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Dr. Elizabeth Roxburgh

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Department: Psychology

General information

Elizabeth Roxburgh is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Northampton and course leader for the BSc Psychology and Counselling degree.

She was awarded her PhD by the University of Northampton for research exploring the phenomenology and psychology of Spiritualist mental mediumship.

Elizabeth previously worked for the National Health Service as an Assistant Psychologist in a variety of clinical settings, including mental health, forensic, and learning disability services. She is now a BACP registered counsellor and volunteers for a charity organisation.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society with Chartered Psychology Status (Member of the Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health, Division of Clinical
  • Psychology and the Transpersonal Section)
  • Member of the Society for Psychical Research
  • Board Member of the Parapsychological Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

Elizabeth is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She teaches on the BSc in Psychology, BSc in Psychology and Counselling, and the MSc in Counselling:

  • Course leader for the BSc Psychology and Counselling programme
  • Module coordinator for PSY1009 ‘An Introduction to Counselling’; PSY2018 ‘Counselling: From Theory to Practice’; PSY3028 ‘Counselling in Context’
  • Module coordinator for MSc dissertations
  • PSY2014 ‘Personality Psychology’
  • PSY3007 ‘Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences’
  • PSYM087 ‘Counselling Theory and Practice’
  • PSYM088 ‘Counselling Skills and Process’
  • PSYM089 ‘Self-awareness and Reflectiveness’
  • PSYM086 ‘Dissertation and Research Methods’

Research

Elizabeth investigated the phenomenology and psychology of spiritualist mental mediumship at the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP) for her doctoral research at the University of Northampton.

She also worked for the NHS, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, on a project using Experience-Based Co-Design; a methodology developed by the National Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

Elizabeth has been awarded grants by Santander, the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Bial Foundation. She recently completed the following Bial funded projects:

  • ‘Prevalence and phenomenology of synchronicity experiences in the clinical setting (grant number 82/10).
  • ‘Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists’ (grant number 108/12).

Elizabeth currently supervises the following research degree students:

  • Charmaine Sonnex: ‘Effects of Pagan healing practices on health and wellbeing’
  • Louise King: ‘A transpersonal understanding of spiritual experiences in individuals with epilepsy’

 

Her research interests include:

 

  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Anomalistic psychology and clinical parapsychology
  • Service evaluation and improvement
  • Accessibility of mental health services    
  • Effects of the environment on wellbeing

Publications

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2016

  1. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) Clinical parapsychology: counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists. Poster presented to: Bial Foundation 11th Symposium: Behind and Beyond the Brain: Placebo Effects, Healing and Meditation, Casa do Médico, Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 02 April 2016.
  2. Roxburgh, E. C. (2016) Latest research on anomalous experiences. Invited Presentation presented to: UK Spiritual Crisis Network 2nd International Conference: Mending the Gap: Global Collaboration Towards a More Humanistic Understanding of Mental Health and Anomalous Experiences, University of Westminster, London, 13 May 2016. (Unpublished)
  3. 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.
  4. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) ‘They daren’t tell people’: therapists’ experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. 18(2), pp. 123-141. 1364-2537.
  5. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) “It’s about having exposure to this”: investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 0306-9885.
  6. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2016) “Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: Clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 16(3), pp. 211-221. 1473-3145.
  7. Roxburgh, E. C. (2016) “They daren’t tell people”: therapists’ experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences. Paper presented to: 6th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference (QRMH6), Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-27 May 2016. (Unpublished)

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. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2015) Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate anomalous experiences. Symposium presented to: The EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR) First Transpersonal Research Colloquium: Gathering Our Research Community Together, Milan, 22-23 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2015) “Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: an exploratory study of clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. 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. [Also presented at: Compassionate Wellbeing ‘Spirituality and Wellbeing’ Conference, Derby Enterprise Centre, 14-15 November 2015; Exploring the Extraordinary Conference, York Marriott Hotel, 04-05 December 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. Grivell, T., Clegg, H. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of identity in the therian community. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research. 14(2), pp. 113-135. 1528-3488.
  4. Evenden, R. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Clinical parapsychology in the UK: counselling for anomalous experiences. 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)
  5. Roxburgh, E. C. and Evenden, R. (2014) Counselling for anomalous experiences. Paper presented to: Qualitative Research on Mental Health 5 (QRMH5), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 02-04 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Roxburgh, E. C. and Ridgway, S. (2014) Exploring the meaning in meaningful coincidences. Paper presented to: Qualitative Research on Mental Health 5 (QRMH5), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 02-04 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. Clegg, H. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2014) Phantom limbs in the therian community. Paper presented to: Consciousness & Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society 2014 Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, 04-06 September 2014. (Unpublished)
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. Roxburgh, E. C. and Ridgway, S. (2014) Synchronicity in the clinical setting. 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)
  15. 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. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. Roxburgh, E. C. (2013) Phenomenology of mediumship. Invited Keynote presented to: Science and Spirituality: Reassessing the Boundaries between Science, Psychical Research, and Spiritualism, The Arthur Findlay Centre, Stafford, 16 February 2013. (Unpublished)
  5. 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)
  6. 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. Grivell, T., Clegg, H. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of identity in the therian community. Paper presented to: First Conference on Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, University of Derby, 21 June 2012. (Unpublished)
  2. Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy. Paper presented to: Society for Psychical Research (SPR) 36th International Annual Conference, The University of Northampton, 07-09 September 2012. (Unpublished)
  3. Roxburgh, E. C. and Ridgway, S. (2012) An investigation into the prevalence and phenomenology of synchronicity experiences in the clinical setting. Poster presented to: BIAL Foundation 9th Symposium: Behind and Beyond the Brain, Porto, Portugal, 28-31 March 2012. (Unpublished)
  4. Roxburgh, E. C. and Ridgway, S. (2012) Exploring the meaning in meaningful coincidences: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of synchronicity in therapy. Paper presented to: 18th Annual British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Research Conference: Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy: Preferences, Process and Outcomes, Edinburgh, 11-12 May 2012. (Unpublished)
  5. Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) Integrative counselling approach to exceptional/anomalous experiences. Invited Presentation presented to: 3rd International Expert Meeting on Clinical Parapsychology: Varieties of Clinical Practice with Exceptional Experiences, Instítut Métapsychíque International (IMI), Paris, 20-22 April 2012. (Unpublished)
  6. 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)
  7. Roxburgh, E. C. (2012) Symbolism, shared experience and a sense of connectedness: synchronicity in the clinical setting. Seminar Presentation presented to: Scientific and Medical Network Conference: Synchronicity and a New Science of Consciousness, Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica, 13-17 February 2012. (Unpublished)
  8. 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.

2011

  1. 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.
  2. Roxburgh, E. C. (2011) An investigation into the prevalence and phenomenology of synchronicity experiences in the clinical setting. Paper presented to: Parapsychological Association 54th Annual Convention, Curitiba, Brazil, 18-21 August 2011. (Unpublished)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. Roxburgh, E. C. (2011) “It’s like a recording on a wonky tape”: understanding mediumship experiences using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Parapsychology. 75(2), pp. 216-217. 0022-3387.

2010

  1. Roxburgh, E. C. and Larkin, M. (2010) Experience based design at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. Invited Presentation presented to: Seminar for the Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research (CHWR), The University of Northampton, 08 December 2010. (Unpublished)
  2. Roxburgh, E. C. and Larkin, M. (2010) Outpatients department experience-based design research project. Poster presented to: Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Celebration of Excellence Conference, Birmingham, 19 March 2010. (Unpublished)
  3. Roxburgh, E. C. (2010) The psychology and phenomenology of spiritualist mental mediumship. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.

2009

  1. Roxburgh, E. C. and Roe, C. A. (2009) Thematic analysis of mediums' experiences. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 23(3), pp. 348-351. 0892-3310.
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