People: Current Staff

Current Staff



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.


Peter LamontLAMONT, 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.


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.



Thomas RabeyronRABEYRON, Thomas : Honorary Research Fellow. Dr Rabeyron joined the KPU as HRF in September 2014. He is a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in clinical psychology at Nantes University in France. He has been previously a Phd Student at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit where he has conducted several retro-priming studies under the supervision of Dr Watt. His researches concern clinical counselling about exceptional experiences, retro-causality settings and psi applications. For Dr Rabeyron's personal website and contact details click here.



RuxiTivadarTIVADAR, Ruxandra : Bial Research Associate (from April 2015). Ruxandra graduated from University of Edinburgh with an MSc in History and Theory of Psychology in July 2014. Her MSc research focused on hypnosis, using EEG to measure functional connectivity in individuals before, during and after hypnosis. After graduating she worked as a visiting research assistant at University of Glasgow, assisting Dr Marie-Helene Grosbras on her fMRI study into face recognition. Ruxandra's research interests lie in the area of neuroscience and states of consciousness. She will be joining the KPU to work with Dr Marios Kittenis on his Bial-funded project investigating neural correlates of hypnosis.