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Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Cognitive and Parapsychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

I completed my undergraduate BSc (2001 - Main study: Memory and Part set cuing effects) and a postgraduate MSc (2007 - 2 Main studies: 1. I.Q. Assessment of adults with learning disabilities, and the usefulness of the Ravens Progressive Matrices as a predictor of ability and 2. Focus groups (with Adults who have Learning Disabilities) in developing an accessible leaflet for clinical psychology at Oldham NHS penning care and at Manchester Metropolitan University.

My subsequent part-time PhD (Paranormal Belief measurements) was completed over 8 years and my award was granted in November 2017.

I have been research active for many years (17) and have contributed to many published works. I am the founder of the Paranormal Society at MMU and have recently set up an anomalous conversation group that holds regular meetings to discuss all things anomalous/paranormal/conspiracy ideation, which promotes student engagement and interest in the area of research.

Current research interests are in the areas of Cognitive processing/thinking styles, Conspiracy Belief, Parapsychology/the anomalous, perception of space etc.

I have presented at numerous (July, 2012/13/14/15) RIHSC conferences e.g., "Reality testing, conspiracy theories, and paranormal beliefs". I have regularly attended the BIAL Foundation conference in Portugal between 2008 - 2018 supporting the Bial Foundation whilst delivering short presentations and posters outlining anomalous research.


  • 2010–2016
    Mr, MMU