Stefanie Meeuwis, PhD, is a psychologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Jagiellonian University and a member of the Pain Research Group. Her academic interests include the psychoneurobiology of somatic conditions and symptoms such as pain and itch, in particular the mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects. Currently, she is conducting studies on the effects of observational learning on the experience of pain. Between 2014 and 2021 she worked at Leiden University, where she studied the effects of pharmacological conditioning and placebo and nocebo effect induction by verbal suggestions on itch and immune functioning. She co-organized the second official international conference of the society for interdisciplinary placebo studies (SIPS) and currently is a board member of the Young Investigators Council of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI). In her free time, she enjoys doing sports, such as horseback riding, swimming and hiking. She also enjoys travelling, reading and drawing.