Episode 60 – Researching PSI from a Skeptical Point of View with Professor Chris French

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In this episode, myself and Matthew from Consciousness Matters talk with world-renowned Parapsychology skeptic Professor Chris Fench. We discuss at length his own research and research done in general on psi phenomena, and its implications (or lack there of) on modern science.


Professor Chris French is the Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Patron of the British Humanist Association. He has published over 150 articles and chapters covering a wide range of topics. His main current area of research is the psychology of paranormal beliefs and anomalous experiences. He frequently appears on radio and television casting a sceptical eye over paranormal claims. His most recent book is Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience.

Grants and Awards

Chris has received external grant funding from a variety of organisations to support his work including: ESRC, MRC, Perrott-Warrick Committee, Society for Psychical Research, British Academy, Wellcome Trust, and the BIAL Foundation.