Susan Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, a TED lecturer, and Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.
She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University (1973), and an MSc and PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980). Her research interests include memes, evolution, consciousness and AI. She practises Zen and plays in a samba band. She is author of over 60 academic articles, 80 book contributions and many book reviews. The Meme Machine (1999) has been translated into nearly twenty other languages. Her most recent books are Seeing Myself: What Out-of-body Experiences Tell Us About Life, Death & the Mind (2017) and Consciousness: An Introduction (3rd edition with Emily Troscianko, 2018).