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Research Profile

  • 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 President of the Society for Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He is Past President of the Parapsychological Association and past-chair of the British Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Section. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Parapsychology and for the Transpersonal Psychology Review. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. He is a member of the Bial Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Chris 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.

  • Supervision

    Louise King; Psychology

    A Transpersonal Understanding of Spiritual Experiences in Individuals with Epilepsy.

    Sofia Machado; Psychology

    Induced near-death experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology, and after-effects.

    Chetak Nangare; Psychology

    Parapsychology and Buddhism — to afford a comparison between descriptions of psychic experiences in Buddhist works and in parapsychological research.

    Alex Wilson; Psychology

    The Transformative Nature of Altered States of Consciousness in Youth Subculture.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Chris Roe’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.