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Prof. Chris Roe

  • Job title: Professor in Psychology
  • Department: Psychology

General information

Chris is a Senior Lecturer who teaches on the undergraduate modules PSY3007: Parapsychology and the psychology of anomalous experience, PSY2005: Research methods and data analysis, and PSY2003: Independent practical work and contributes to MSc modules PSYM021: Neuroscience and Consciousness, PSYM029: Spirituality and Health, and PSYM013: Analysing and Reporting Quantitative Research.

His research interest are around understanding the nature of anomalous experiences and includes research on the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception and the phenomenology of paranormal experience as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors. Recent research has been concerned with unconscious measures of psi and predicting performance using a composite personality measure called 'lability'.

Chris is a Board member of the Parapsychological Association, a Council Member of the Society for Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He edits the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and is on the Editorial Board for the European Journal of Parapsychology.

Publications

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2016

  1. Saunders, D., Roe, C. A., Smith, G. D. and Clegg, H. (2016) Lucid dreaming incidence: a quality effects meta-analysis of 50 years of research. Consciousness and Cognition. 43, pp. 197-215. 1053-8100.
  2. Roxburgh, E. C., Ridgway, S. and Roe, C. A. (2016) Synchronicity in the therapeutic setting: a survey of practitioners. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16(1), pp. 44-53. 1473-3145.
  3. Hitchman, G. A., Pfeuffer, C. U., Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2016) The effects of experimenter-participant interaction qualities in a goal-oriented nonintentional precognition task. Journal of Parapsychology. 80(1), pp. 45-69. 0022-3387.

2015

  1. King, L., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) A transpersonal exploration of epilepsy & its numinous, cosmic states. Paper presented to: Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPag) Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, 22-24 July 2015. (Unpublished)
  2. Cooper, C. E., Roe, C. A. and Mitchell, G. (2015) Anomalous experiences and the bereavement process. In: Cattoi, T. and Moreman, C. M. (eds.) Death, Dying, and Mysticism: the Ecstasy of the End. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. pp. 117-131.
  3. Dieppe, P., Roe, C. A. and Warber, S. L. (2015) Caring and healing in health care: the evidence base. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52(10), pp. 1539-1541. 0020-7489.
  4. Roe, C. A. (2015) Die Erforschung anomalistischer Träume = Anomalistic dreams. In: Mayer, G., Schetsche, M., Schmied-Knittel, I. and Vaitl , D. (eds.) An den Genzen der Ekenntnis: Handbuch der wissenschaftlichen Anomalistik. Stuttgart: Schattauer. pp. 137-150.
  5. Sheffield, K., Smith, G. D., Roe, C. A. and Gordon-Finlayson, A. (2015) Exploring the effects of loving kindness meditation over a 25 day period. Paper presented to: 19th Annual Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 18-20 September 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Roxburgh, E. C., Ridgway, S. and Roe, C. A. (2015) Exploring the meaning in meaningful coincidences: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling. 17(2), pp. 144-161. 1364-2537.
  7. Morris, P. E., Fritz, C. O., Smith, G., Cherchar, A., Crockett, R. G. M., Roe, C. A., Collings, R., Hill, K. M., Saunders, D., Anderson, M. and Atkinson, L. (2015) In defence of inferential statistics. The Psychologist. 28(5), pp. 338-339. 0952-8229.
  8. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Investigating pagan healing spells. Symposium presented to: 30th Annual Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Postgraduate Student Conference, University of Glasgow, UK, 22-24 July 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Dieppe, P. and Roe, C. A. (2015) Is healing an option to aid sustainable healthcare futures? Journal of Holistic Healthcare. 12(1), pp. 22-25. 1743-9493.
  10. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Magical flow: comparing the flow experience to the ASC of pagan magical ritual work. Poster presented to: The University of Northampton Graduate School Poster Competition, Northampton, UK, 19 May 2015. (Unpublished)
  11. Roe, C. A., Sonnex, C. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Noncontact healing: What does the research tell us? European Journal of Integral Medicine. 7(6), p. 687. 1876-3820.
  12. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Noncontact healing: what does the research tell us? Poster presented to: Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Strategic Direction and Development (CAMSTRAND) 2015 Conference, London, UK, 09-10 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  13. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Testing the pagan prescription: using a randomised controlled trial to investigate pagan spell casting as form of distant healing. Paper presented to: 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association and the 39th Society for Psychical Research International Annual Conference, University of Greenwich, London, 16-19 July 2015. (Unpublished)
  14. King, L., Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2015) The dreamy state: an autoethnography of spiritual meaning in epilepsy. Paper presented to: 2nd British Auto-ethnography Conference: Auto-ethnography: Reading the Body and Writing the Self, Aberdeen University, 30-31 October 2015. (Unpublished)
  15. Hitchman, G. A., Sherwood, S. J. and Roe, C. A. (2015) The influence of latent inhibition on performance at a non-intentional precognition task. Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing. 11(2), pp. 118-126. 1550-8307.
  16. Hitchman, G. A., Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2015) The relationship between lability and performance at intentional and non-intentional versions of an implicit PMIR-type psi task. Journal of Parapsychology. 79(1), pp. 65-86. 0022-3387.
  17. Roe, C. A., Sonnex, C. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2015) Two meta-analyses of noncontact healing studies. Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing. 11(1), pp. 11-23. 1550-8307.
  18. Smith, L.-A., Ryan, J., Roe, C. A. and Cooper, C. E. (2015) “It happens too frequently for me to be kind of coincidental”. A qualitative analysis of telephone telepathy experiences. Paper presented to: Joint Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Society (58th) and the Society for Psychical Research (39th) (PA-SPR 2015), University of Greenwich, London, 16-19 July 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2014) A mixed methods approach to mediumship research. In: Rock, A. J. (ed.) The Survival Hypothesis: Essays on Mediumship. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 220-234.
  2. King, L., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) A transpersonal understanding of experiences of spirituality in individuals with epilepsy. Poster presented to: 18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society: Contextualising Mindfulness: Between the Sacred and the Secular, Sunley Conference Centre, Northampton, 10-12 October 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Roe, C. A., Martin, H. and Drennan, S. L. (2014) Effects of participant and target system lability upon PK performance using an I Ching task. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 74(4), pp. 219-238. 0037-9751.
  4. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Making magic(k): essential aspects of successful neo-pagan spell work. Paper presented to: 38th Society for Psychical Research (SPR) International Annual Conference, York, UK, 05-07 September, 2014. (Unpublished)
  5. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Monkeys' paws, poppets, sheep and goats; or the necessary components of successful spells. Paper presented to: 18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society: Contextualising Mindfulness: Between the Sacred and the Secular, Sunley Conference Centre, Northampton, 10-12 October 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Non-parapsychological explanations of ostensible mediumship. In: Rock, A. J. (ed.) The Survival Hypothesis: Essays on Mediumship. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. pp. 65-78.
  7. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Pagan spellcasting: discovering the homogenous among the heterogeneous. Paper presented to: Nineteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference on Religion and Theology: Spiritual Exercises, Bristol, UK, 07-08 March 2014. (Unpublished)
  8. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2014) Reframing voices and visions using a spiritual model: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of anomalous experiences in mediumship. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 17(6), pp. 641-653. 1367-4676.
  9. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2014) Reframing voices and visions using a spiritual model: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of anomalous experiences in mediumship. Paper presented to: Qualitative Research on Mental Health 5 (QRMH5), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 02-04 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  10. Roe, C. A. (2014) Review of 'Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives' by Harvey Irwin. Journal of Parapsychology. 78(1), pp. 128-131. 0022-3387.
  11. Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) What can we learn from an exploration of the phenomenology of spiritualist mental mediumship? Paper presented to: 18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society: Contextualising Mindfulness: Between the Sacred and the Secular, Sunley Conference Centre, Northampton, 10-12 October 2014. (Unpublished)

2013

  1. Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2013) An overview of cold reading strategies. In: Moreman, C. (ed.) The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and Around the World: Volume 2, Evidence and Beliefs. California: Praeger. pp. 177-203.
  2. Sherwood, S. J. and Roe, C. A. (2013) An updated review of dream ESP studies conducted since the Maimonides Dream ESP Program. In: Krippner, S., Rock, A. J., Beischel, J., Friedman, H. L. and Fracasso, C. L. (eds.) Advances in Parapsychological Research 9. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. pp. 38-81.
  3. Roe, C. A. (2013) Che cosa abbiamo imparato dagli studi sperimentali sui sogni ESP? Quaderni di Parapsicologia. 45, pp. 59-68.
  4. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2013) Exploring the meaning of mental mediumship from the mediums' perspective. In: Moreman, C. M. (ed.) The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and Around the World: Vol. 2: Evidence and Beliefs. California: Praeger. pp. 53-67.
  5. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2013) Paganism in practice: finding the homogeneous within the heterogeneous. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society (BPS) Transpersonal Psychology Section 18th Annual Conference, Northampton, UK, 10-12 October 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2013) The effects of pagan healing practices on health and wellbeing. Paper presented to: Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Engaging Outside Academia, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 15-16 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  7. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2013) “Say from whence you owe this strange intelligence”: investigating explanatory systems of spiritualist mental mediumship using interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. 32(1), pp. 27-42. 1321-0122.

2012

  1. Hitchman, G. A., Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2012) A re-examination of nonintentional precognition with openness to experience, creativity, psi beliefs, and luck beliefs as predictors of success. Journal of Parapsychology. 76(1), pp. 109-145. 0022-3387.
  2. Roe, C. A., Hodrien, A. and Kirkwood, L. (2012) Comparing remote viewing and ganzfeld conditions in a precognition task. In: Abstracts of presented papers: Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention, Durham, North Carolina. Durham, North Carolina, USA: Parapsychological Association. pp. 36-37.
  3. Roe, C. A., Grierson, S. and Lomas, A. (2012) Feeling the future: two independent replication attempts. In: Abstracts of Presented Papers: Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention, Durham, North Carolina. Durham, North Carolina, USA: Parapsychological Association. pp. 52-53.
  4. Roe, C. A. (2012) How to get psychologists talking about precognition: a review of the Bem experiments and the reaction to them. Paper presented to: The British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section 16th Annual Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 28-30 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  5. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) Meta-analysis of distant healing studies using human samples. Paper presented to: Society for Psychical Research (SPR) 36th International Annual Conference, The University of Northampton, 07-09 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  6. Roe, C. A. (2012) Parapsychology in the next 25 years — still a butterfly science. Journal of Parapsychology. 76, pp. 46-48. 0022-3387.
  7. Hitchman, G. A., Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2012) The influence of latent inhibition on performance at a non-intentional precognition task. In: Abstracts of Presented Papers: Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention, Durham, North Carolina. Durham, North Carolina, USA: Parapsychological Association. pp. 32-33.
  8. Roe, C. A. (2012) The role of lability in psychokinetic experiences. Paper presented to: The British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section 16th Annual Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 28-30 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  9. Roe, C. A., Sonnex, C. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) Two meta-analyses of distant healing studies. In: Abstracts of Presented Papers: Parapsychological Association 55th Annual Convention, Durham, North Carolina. Durham, North Carolina, USA: Parapsychological Association. pp. 25-26.
  10. Roe, C. A. (2012) What have we learned from experimental tests of dream ESP? In: Bierman, D. (ed.) Aquém e Além do Cérebro: Sono e Sonhos (Behind and Beyond the Brain: Sleep and Dreams): 9º Simpósio da Fundação Bial. Porto: Bial Foundation. 9789729928642. pp. 115-126.

2011

  1. Hitchman, G. A., Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2011) A re-examination of non intentional precognition with openness to experience, creativity, psi beliefs and luck beliefs as predictors of success. In: Kittenis, M. (ed.) Abstracts of presented papers: Parapsychological Association 54th Annual Convention. Curitiba, Brazil: Parapsychological Association. pp. 13-14.
  2. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2011) A survey of dissociation, boundary-thinness, and psychological wellbeing in spiritualist mental mediumship. Journal of Parapsychology. 75(2), pp. 279-299. 0022-3387.
  3. Drennan, S. L., Roe, C. A. and Broughton, R. S. (2011) Lability, paranormal beliefs and psychokinetic experiences: development of the Lability Scale using an online survey-based study. In: Kittenis, M. (ed.) Abstracts of presented papers: Parapsychological Association 54th Annual Convention. Curitiba, Brazil: Parapsychological Association. pp. 25-26.
  4. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2011) Meta-analysis of distant healing studies using non-whole human samples. Paper presented to: Society for Psychical Research (SPR) 35th International Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 02-04 September 2011. (Unpublished)
  5. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2011) Meta-analysis of distant healing studies using plant, animal, and ex-vivo human samples. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society (BPS) Transpersonal Psychology Section 15th Annual Conference, Scarborough, UK, 16-18 September 2011. (Unpublished)
  6. Roe, C. A. and Hitchman, G. A. (2011) Testing the theory of morphic resonance using recognition for Chinese symbols: a failure to replicate. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 75(4), pp. 211-224. 0037-1475.
  7. Roe, C. A. and Hitchman, G. A. (2011) Testing the theory of morphic resonance using recognition for Chinese symbols: a failure to replicate. In: Kittenis, M. (ed.) Abstracts of presented papers: Parapsychological Association 54th Annual Convention. Curitiba, Brazil: Parapsychological Association. pp. 19-20.
  8. Sonnex, C., Roe, C. A. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2011) The effects of pagan healing practices on health and well-being. Paper presented to: Exploring the Extraordinary 3rd Conference, York, UK, 23-25 September 2011. (Unpublished)
  9. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2011) The future of mediumship research: a multimethods approach. In: Kittenis, M. (ed.) Abstracts of presented papers: Parapsychological Association 54th Annual Convention. Curitiba, Brazil: Parapsychological Association. pp. 35-36.

2010

  1. Robbins, K. and Roe, C. A. (2010) An empirical test of the theory of morphic resonance by using recognition for Chinese symbols. Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing. 6(4), pp. 256-262. 1550-8307.
  2. Roe, C. A. (2010) When is evidence sufficient? The Skeptic. 22(2), pp. 23-25. 0959-5228.

2009

  1. Roe, C. A. and Sherwood, S. J. (2009) Evidence for extrasensory perception in dream content: a review of experimental studies. In: Krippner, S. J. and Joffe-Ellis, D. (eds.) Perchance to Dream: The Frontiers of Dream Psychology. USA: Nova Science Publishers. pp. 211-240.
  2. Delanoy, D. L. (2009) Parapsychology in a university setting. In: Roe, C. A., Kramer, W. and Coly, L. (eds.) Utrecht II: Charting the Future of Parapsychology. New York, USA: Parapsychology Foundation Inc. 9781931747288. pp. 289-304.
  3. Walach, H. (2009) Spirituality: the legacy of parapsychology. In: Roe, C. A., Kramer, W. and Coly, L. (eds.) Utrecht II: Charting the Future of Parapsychology (2008). New York, USA: Parapsychology Foundation Inc. pp. 363-386.
  4. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2009) Thematic analysis of mediums' experiences. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 23(3), pp. 348-351. 0892-3310.

2008

  1. Roe, C. A. (2008) Editor. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Margate, Kent: Thanet Press Ltd. 0037-1475.
  2. Robbins, K. and Roe, C. A. (2008) A test of Rupert Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance. Invited Presentation presented to: British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 12-15 September 2008. (Unpublished)
  3. Robbins, K. and Roe, C. A. (2008) An empirical test of the theory of morphic resonance using recognition for Chinese symbols. In: Proceedings of Presented Papers: The Parapshychological Association 51st Annual Convention & The Incorporated Society for Psychical Research 32nd Annual Conference. Winchester: Parapsychological Association. pp. 176-186.
  4. Roe, C. A., Henderson, S. J. and Matthews, J. (2008) Extraversion and performance at a forced-choice ESP task with verbal stimuli: two studies. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 72(4), pp. 208-221. 0037-1475.
  5. Roe, C. A. (2008) Psi as unconscious: a review of some recent search developments in parapsychology. Invited Presentation presented to: British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 12-15 September 2008. (Unpublished)
  6. Luke, D. P., Roe, C. A. and Davison, J. (2008) Testing for forced-choice precognition using a hidden task: two replications. In: Proceedings of Presented Papers: The Parapsychological Association 51st Annual Convention & The Incorporated Society for Psychical Research 32nd Annual Conference. Winchester: Parapsychological Association. pp. 123-135.
  7. Luke, D. P., Roe, C. A. and Davison , J. (2008) Testing for forced-choice precognition using a hidden task: two replications. In: da Silva, F. E. (ed.) Proceedings of Presented Papers of the 4th Psi Meeting: Parapsychology and Psychology. Curitiba, Brazil: Parapsychological Association. pp. 106-115.
  8. Luke, D. P., Roe, C. A. and Davison, J. (2008) Testing for forced-choice precognition using a hidden task: two replications. Journal of Parapsychology. 72, pp. 133-154. 0022-3387.

2007

  1. Roe, C. A. (2007) Editor. European Journal of Parapsychology. Edinburgh: JEM Digital Print Services Ltd. 0168-7263.
  2. Roe, C. A., Jones, L. and Maddern, C. (2007) A preliminary test of the four factor model using a dream ESP protocol. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 71(1), pp. 35-42. 0037-1475.
  3. Roe, C. A. and Flint, S. (2007) A remote viewing pilot study using a ganzfeld induction procedure. In: Palmer, J. (ed.) Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association 50th Annual Convention. Parapsychological Association. pp. 198-201. [online]
  4. Roe, C. A. and Flint, S. (2007) A remote viewing pilot study using a ganzfeld induction procedure. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 71(4), pp. 230-234. 0037-1475.
  5. Roe, C. A., Sherwood, S. J. and Farrell, L. (2007) A review of the evidence for extrasensory perception in dreams: comparing Maimonides and post-Maimonides ESP studies. Other presented to: Dreams and Culture 2nd International Conference of the Nordic and North European Network for the Study of Dreams, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln, 7-9 September 2007. [floor presentation] (Unpublished)
  6. Roe, C. A., Sherwood, S. J. and Farrell, L. (2007) Assessing the role personality and the provision of feedback in dream ESP research. In: Palmer, J. (ed.) Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association 50th Annual Convention. Parapsychological Association. pp. 195-197. [online]
  7. Roe, C. A., Sherwood, S. J., Farrell, L., Savva, L. and Baker, I. (2007) Assessing the roles of the sender and experimenter in dream ESP research. European Journal of Parapsychology. 22(2), pp. 175-192. 0168-7263.
  8. Roe, C. A., Sherwood, S. J. and Farrell, L. (2007) Displacement in dream ESP research: assessing the role of feedback during judging. Other presented to: Society for Psychical Research 31st International Conference, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, 31 August - 2 September 2007. [floor presentation] (Unpublished)
  9. Roe, C. A. and Bell, C. (2007) Paranormal belief, anxiety and perceived control over life events. In: Proceedings of the 50th Annual Parapsychological Association Convention. Parapsychological Association. pp. 102-112. [online]
  10. Roe, C. A. (2007) Review of 'A glossary of terms used in parapsychology' by M A Thalbourne. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 71(3), pp. 181-187. 0037-1475.
  11. Roe, C. A. and Martin, N. (2007) Social marginality and belief in the paranormal. Other presented to: Society for Psychical Research 31st International Conference, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, 31 August - 2 September 2007. [floor presentation] (Unpublished)
  12. Roe, C. A. (2007) What have we learned from experimental tests of dream ESP? Other presented to: Transpersonal Psychology Section, British Psychological Society Conference, Cober Hill, Scarborough, 14-17 September 2007. [floor presentation] (Unpublished)

2005

  1. Lowis, M. J., Edwards, A., Roe, C. A., Jewell, A., Jackson, M. I. and Tidmarsh, W. M. (2005) The role of religion in mediating the transition to residential care. Journal of Aging Studies. 19(3), pp. 349-362. 0890-4065.
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