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Professor and Director of the Stoneygate Centre for Excellence in Empathic Healthcare, University of Leicester

Dr. Jeremy Howick has conducted groundbreaking studies about placebos, why we need unbiased experiments, and the evidence for self-healing and empathy.

He has degrees from Dartmouth College, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford, and over 100 academic publications in top journals including the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet. His research extends beyond academia and has influenced policy (he has collaborated with the National Institutes of Health in the United States, the National Institutes of Health Research in the United Kingdom, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research). He is also an experienced science communicator and he features frequently in the media, including BBC News, Channel 5 (UK), ITV, and many others. He appears regularly on the radio and television, and is an evidence expert for His latest book Doctor You explains these things in an understandable way (


  • –present
    Senior Researcher: placebo effects, epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, University of Oxford
  • 2022–present
    Professor of Empathic Healthcare, University of Leicester
  • –present
    Senior Researcher, Cardiff University


  • 2008 
    London School of Economics, Philosophy of Medicine
  • 1996 
    University of Oxford, Diploma in Social Studies
  • 1992 
    Dartmouth College , BA Engineering


PhD, MSc, BA