Caroline Watt


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room S39, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • My office hours (Semester 1, from Sept 2019) are 9am-11am Thursdays. Feel free to drop in or email me to arrange to meet at other times.


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 am Year 2 Course Organiser.

I also teach a Y4 option course 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).

Contact me to further explore topics

Current PhD students supervised