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Stefanie Meeuwis


Dr. S.H. Meeuwis
+31 71 527 2727

Short CV

Stefanie Meeuwis is a postdoctoral researcher at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology Unit at Leiden University’s Institute of Psychology.
Stefanie completed her PhD in the ERC project ‘Empowering expectations for health and disease: Training the immune and endocrine system’ of Andrea Evers. Her research focuses on pharmacological conditioning of immune responses in itch. Moreover, she studies on placebo and nocebo effects elicited through verbal suggestions and expectancy in itch.
At the moment, Stefanie is involved in several research projects focusing on placebo and nocebo effects in itch and pain.


  • PhD dissertation ‘Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Itch: From Conditioning to Psychophysiological Effects’, Leiden University
  • Master in Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, 2013


  • Supervision of Bachelor thesis students
  • Supervision of internal and external master theses and research internships

Awards and Grants

  • Aspasia sub-grant for grant proposal writing, awarded by the Executive Board of the Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, 2020
  • Travel grant for the 10th World Congress on Itch, awarded by IFSI | awarded 2019
  • ‘Best early career oral presentation’, ESDaP Congress, Gieẞen, Germany | awarded 2019
  • Citation poster: presentation in session for ‘best conference abstracts’, APS annual meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, USA | awarded 2018
  • ‘Best poster presentation at the annual ARPH conference | nominated 2018
  • Travel grant for the 9th World Congress on Itch, awarded by IFSI | awarded 2017

Research Gate   


  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden



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