Prof Caroline Watt

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0131 650 3382
S39 (7GS)
Research Interests
Replication and methodological issues in parapsychology

I am a member of the Differential and Health Psychology group and a founder member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU), which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2015. 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, and to write Parapsychology: A Beginner's Guide, released by Oneworld Publications in 2016. In August 2016 I am honoured to take up the position of Koestler Chair of Parapsychology.

For further information about my work, please visit the KPU website, blog, and Twitter @KPUNews. Summary information is below.


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.

My STUDENT CONSULTATION HOURS are 11am - 1pm on Thursdays (Semester 1). If you need to see me outside of these hours, feel free to knock on my door, or send me an email to arrange a time.

PhD Opportunities

Info about PG supervision

I am interested in supervising Doctoral research that contributes to our understanding of methodological issues in parapsychology (e.g., replication, study registration).

Contact me to further explore topics.



Students supervised