaging, computational neuroscience and both clinical trials and experimental pain research. He is involved in several art based projects focusing on pain. He has experience of both quantitative and qualitative methods and their application to clinical practice.
Mick can be found on twitter @dibbygibby