Prof. Chris Roe, Bsc, MSc, PhD, AFBPs, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Northampton in the UK. He is Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes and is Course Leader for Northampton’s MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies. Chris was awarded his PhD by the University of Edinburgh for research on the ways in which psychic effects might be simulated using conventional psychology. His research at Northampton has continued his interest in the psychology of anomalous experience and has concerned topics ranging from spirituality and wellbeing, psychic deception, correlates of paranormal belief and experience, and experimental tests of claimed phenomena of extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. He is past Editor of the SPR Journal, a Board Member and past president of the Parapsychological Association, Council Member of the Society for Psychical Research, and a Committee member for the BPS Transpersonal Psychology Section.
He served as Editor of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research from 2003 to 2018 and served as President of the Society from April 2018 to May 2021. He was appointed as a Vice President in May 2021.
Conference Programme Committee
Organises the Society's annual international conference, usually held in early September
Chairman: Prof. Adrian Parker
Provides academic editorial advice for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research
Chairman: Prof. Chris Roe
Members: Dr Carlos Alvarado, Prof. Stephen Braude, Dr Richard Broughton, Prof. Bernard Carr, Prof. Deborah Delanoy, Dr Alan Gauld, Prof. Adrian Parker, Prof. John Poynton, Adrian Ryan, Dr Stefan Schmidt, Dr Paul Stevens, Prof. Caroline Watt
Education and Publicity Committee
Co-ordinates and publicises educational activities
Chairman: Prof. Bernard Carr