Parapsychology PhDs in the UK (list)

In recent decades, a significant number of people in Britain have gained doctorates in the field of parapsychology. This table lists them, along with those who are currently studying for a doctorate (italicized).  The table can be viewed as a family tree of academic 'progeny', with currently three generations of PhDs. The progeny of Professor Robert Morris occupy an entire page, testimony to his particular contribution to academic parapsychology.  

Their first supervisors are indicated in the column to the left. The second supervisor (for those that had one) is indicated by initials in parenthesis after their name. The number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation students are 48, 39 and 12 respectively, giving a total of 99.

An underline indicates that the person has obtained a permanent academic appointment. There are 37 of these and currently 17 departments in the UK where parapsychological research is pursued. The raised capitals identify the current university afiliation (see list below for key). An asterisk indicates that the person no longer does parapsychology research. 

 

 

Generation One

Generation Two

Generation Three

John Beloff EDIN

Richard Broughton NH

 

 

 

 

Deborah Delanoy NH

 

 

 

Julie MiltonEDIN

David Luke (SS) GREEN

Paul Atkinson

Erica Brostoff

Goran Brusewitz (AP)

Ross Friday

 

 

Adrian Parker GOTH

 

Anneli Goulding GOTH

 

 

Michael Thalbourne ADEL

James Houran

Lance Storm ADEL

Monika Goretzki (MT)

Chris French GOLD

Susan Crawley

 

 

 

Karen Hatton

 

 

 

Itai Ivtzan

 

 

 

Louie Savva

 

 

 

Krissy Wilson MACQ

 

 

 

Duncan Colvin

 

 

Craig Murray* LANC

David Wilde* NOTT

 

 

 

Neil Dagnall MAN

 

Ken Drinkwater

 

 

 

Other

Susan Blackmore* WEST

 

Jennifer Parker WEST

 

 

Anita Gregory

Celia Green

 

 

 

Keith Hearne

 

 

 

Julian Isaacs

 

 

 

Charles McCreery

 

 

 

Serena RoneyDougal

 

 

 

Carl Sargent

 

 

 

Ernesto Spinelli

 

 

 

Robin Wooffitt YORK

Isaac Hughes

 

 

 

Tamlyn Ryan

 

 

 

Madeleine Castro

 

 

 

Francis Clixby

 

 

 

Hannah Gilbert

 

 

 

Germaine Gunther

 

 

 

Rachel Hayward

 

 

 

Generation One

Generation Two

Generation Three

Robert Morris EDIN

Carlos Alvarado VIRG

 

 

 

Claudia Coehlo (PL)

 

 

 

Shari Cohn

 

 

 

Emily Cook  VIRG

 

 

 

Kathy Dalton

 

 

 

Ricardo Eppinger

 

 

 

Loftur Gissurarson

 

 

 

Richard Harrison

 

 

 

Daniel Shiah KAOH

 

 

 

Marios Kittenis EDIN

 

 

 

Peter Lamont EDIN

 

 

 

 

Tony Lawrence* COV

 

 

 

James Lumsden-Cook

Ian Hume COV

 

 

Jose Navarro GREEN

Helen Prudhoe

Ben Roberts

Rebecca Smith

 

Konrad Morgan

 

 

 

Chris Roe NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Sherwood COV 

Paul Stevens* OPEN

Niko Tiliopoulos SYD

Robin Taylor

Louise Farrell (SS)

Nicola Holt WEST

Glenn Hitchman* UCFB

Elizabeth Roxburgh (DD) NH
Christine Simmonds-Moore GEORG

Cal Cooper

Sophie Drennan

Louise King (ER)

Chetak Nangare

David Saunders

Kim Sheffield

Charmaine Sonnex (ER)

Jacqueline Stone

 

Ian Baker (RM) DERBY

 

 

 

 

Steve Parsons

 

Caroline Watt EDIN

Mary Jane Anderson (RM)

Alison Easter

Thomas Rabeyron NANTES

Peter Ramakers

David Smith

Milan Valášek

Ana Flores

 

 

Carl Williams* COV

Melvyn Willin

Stuart Wilson MARG

 

 

 

Richard Wiseman HERT

 

 

 

 

Nancy Zingrone (PL)

Emma Greening

Ciaran O'Keeffe BUCK

Paul Rogers WINCH

 

Matthew Smith BUCK

 

 

 

Emma Lowrie

Ann Winsper
 

 

EDIN: University of Edinburgh, UK

NH: University of Northampton, UK

MANCH: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

YORK: University of York, UK

WEST: University of the West of England, UK

GOLD: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

DERBY: University of Derby, UK

GOTH: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

ADEL: University of Adelaide, Australia

VIRG: University of Virginia, USA

COV: Coventry University, UK

GREEN: University of Greenwich, UK

LANC: University of Lancaster, UK

MARG: Queen Margaret University, UK

HERT: University of Hertfordshire, UK

UCFB: UCFB Wembley, UK

NOTT: Nottingham Trent University, UK

BUCK: Buckinghamshire New University

WINCH: University of Winchester

OPEN: Open University, UK

SYD: University of Sydney, Australia

GEORG: University of West Georgia, USA

MACQ: Macquarrie University, Australia

NANTES: University of Nantes, France

KAOH: National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan