Susan Blackmore Novmber 2020


A psychologist, lecturer and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences, and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.

Follow me on Facebook and Psychology Today. Read my Guardian articles 

All my work is available here in publications or on and ResearchGate

You can find out more about me here: Who am I? or view my CV

You can see my forthcoming events and contact me here

You might like to know:


Read the latest on my Facebook
My Blog Psychology Today – Letting go is hard

Chapter contribution to new book “Buddha Life, Zenful Life” by Nicolae Tanase. 2020

Chapter contribution to new book “Shaping Psychology“, by Tomasz Witkowski. 2020

The Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2020. Read about Tucson 2020, including a link to a 5 minute video I made to launch the discussion about Psychedelics.

‘HowTheLightGetsIn’, The consciousness debate, ‘Miracle of Mind’ May 2020

My interview about people coping during lock-down in LA NACIÓN, the oldest and most influential Argentine national newspaper. May 2020

For ZDF Germany: I was interviewed for this film, Blick in die Ewigkeit? Der Tod und das Danach. (on the subject of Life After Death). My interview starts at 17:40. Released 13.04.2020


TED Talk

My TED talk (in 23 languages). Also on Memes & Tremes  “Dangerous Memes” & New Scientist: Evolution’s third replicator: Genes, memes, and now what?

Three new books published in 2017/18



Old things I still like

‘Close Encounters’, A BBC documentary about alien abductions that I presented back in 1994 – recently made available on YouTube.

BBC Radio 4 “A Place of Silence”, recorded in 1998. A half-hour documentary about the Maenllwyd retreat in rural Wales.

Castaway on Desert Island Discs BBC Radio 4, 3.5.98 and 8.5.98.

The third eye? Cover illustration The Skeptic, Vol 26 No.2, 2016





The British Humanist Association, BHA, asked ‘What’s it all for?’ This is my answer.



Skeptic Trumps – See the full deck here.

I am listed in: 100 Global Minds: 2015 and 30 most influential psychologists (25).

My Books

  • VSI Consciousness


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.

You can read about Emily and her anorexia in the Mail, on ABC News, in her blog, and in mine at CiF.


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.

My ORCID iD (a permanent researcher identifier that helps make research activity more traceable) ORCID Logo ID

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.