Parapsychology Research and Education in the UK by Chris Roe

Parapsychology Foundation International Affiliate for England, Dr. Chris Roe starts by discussing the importance of the legacy of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, with a significant number of active researchers based in university departments who are able to trace their ‘lineage’ back to the groundbreaking work of John Beloff and Bob Morris at the University of Edinburgh.

He will also give a geographical survey of active research centres in the UK and give a flavour of the research interests of each group, as well as noting any opportunities they provide for education and training in parapsychology and related disciplines.

The session is moderated by Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, PF Research Fellow.

Chris Roe is Professor of psychology at the University of Northampton. He is Research Leader for the Psychology Division and Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes. He is President of the Parapsychological Association, Chairman of the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section, a Council Member of the Society for Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He edits the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. His research interests are around understanding the nature of anomalous experiences and includes research on the phenomenology of paranormal experience, particularly as it affects wellbeing, the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception, as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors. Recent research has been concerned with unconscious measures of psi and predicting performance using a composite personality measure called ‘lability’. He has published over 80 journal papers and book chapters and given over 100 invited and conference presentations.

Published on April 13, 2016