Sue Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and
a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.
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).
She no longer works on the
paranormal. Her research interests include memes, evolutionary
theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug
legalization and plays in her village samba band,
Sue Blackmore writes for several magazines
and newspapers, blogs for the Guardian newspaper and Psychology
Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on
television. She is author of over sixty academic articles, about
contributions, and many book reviews. Her books
include Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In Search
of the Light (autobiography, 1996),Test Your Psychic Powers
Adam Hart-Davis, 1997),
Machine (1999), Conversations on Consciousness (2005),
and the Art of Consciousness (2011) and
Consciousness: An Introduction
(a textbook, new editions 2010 and 2011). Her work has been
translated into more than 20 other languages.
She is a
TED lecturer, a member of the Edge
Community, and was chosen as one of the 100 Global Minds 2015.
She has two children and lives in south Devon with
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why I gave up parapsychology - "Into
why I left my job - "Leaving"
what it's like writing a textbook on consciousness - "Conscious
and why I support the legalization of drugs.
I am ...
Patron of Transform - Drug
Honorary Member of
Distinguished Supporter of the
I am an "ally of Naturalism"
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