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Glenn Hitchman studied Economics at the University of Surrey, graduating with a first class degree and associateship with distinction. He then followed a conversion route into Psychology, obtaining a MSc with distinction at the University of Hertfordshire before completing his PhD at the University of Northampton, where he also worked as an Associate Lecturer. He subsequently spent a period of two years teaching and researching in China, firstly at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and then at Southwest University. After returning to the UK, he was involved in establishing a new academic campus within Wembley Stadium whilst leading a BSc in Sport Psychology at UCFB. He then served as Head of Academic Subjects and Quality Lead at Royal Holloway International Study Centre before returning to the University of Northampton in 2017, where he is now employed as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Subject Leader in Psychology.

Although Glenn has been involved in a wide variety of collaborative research projects spanning neuroscience, cognitive psychology and social psychology, his main specialisms are in parapsychology and individual differences. He currently leads the Exceptional Experiences and Consciousness Studies research group in the University of Northampton’s Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences.

Glenn is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Division of Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (DARTP). He is also a full member of the Society for Psychical Research and as a professional member of the Parapsychological Association, he currently serves and an international liaison for China. Furthermore, Glenn is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Research Interests

•Trait models of personality

•The dark triad

•Individual differences in creativity, lability, latent inhibition and paranormal beliefs

•Extrasensory perception

•Morphic resonance


•Anomalous experiences

Teaching Interests

Glenn coordinates three modules in the Psychology subject area:


•PSY1012 Psychology for Life
•PSY2015 Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
•PSYM100 Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology


He also teaches on the Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences undergraduate module and delivers advanced quantitative research methods training to postgraduate students. He supervises dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Education/Academic qualification


Jul 2009Jul 2012

Master, University of Hertfordshire

Sep 2007Sep 2008

Bachelor, University of Surrey

Sep 2002Jun 2006

External positions

International Liaison for China, Parapsychological Association

24 Mar 2014 → …


  • BF Psychology
  • Parapsychology
  • Anomalous experiences
  • Extra-sensory perception
  • Psychokinesis
  • Paranormal beliefs
  • Morphic resonance
  • Personality

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Research Output 2010 2019

Reconsidering sensory isolation in floatation tanks as a method of promoting psi-conducive imagery

Cooper, C. E., Saunders, D. & Hitchman, G., 2 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social isolation
statistical significance

The effects of participant-experimenter sex pairing/interaction quality and sensitivity to rewards and punishments in a goal oriented non-intentional precognition task

Hitchman, G., Pfeuffer, C. U., Roe, C. A. & Sherwood, S. J., 1 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Parapsychology. 80, 1, p. 45-69 25 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Direction compound

The relationship between lability and performance at intentional and non-intentional versions of an implicit PMIR-type task

Hitchman, G. A. M., Roe, C. A. & Sherwood, S. J., 11 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Parapsychology. 79, 1, p. 65-86 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Task Performance and Analysis

The Relationship Between Latent Inhibition and Performance at a Non-intentional Precognition Task

Hitchman, G. A., Sherwood, S. J. & Roe, C. A., 1 Mar 2015, In : Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing. 11, 2, p. 118 - 126 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Effect Size

Females and Males Rely on Different Cortical Regions in Raven’s Matrices Reasoning Capacity: Evidence from a Voxel-Based Morphometry Study

Yang, W., Liu, P., Wei, D., Li, W., Hitchman, G., Li, X., Qiu, J., Zhang, Q. & Lidzba, K. (ed.), 25 Mar 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 3, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Frontal Lobe


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