Dr Caroline Watt

Photograph of Dr Caroline Watt
Senior Lecturer
0131 650 3382
S33 (7GS)
Research Interests
Broadly: the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, and methodological issues in parapsychology

Between October 2010 and December 2014 I held the prestigious Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher Fellowship. This enabled me to pursue a programme of research investigating the psychology of precognitive dream experiences.

I am a member of the Differential and Health Psychology group and a founder member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU).  For further information about my work, please visit the KPU website. Summary information is below. The KPU celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2015. Follow my blog to find out more about the events we will be staging throughout the year to mark our anniversary.


Currently I teach a Y4 option course in Parapsychology, as part of the Undergraduate Honours Psychology degree programme. I also run an online parapsychology course, which allows the general public to explore parapsychological topics.

PhD Opportunities

Info about PG supervision

I am interested in supervising Doctoral research in the following areas:

  • Methodological issues in parapsychology
  • The psychology of precognitive dream experiences
  • The causes and consequences of belief in the paranormal.

Contact me to further explore topics.



Students supervised