David has a a PhD in psychology (University of Northampton, UK), a BSc in Psychology (1st class – University of Westminster, UK), a TESOL certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – University of Westminster, UK), a Diploma in Parapsychology (Institute of Parapsychology, Rhine Research Centre, NC, USA), and a PGCertHE (University of Greenwich, UK). He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His doctoral thesis was entitled “The psychology and parapsychology of beliefs about luck and their relation to beliefs about psi and psi performance”.
I am a story-teller and literateur outside the world of academia. I began to read when I was three years old and from that small beginning I have since immersed myself in a process of continual learning; until at this point, my 70th year, I am at home with the professional literature spanning dozens of disciplines. I work with my beloveds, Sara Jane and Ceannt.
I’m an educator, researcher, and administrator in the field of parapsychology with a particular interest in public scholarship, science communication, and research in paranormal belief and haunting experiences. I am a professional member and executive director of the Parapsychological Association (PA), associate member of the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology at Lund University (Sweden) and the editor of Public Parapsychology, a blog devoted to promoting public scholarship in the fields of parapsychology and anomalous psychology. I’m also review board member of the Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, and scientific advisory board member of the Revista Académica Sobre Anomalías del Comportamiento (Journal of Behavioural Anomalies) in Spain.