People: Current Staff

Current Staff



LAMONT, Peter : Senior Lecturer. Dr Peter Lamont joined the KPU in 1996. Since then, he has published extensively on the history and psychology of magic and the paranormal (particularly the history of unorthodox psychological phenomena, and the discursive psychology of beliefs about the paranormal). He is Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society (History and Philosophy of Psychology Section). He is also a former professional magician, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and Past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. For more information on Dr Lamont's research and teaching, click here. His latest book is Extraordinary Beliefs.


WATT, Caroline : Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher; Senior Lecturer. A founding member (in 1986) of the KPU, in 2007 Dr Watt co-authored the fifth edition of the leading international textbook An Introduction to Parapsychology. She designed and runs a popular online Introduction to Parapsychology course. In 2010 she won the position of Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher, for a four-year programme of research into precognitive dream experiences. Her research interests also include individual differences in belief in the paranormal (see CV, pdf 280KB), and she is a Past President and International Liaison for the Parapsychological Association. For Dr Watt's personal website and contact details click here; for her psychology department webpages click here.


TierneyTIERNEY, Ian : Honorary Research Fellow. Dr Tierney is a clinical psychologist who has collaborated with the KPU for over 30 years, advising individuals who are distressed by their paranormal experiences. He is also active in researching and in communicating good practice concerning clinical aspects of parapsychology.




Marios KittenisKITTENIS, Marios : Bial Research Fellow. Dr Marios Kittenis graduated from the KPU in June 2008, with a psychology PhD in event-related EEG measures used in the context of experimental parapsychology research. After completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in Birmingham, he returned to the Psychology department in March 2013  to undertake a two-year programme of research into hypnotic susceptibility, amnesia and functional EEG connectivity, funded by the Bial Foundation.