Spotlight on a Speaker- Susan Blackmore


Ahead of next Tuesday’s talk by Susan Blackmore we thought you might like to know a little more about her. Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer, broadcaster, and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth, UK. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University (1973) an MSc and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980). Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug legalization and plays in her village samba band, Crooked Tempo. She no longer works on the paranormal.

Sue Blackmore writes for several magazines and newspapers, blogs for Psychology Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over fifteen books, sixty academic articles, about eighty book contributions, and many book reviews.

Her most recent books are Seeing Myself: What Out-of-body Experiences Tell Us About Life, Death & the Mind (2017), and Consciousness: An Introduction (3rd edition with Emily Troscianko, 2018).

Her other  books include Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In Search of the Light (autobiography, 1996),Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997), The Meme Machine (1999), Conversations on Consciousness (2005), Zen and the Art of Consciousness (2011) and Consciousness: An Introduction (a textbook, new editions 2010, 2011 and 2018). Her work has been translated into more than 20 other languages.