Doug Hardman

Dr Doug Hardman

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Poole House P328, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Faculty of Science & Technology. Prior to joining Bournemouth University, I completed a PhD at the University of Southampton exploring the placebo effect in general practice medicine.


My research is interdisciplinary, with three main strands: (i) the psychology and philosophy of medicine, (ii) naturally situated cognition, and (iii) the philosophy of cognitive science.

Methodologically, I specialise in ethnography and investigative ordinary language philosophy.


Journal Articles



  • Hardman, D. and Bishop, F.L., 2018. The importance of logic when choosing how to approach a systematic review: Lessons from a meta-ethnography of how healthcare professionals and patients understand placebos and their effects in primary care. Sage.