Dr Phil Parker interviews Prof Irving Kirsch. Very few researchers know more about placebo studies than the self-effacing and incredibly knowledgable Prof Irving Kirsch. Discover how his pioneering work in the 70s has shaped the scientific interest in how the mind and body interact. Author of pivotal studies on depression, pain, non-deceptive placebos and much more. Also, true fact- he was Grammy nominee for a best selling comedy album in the 1970s…should be fun

Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and a lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also professor emeritus of psychology at the Universities of Hull and Plymouth in the UK, and the University of Connecticut in the  USA.