Jay Olson, PhD is an interdisciplinary researcher studying a range of topics across psychology and medicine (academic CV, Google Scholar):

Placebos:
Leveraging factors known to boost placebo effects may produce viable treatments for disorders (CBC, YouTube). People can experience alterations in consciousness after consuming a placebo psychedelic drug (PDF, Vice, YouTube) and can feel that they are losing control over their thoughts when placed in an elaborate “placebo machine”.
Sleep:
Light exposure at the right times can reduce jet lag (Scientific American, NBC) and may also reduce fatigue and work errors in night shift workers.
Creativity:
Simply naming unrelated words can measure verbal creativity (Divergent Association Task, CNN).
Magic:
Principles of performance magic can be used to improve deception in studies (PDF), influence decisions without awareness (CBC), or make people more open to opposing political views (Fast Company, YouTube).
Smartphones:
Smartphone addiction is increasing across the world, but a simple ten-step behavioural intervention can reduce it.
Jay recently wrote a book called Million Dollar PhD on effective graduate funding in Canada. He also works as a consultant to apply behavioural research for companies such as Goldman Sachs and the National Institute of Sports.