Dr Matthew Coleshill
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Matthew Coleshill

PhD (Psychology)

University of Hull, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

University of Hull, United Kingdom

Medicine & Health
The Black Dog Institute

My main research interests are the placebo and nocebo effects, particularly their influence on, and relationship to, treatment efficacy. Beyond this, I also have an interest in the variety of factors that contribute to the poor management of gout, particularly the relationship between illness perceptions and treatment adherence. At the moment I am working on the GAPP Trial, a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of a mobile application designed for people with gout in improving adherence to urate-lowering therapy.

St Vincent's Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Sydney Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Therapeutics Centre, Level 2 Xavier Building St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Darlinghurst NSW 2010



2017       Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies Travel Award (€300 EUR)

2016       Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant ($1000 AUD)

2013       Experimental Psychology Society Grindley Grant (£500 GBP)

2011       University of Hull 80th Anniversary PhD Scholarship

Coleshill MJ; Aung E; Nguyen AD; Stocker SL; Baysari MT; Kamel B; Schulz M; McLachlan AJ; Day RO, 2019, 'Improving adherence to urate-lowering therapy in people living with gout', International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 22, pp. 542 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.13566, ROS ID: 1440067

Day RO; Lau W; Stocker SL; Aung E; Coleshill MJ; Schulz M; Bechara J; Carland JE; Graham GG; Williams KM; McLachlan AJ, 2019, 'Management of gout in older people', Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, vol. 49, pp. 90 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr.1511, ROS ID: 1418110

Coleshill MJ; Sharpe L; Colloca L; Zachariae R; Colagiuri B, 2018, 'Placebo and Active Treatment Additivity in Placebo Analgesia: Research to Date and Future Directions', International Review of Neurobiology, vol. 139, pp. 407 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2018.07.021, ROS ID: 1371886

Coleshill MJ; George DN; Mazzoni G, 2017, 'Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand', Journal of Pain, vol. 18, pp. 1067 - 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.004, ROS ID: 1383219

My Research Supervision

Medication adherence in people living with gout

Cultural perceptions of gout