Professor of Psychology, Swansea University

Mark Blagrove is Director of the Swansea University Sleep Laboratory. He studies the memory consolidation functions of sleep and the possible role of dreaming in these functions. He also studies the aetiology of nightmares, the relationship of dream content to waking life, and the induction and characteristics of lucid dreams. He conducts dream sharing groups and currently researches the effects of dream sharing on empathy.

MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1982
PhD Psychology, Brunel University 1989

Experience

  • 1991–present
    Professor , Swansea University
  • 1989–1991
    Research Fellow, Loughborough University Sleep Laboratory

Education

  • 1989 
    Brunel University, PhD Psychology
  • 1982 
    University of Cambridge, MA Natural Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Psychophysiology of vascular dementia
    Role:
    co-PI
    Funding Source:
    BRACE
  • 2019
    ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Research Councils UK
  • 2015
    Insight from the discussion of REM and non-REM dreams
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Bial Foundation
  • 2011
    The relationship of dreaming to memory consolidation during sleep
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • British Sleep Society
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams

Honours

Fellow of the British Psychological Society; formerly President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams