Dr. Susan Blackmore
Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer, broadcaster, and 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, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug legalization and plays in her village samba band, Crooked Tempo. She no longer works on the paranormal.
Sue Blackmore writes for several magazines and newspapers, blogs for Psychology Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over fifteen books, sixty academic articles, about eighty book contributions, and many book reviews.
Her other books include Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In Search of the Light (autobiography, 1996),Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997), The Meme Machine (1999), Conversations on Consciousness (2005), Zen and the Art of Consciousness (2011) and Consciousness: An Introduction (a textbook, new editions 2010, 2011 and 2018). Her work has been translated into more than 20 other languages.
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A full list of all publications is available on Susan’s web site.
You can also find out more about Susan from various interviews.
or read someone else’s (rather glowing) review on Psych Web
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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.
“Ally of Naturalism“
An “Enthusiastic Bright“
a Distinguished Supporter of Atheism
A Fellow of the GWUP (German Skeptics Organisation – Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences)
Supporter of Pipedown – to reduce unwanted music!