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Biography

My research focus is on exceptional human experiences - and what these might tell us about the nature of consciousness (and its processes). My aim is to establish reliable and generally accessible practices that can be applied across a range of industries and communities to support healing, transpersonal understanding and ethical decision making.

An advocate for alterity in both the arts and science, I am experienced in writing for and advising press and media on unusual and misrepresented topics:

  • In the arts, I have been a successful theatre producer and promoter of gender arts and burlesque for twenty years; a communty leader, writer and media spokesperson involved in cultural change at a national level. 

  • In science, I have been involved with Ganzfled DMILS research at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit and, psychical research (and formal paranormal investigation) having also been a council member for the SSPR and a member of the SPR.

As a psychology alumni of four UK Universities, scholar of mysticism, wellbeing professional and creator of original personal development materials, I also run a private membership programme for Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs).

Research Interests

As a member of EECS (Exceptional Human Experiences and Conscioiusness Studies):

- Psi an parapsychology

- Exceptional Human Experience

- Consciousness Research

- Altered States of Consciousness

- HSP and Empathy

- Creativity

- Mental Health, Anxiety

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Alef Trust, Liverpool John Moores University

Award Date: 25 Mar 2022

University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Bachelor, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Parapsychology
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Extra-sensory perception
  • Psychokinesis
  • Psychopraxia
  • Sensory Isolation
  • Liminality
  • Exceptional Human Experiences
  • Psi
  • Consciousness
  • Mysticism
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive Persons
  • Paranormal Experience

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