A psychologist, lecturer and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences, and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.
I am currently taking a break from all work including lectures, media and most email, due to chronic fatigue. I hope to be back to work, gradually, in October or November 2019.
You might like to know:
My new series of Blogs on Psychology Today – OBEs
Blackmore, S. and Troscianko, E.T. 2019 Out with Folk Psychology, In with What? Review of The Mind Is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain by Nick Chater, The American Journal of Psychology Vol. 132:3, 369-374
Consciousness: An Introduction 3rd Edition. Winner of Routledge award for “Revised Textbook 2018”
Is human consciousness unique? I’ve new article in Scientific American’s Special September Issue: ‘The Science of Being Human’. Mine is “The hardest problem: Decoding the puzzle of human consciousness”
My discussion with Jordan Peterson on Premier Christian Radio, part of The Big Conversation video series from Unbelievable? “Do we need God to make sense of life?”. 8 June 2018
Featured in 100 Global Minds: The Most Daring Cross-Disciplinary Thinkers in the World by
My TED talk (with subtitles available in 23 languages). To find out more about Memes and Tremes see “Dangerous Memes” and my feature article in the New Scientist: Evolution’s third replicator: Genes, memes, and now what?
‘Close Encounters’, A BBC documentary about alien abductions that I presented back in 1994 – recently made available on YouTube.
Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98.
My husband, Adam Hart Davis.
My daughter Emily Troscianko, Research Associate at University of Oxford.
My son Jolyon Troscianko, who drew the pictures for my books Consciousness, VSI, and ConCon.
Their father, the late Tom Troscianko.
I am currently taking an extended sabbatical from all work including lectures, media and email. I should be back to work in June/July 2019.
For any urgent work-related requests please see my contact page.
You can get married in our house – find out more about our Green Weddings
I am an Honorary Member of Population Matters
Patron of Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Patron of the British Humanist Association
Ally of Naturalism, Enthusiastic Bright
Distinguished Supporter of Atheism
Supporter of Pipedown
I am on the Advisory Board, Brain Preservation Society.
I am a Fellow of the GWUP (German Skeptics Organisation – Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences)
I am on Facebook this is my official page, there are other pages about me on Facebook but they are nothing to do with me.
I have left LinkedIn because of the large number of requests from people I do not know.
I am not on Twitter.