I am a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Derby. I teach on a variety of modules, specifically on statistics and research methods, and on parapsychology and anomalistic psychology.
I graduated from Coventry University in 2000 with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology. In 2001, I graduated with a M.Sc. by Research in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 with a PhD in Psychology. My thesis was entitled "The Electrophysiological Processing of Remote Staring Detection."
During my PhD I used several measures of electrophysiological functioning, including; skin conductance (SC), event-related potentials (ERPs), global field power (GFP), Fast-Fourier Transforms (FFTs), partial least squares (PLS) and event-related band-power (ERBP). I also examined belief and experiences of remote staring detection using a variety of questionnaires in two large-scale surveys.
I have worked as a Research Assistant on several projects, and presented guest lectures at a number of different Universities. I am a Chartered Psychologist and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a full member of the Parapsychological Association (PA), a member of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN), and a member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR). I am a former Editor of the European Journal of Parapsychology, I am a reviewer for the International Journal of Parapsychology (IJP), the Journal of Parapsychology (JP), the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (JSPR), the Journal of Consciousness Studies (JCS), and Cognitive Processing (CogPro). I have been on the conference committee (and one of the reviewers) for the annual convention of the Parapsychological Association (PA) for several years. I have acted as an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Rapporteur.
Read my guide on "Becoming a Parapsychologist". I wrote this to try and advise some of the students who contact me asking about this complex issue.