Dr Susan Jane Blackmore
Born: 29 July 1951, London
BA Hons in Psychology and Physiology, University of Oxford, St Hilda’s College, 1973
MSc in Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey, 1974
Thesis entitled “The after-effects of stressful noise”
PhD in Parapsychology, University of Surrey, 1980
Thesis entitled “Extrasensory Perception as a Cognitive Process”
Married Adam Hart-Davis, 19 June 2010
2009 – Visiting Professor, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth
2001-2009 Visiting Lecturer, University of the West of England, Bristol.
1998 – 2001 Reader in Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol.
1992 – 1998 Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol.
1988-1991 Part-time lecturer, University of Bristol, Course Organizer, Third Year Option “The Psychology of Consciousness”
1990-1991 Part-time Lecturer, University of Bath, Department Social Sciences.
Lecturer, University of Bristol, Department of Psychology.
1989-1990 Tutor, Behavioural Sciences Course, Department of Mental Health,
University of Bristol.
1980-1988 Visiting Research Fellow, Brain and Perception Laboratory, The Medical School, University of Bristol.
1980 Temporary Research Fellow, Parapsychology Laboratory, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1975-1980 Associate Lecturer, Department of General Studies, University of Surrey,
Course Organizer, Yr 2 Option, Parapsychology
1977-1978 Lecturer (part time), Department of Architecture, Thames Polytechnic
1974-1978 Lecturer (part time), Department of Architecture, North East London Polytechnic.
A Fellow of the GWUP (German Skeptics Organisation – Society for the Scientific Investigation of Parasciences) (from May 2018)
Advisory Board, Wasiwaska, The Research Centre for the Study of psychointegrator plants, visionary art and consciousness (from April 2016)
Honorary Member of Population Matters (from September 2014)
Advisory Board, Brain Preservation Society, (from July 2014)
Editorial Advisory Board, UK Sceptic Magazine, (from April 2009)
Honorary Associate, Humanist Academy of Scotland (from July 2007)
Advisory Board, Center for Inquiry, London, (from April 2007)
Patron, British Humanist Association, (‘Distinguished Supporter’ from March 2006 – title changed to patron 2015)
Editorial Board, Science and Consciousness Review (from January 2006)
Advisory board, Center for Naturalism (from June 2005)
Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion, CSER, Fellow, (from December 2003)
Advisory Board, Journal of Memetics (from 2001)
Patron of Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Advisory Board, Western Ch’an Fellowship (1997-2005)
The Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health, Fellow, (from May 2003)
National Advisory Board, Council for Media Integrity on Science and the Paranormal (from June 1996)
Centre for Scientific Anomalies Research (Senior Research Consultant)
University of Bristol, Centre for Buddhist Studies (Affiliated Member)
Association for the Study of Anomalous Phenomena (Consultant)
International Association for Near Death Studies (Member of Advisory Board)
UK Skeptics (Fellow)
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (Fellow, and Member of Executive Committee until 1996) Note, the name was changed in 2006 toCSI Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
British Psychological Society, Member of Working Party on Subliminal Perception
Society for Psychical Research (Member of Research Committee and Council member until 1996)
School Governor, High Littleton VC Primary School, 1988-1992
External Examiner for PhD:
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Department of Psychology, 2012
University of East Anglia, School of Economic and Social Sciences. 2002
University of Hertfordshire, Department of Psychology. 1998
University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychology. 1995
Distinguished Skeptics Award, May 1991, Berkeley, California.
Alexander Imich Essay Prize, 1991
New Scientist Sheldrake Competition, 1982
|Editor: Society for Psychical Research Newsletter|
|1982-1985||Correspondence Editor: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research|
|1997-2001||Editorial Board, Journal of Memetics (electronic journal).|
|1998-||Consulting Editor, Skeptical Inquirer|
Memetics, imitation, evolutionary theory, consciousness, meditation.
Since 2001 I am no longer doing research on out-of-body and near-death experiences, parapsychology, and alien abductions.
|1995-2000||Perrott-Warrick Project||“Reality and Imagination: Psi at the Interface”|
|1992||Society for Psychical Research||For research on Tarot readers|
|1991||Bristol and Weston Health Authority||Survivors of cardiac arrest|
|1989||Society for Psychical Research||ESP in twins|
|1985||Parapsychology Foundation||Out-of-body experiences|
|1984||Society for Psychical Research||Out-of-body experiences|
Refereeing for journals including
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
British Journal of Psychology
European Journal of Parapsychology
Exceptional Human Experience
Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research
Journal of Intelligent Systems
Journal of Mental Imagery
Journal of Parapsychology
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research
Personality and Individual Differences
Proceedings of the Royal Society. B. Biological Sciences
Psychological Reports/Perceptual and Motor Skills
Social Science and Medicine
Refereeing for book publishers including
Element Books, Shaftesbury
Harper and Row, London
Oxford University Press, Oxford
Oxford University Press, New York