Caroline Watt


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room S39, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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  • Office hours Fridays 9-10am (via Collaborate)


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, published in 2016. In August 2016 I was 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.

Undergraduate teaching

I teach an Honours option course called Methods and Controversies 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.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

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

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Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Replication and methodological issues in parapsychology