Contributors

Carlos S Alvarado has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, and a past President of the Parapsychological Association. Alvarado’s work has centered on... more

Mary Rose graduated from ghost stories to Oliver Lodge's Survival of Man while at school, and later took a turn as President of the Oxford University Society for Psychical Research. She joined the SPR in 1957, becoming a Council member in 1962.  She has participated in many investigations... more

Julie Beischel received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona and uses her interdisciplinary training to apply the scientific method to controversial topics. She is Director of Research at the Windbridge Research Center, an Arizona... more

Stephen E Braude is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. His earliest research was in logic and the philosophies of language and time. After that, he moved on to the philosophy of... more

Richard Broughton gained a PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied under John Beloff.  Following appointments at the University of Utrecht and the State University of New York, he joined the Institute for Parapsychology (successor to the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory and... more

Etzel Cardeña, the Thorsen Professor of Psychology at Lund University, Sweden, obtained his Ph. D. at UC Davis, and was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Stanford University. Elected fellow of APA and APS, his research, theoretical and pedagogical contributions have received multiple awards. He has more... more

Bernard Carr is Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. His professional area of expertise is cosmology and astrophysics and includes such topics as the early universe, black holes, dark matter and the anthropic principle. He is also very interested in the role of consciousness in... more

Matthew Colborn received an MSc. in cognitive science from Birmingham University in 1977, and a DPhil. in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex in 2001. Having pursued independent research in areas of controversial science and consciousness studies, he is currently a freelance writer, lecturer and... more

Dr Barrie Colvin is a specialist the chemistry and physics of polymers, having graduated with a doctorate degree from the University of Manchester. He worked as a senior research scientist for Shell Chemicals and now runs his own company. Barrie has been involved with the physical aspects of psychical research for... more

Callum E Cooper is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holding degrees in psychology and social science research methods. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Northampton where he also lectures on Parapsychology, Thanatology, and... more

Everton de Oliveira Maraldi, Ph.D, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a professional member of the Parapsychological Association (USA). He is a Laureate of the São Paulo Academy of Psychology - Best Doctoral Thesis (2013-2015), and a Member of... more

Barbara Ensrud, BA is a journalist and author with a long and keen interest in metaphysical subjects, particularly aspects of extra-sensory perception and its relation to human consciousness.  Her journalistic career has also focused on the subject of wine and its role in culture and civilization. Her articles... more

Nancy Evans Bush, MA, President Emerita of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), has for almost forty years been a voice for the substantial minority of near-death experiencers whose NDEs feature fear, guilt, and even terror rather than heavenly realms. A long-time editor of the IANDS... more

Renaud Evrard is a clinical psychologist, Ph.D. in psychology with a doctoral thesis on the clinical practice with exceptional experiences, published under the title Folie et paranormal : vers une clinique des expériences exceptionnelles (PUR, 2014). He is currently assistant professor at the University of Lorraine... more

John Fraser gained a BA Hons in Philosophy and Economics from Keele University. He is the author of Ghost Hunting: A Survivors Guide published by the History Press in 2010. In 2015 he completed a detailed witness study involving alleged paranormal phenomena at The Cage in St Osyth.   He has been an... more

Dr Alan O Gauld, MA, DLitt, PhD, is a retired Reader in Psychology, having taught biological psychology and neuropsychology at the University of Nottingham. He has written or co-authored five books: The Founders of Psychical Research; Human Action and Its Psychological Investigation (with John Shotte);... more

Trevor Hamilton has degrees from Oxford, London and Sussex Universities. He retired as Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth at the end of December 2006. He is the author of two books: Immortal Longings: FWH Myers and the Victorian... more

Erlendur Haraldsson is professor emeritus in the psychology department at the University of Iceland. He has written eight books. Five have appeared in English: I Saw a Light and Came Here, Children´s Experiences of Reincarnation; Indridi Indridason the Icelandic Physical MediumThe Departed... more

Dr Guy Hayward read music as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge. He stayed there to complete his MPhil in musicology, and then a PhD on the psychology/anthropology of communal singing traditions around the world. During his PhD, Guy was introduced to psychical research via Rupert Sheldrake’s work... more

Jack Hunter is a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. His research takes the form of an ethnographic study of contemporary trance and physical mediumship in Bristol, focusing on themes of personhood, performance, altered states of consciousness and anomalous... more