Susan Blackmore

Agent: Donald Winchester

Sue Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University and an MSc and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey. Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness, and meditation. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug legalization and plays in her village samba band, Crooked Tempo.

Sue Blackmore writes for several magazines and newspapers, blogs for the Guardian newspaper and Psychology Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over sixty academic articles, about eighty book contributions, and many book reviews. Her books include DYING TO LIVE (1993), IN SEARCH OF THE LIGHT (1996), TEST YOUR PSYCHIC POWERS (co-author, 1997), THE MEME MACHINE (1999), CONVERSATIONS ON CONSCIOUSNESS (2005), ZEN AND THE ART OF CONSCIOUSNESS (2011) and CONSCIOUSNESS: AN INTRODUCTION (latest edition 2010/2011). Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

She has two children and lives in south Devon with her husband Adam Hart-Davis.