Dr Roger D Nelson
Roger Nelson is an experimental psychologist with a PhD from New York University. His background also includes physics and engineering. Nelson was Research Coordinator for the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory at Princeton University from 1980 to 2002. He is the founder of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), a long-running international collaboration of researchers studying interactions of consciousness and the environment, and has directed the GCP since its inception in 1997. He is a long time Board Member and past President of the Parapsychological Association, and is a Council Member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, where he serves as an Associate Editor of the Society's journal. He is author or co-author of many scientific papers and book chapters on parapsychological research, as well as popular articles and presentations about the GCP. His work integrates consciousness research and parapsychology, and looks to quantum physics, information fields, and entanglement to help explain anomalous effects of consciousness documented in rigorous experiments. His public presentations focus on implications of research showing we are all interconnected, and on our potential for conscious evolution.