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Parapsychology, Anomalistic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology

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20022020

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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’.

Supervision

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

20072009

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Nov 1995

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 1989

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Projects

Research programme to explore the psychology of mediumship

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Project: ResearchCharitable Funding

Research Output

Clinical parapsychology: The interface between anomalous experiences and psychological wellbeing

Roe, C., 15 Mar 2020, Spirituality and Wellbeing: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religious experience and health. Schmidt, B. E. & Leonardi, J. (eds.). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing Ltd, p. 44-63 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Flow, liminality, and eudaimonia: Pagan ritual practice as a gateway to a life with meaning

    Sonnex, C., Roe, C. & Roxburgh, E. C., 5 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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  • Performance at a precognitive remote viewing task, with and without ganzfeld stimulation: Three experiments

    Roe, C., Cooper, C., Hickinbotham, L., Hodrien, A., Kirkwood, L. & Martin, H., 5 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Parapsychology. 84, 1, p. 38-65 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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

    Roe, C. A., Storm, L., Rock, A., Sherwood, S. & Tressoldi, P., 30 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Dream Research. 12, 1, p. 147-152 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalComment/Debate

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  • Anomalous post-death encounters and their positive impact on experients

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

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePoster

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    • 18 Participating in a conference or workshop
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Symposium
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Joint Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Society (58th) and the Society for Psychical Research (39th) (PA-SPR 2015)

    Lesley-Ann Smith (Participant), , Johnny Ryan (Participant), , Chris Roe (Participant), & Callum Cooper (Participant)

    19 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

    Examining what cognitive mechanisms make spontaneous post-death phenomena therapeutic for the bereaved

    Callum Cooper (Speaker), , Chris Roe (Speaker), & Graham Mitchell (Speaker)

    19 Jul 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

    19th Annual Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference

    Kimberley Sheffield (Participant), , Graham Smith (Participant), , Chris Roe (Participant), & Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson (Participant)

    19 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

    British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section 19th Annual Conference

    Callum Cooper (Participant), , Chris Roe (Participant), & Graham Mitchell (Participant)

    19 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

    2nd British Auto-ethnography Conference: Auto-ethnography: Reading the Body and Writing the Self

    Louise Spiers (Participant), , Chris Roe (Participant), & Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Participant)

    30 Oct 201531 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

    Exploring People’s Experiences of Telephone Telepathy: A Qualitative Study

    Chris Roe (Author), & Lesley-Ann Smith (Author)

    16 Jul 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

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    Investigating pagan healing spells

    Chris Roe (Speaker), , Charmaine Sonnex (Speaker), & Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Speaker)

    22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch

    58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association and the 39th Society for Psychical Research International Annual Conference

    Charmaine Sonnex (Participant), , Chris Roe (Participant), & Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Participant)

    19 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch