About Dr Caroline Watt

A founder member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, Dr Caroline Watt has taught and researched parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh for 25 years. 

She has published over 50 peer-reviewed academic papers, served as president of the Parapsychological Association, and has presented her research at conferences both within the UK and abroad. She has often presented her work to the wider public through the broadcast and print media

Dr Watt has recently co-authored the 5th edition of An Introduction to Parapsychology. This textbook presents a comprehensive and balanced approach to parapsychology, and is the text most frequently adopted by those presenting academic courses on parapsychology and anomalistic psychology.

This website provides resources for students and instructors of parapsychology and anomalistic psychology. Dr Watt’s aim is to encourage excellence in teaching and learning about these popular and controversial topics. 



ONLINE PARAPSYCHOLOGY COURSE: The next run of this highly-regarded course, led by KPU founder member Dr Caroline Watt, begins 13th April 2015. Click here for more information about the course. Click here for a review of the course published in Skeptical Inquirer. If you'd like to join the April 2015 course, or have any questions about it, please contact Dr Watt. The following course commences 14th September 2015.

JUNE 2013: Dr Caroline Watt is delighted to announce that her Perrott-Warrick research fellowship has been extended until the end of December 2014. For information about Dr Watt's research into the psychology and parapsychology of precognitive dream experiences, funded by the Perrott-Warrick Fund, click here.