Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Lene Vase

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Born 4th September 1974

 

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences,

Bartholins Allé 9, DK-8000 Aarhus C

(+45) 871 65828

lenevase@psy.au.dk

 

Education

2018       MDSc, Health, Aarhus University

2006        PhD, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, AU

2002        MSc (psychology), Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, AU

 

Academic positions

2002-2003     Research assistant, Veterans Administration Hospital, University of Florida, USA

2005-2006     Post Doc, Danish Pain Research Center, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU

2006-2010     Assistant professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, AU

2010-2012     Associate professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, AU

2012              Professor with Special Responsibilities, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, AU

                      Maternity leaves during the period: 2006, 2010, 2015

 

Assignments

2016        Associate Editor, PAIN     

2015        Steering committee member, Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SiPS)                          

2013        Ad hoc reviewer for The Norwegian Research Council             

 

Research areas

Neuro science

Experimental psychology

Alternative treatment

Biological psychology

Clinical psychology - adults

Patient-healthcare provider relationship

 

Current research

Placebo and nocebo effects

Pain catastrophizing and causality

Cognitive deterioration (Alzheimer's disease), emotions and genetics

- these elements are investigated in relation to experimental, acute and chronic pain - especially neuropathic pain conditions

 

Research collaborators

Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen, Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Peter Svensson, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Peter Vuust, Music in the Brain, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Asbjørn Drewes, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

Professor Donald D. Price, University of Florida, USA

Professor Fabrizio Benedetti, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy

Professor Andrew Rice, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK

 

Reviewing and assignments

2016                     Associate Editor, PAIN                     

2015                     Steering committee member, Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SiPS)             

2013                     Ad hoc reviewer for The Norwegian Research Council

 

Grants & Awards

Obtained Grants

International Network Programme. Danish Agency for Science, Techonology and Innovation.

Endometriose foreningen and Trygfonden. Supervisor

Fonden for Neurologisk Forskning

EU-COST Action ”Pain and Dementia”

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project EUROPAIN

The Investment Capital of University Research (UNIK: UNiversitetsforskningens InvesteringsKapital)

The Danish Council for Medical Science

Knowledge and Research Center for Alternative Medicine (ViFAB)

The Danish Council for Technology and Innovation, Denmark

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) USA, RO1.

Awards

2010        The Faculty of Social Science's "Young Researcher Award 2010", Aarhus University

2001        Research Travel Award, University of Florida, USA

 

Visiting researcher

Professor Irving Kirsch, Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter. Harvard Medical School, USA (4 months during 2017)

Professor Ted J Kaptchuk, Osher Research Center and Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, USA (1 week in 2012)

Professor Nobuari Takakura, Hanada College, Tokyo, Japan (2 weeks in 2011)

Professor Irene Tracey, Pain Centre and FMRIB, Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (1 week in 2008)

Professor Fabrizio Benedetti, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy (6 months during the period 2008-09)

Professor Donald D. Price, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, USA (2½ years during the period of 2000-03)

 

Teaching

A series of lectures on psychological neuroscience at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University

Supervision of bachelor, master, research year and PhD students

Teaching at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, as well as at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

 

Selected publications

Kjær SW, Rice ASC, Wartolowska K, Vase L. Neuromodulation: more than a placebo effect?. Pain. 2020;161(3):491-495. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001727

Hall KT, Vase L, Tobias DK, et al. Historical Controls in Randomized Clinical Trials: Opportunities and Challenges [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 30]. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020;10.1002/cpt.1970. doi:10.1002/cpt.1970

Vase L. Can Insights From Placebo and Nocebo Mechanism Studies Help Improve Randomized Controlled Trials?. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2019;106(6):1169-1171.

Skyt I, Lunde SJ, Baastrup C, Svensson P, Jensen TS, Vase L. Neurotransmitter systems involved in placebo and nocebo effects in healthy participants and patients with chronic pain: a systematic review. Pain. 2020;161(1):11-23.

Lunde SJ, Vuust P, Garza-Villarreal EA, Vase L. Music-induced analgesia: how does music relieve pain?. Pain. 2019;160(5):989-993.

Vase L, Baad-Hansen L, Pigg M. How May Placebo Mechanisms Influence Orofacial Neuropathic Pain?. J Dent Res. 2019;98(8):861-869.

Geers AL, Close S, Caplandies FC, et al Vase L. Testing a positive-affect induction to reduce verbally induced nocebo hyperalgesia in an experimental pain paradigm. Pain. 2019;160(10):2290-2297.

Vase L, Wartolowska K. Pain, placebo, and test of treatment efficacy: a narrative review. Br J Anaesth. 2019;123(2):e254-e262.

Geers AL, Close S, Caplandies FC, Vase L. A Positive Mood Induction for Reducing the Formation of Nocebo Effects from Side Effect Information. Ann Behav Med. 2019;53(11):999-1008.

Vase L. Er placebokontrol af operationer kontroversielt eller essentielt?. Ugeskr Laeger. 2019;181(16):V70470.