EURIDOL welcomed Dr Judith NICOGOSSIAN for a conference on Anthropological aspects of Pain!
Her lecture took place on Thursday, March 24th from 4pm to 6pm, in the seminar room at INCI (8 allée du Général Rouvillois, 67000 Strasbourg).
Dr Judith Nicogossian is a linguist and anthropobiologist specialised in health. She has been a consultant for 10 years, applying anthropological theories and practices to the needs of private sector organisations through the design and direction of studies. Results are disseminated to experts and the general public through various media, columns, seminars, conferences, hackathons, serious games and scientific publications. She is also President of the French Association of Anthropology - Grenoble School.
The approach to pain is multidisciplinary because physiological causality alone cannot account for the complexity of a human’s relationship with his/her pain, raising questions of anthropology. As the scientific director of a start-up company specialised in pain management, and having directed studies for health industry companies to take into account patients' feelings of pain and suffering in the management of their illnesses; and as a lecturer on subjects related to pain management, she presented her field of expertise in understanding pain.