Chris Roe


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Research Interests

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’.


Lucy Atkinson; Psychology

The impact of cognitive processes on input enhancement techniques

Zak Baldwin; Psychology

An investigation into the effects of action video-games and gaming interfaces on visual selective attention and age-related cognitive decline

Lesley Kalish; Regent's University

What types of psychological interventions do psychotherapists find effective when working with patients presenting with Medically Unexplained Symptoms?

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.

Erika Pratte

Therapeutic approaches toward integrating near death experiences

Alex Wilson; Psychology

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

Teaching Interests

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.

External Roles

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Northampton


PhD, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

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Research Output 2004 2019

Response to Howard (2018): Comments on ‘A Meta-Reanalysis of Dream-ESP Studies’

Lance Storm, Adam Rock, Simon Sherwood, Patrizio Tressoldi & Roe, C. A., 30 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Dream Research. 12, 1, p. 147-152 6 p.

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Osteopathic Physicians

A mixed-methodological analysis into Ayahuasca users from Western society; Parapsychological and transpersonal psychological perspectives

Ryan, J., Roe, C. A. & Smith, L-A., 22 Jul 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPosterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Anomalous post-death encounters and their positive impact on experients

Cooper, C. E., Roe, C. A. & Mitchell, G., 6 Apr 2017.

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Testing the psi mediated instrumental response theory using an implicit psi task

Author: Hitchman, G. A. M., May 2013

Supervisor: Roe, C. A. (Supervisor) & Sherwood, S. J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The psychology and phenomenology of spiritualist mental mediumship

Author: Roxburgh, E. C., 2010

Supervisor: Roe, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis