Dr. Susan Blackmore
Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer and lecturer, broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth, UK.
She has a degree in Psychology and Physiology from Oxford University (1973) an MSc and a PhD in Parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980).
Her research interests include memes and evolutionary theory, consciousness, NDEs, OBEs, free will, lucid dreams, sleep paralysis, drugs, psychedelics, spirituality and meditation. She has written over fifteen books, more than sixty academic papers and articles for many magazines and newspapers. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug legalization and plays in her village samba band, Crooked Tempo. She no longer works on the paranormal.
Sue is probably best known for writing The Meme Machine (1999) and the textbook Consciousness: An Introduction (3rd Edition, 2018). Her most recent books are Seeing Myself: What Out-of-body Experiences Tell Us About Life, Death & the Mind (2017), and Consciousness: An Introduction (4th Edition due 2024, with Emily Troscianko). Her work has been translated into more than 20 other languages.
A full list of all Sue’s books
A full list of all publications and articles is available on Susan’s web site.
Find Quotes on Goodreads
Memetics UK Website (Maintained by Susan Blackmore)
Citations on Google Scholar
Read Susan’s work on Academia
You can also find out more about Susan from various interviews.
If this is too much, try a shorter version of her bio.
why Sue gave up parapsychology – “Into the unknown”
why Sue left her job – “Leaving”
what it’s like writing a textbook on consciousness – “Conscious effort”
and why Sue supports the legalization of drugs.