Matt Colborn, D.Phil

Lecturer

Matt holds an MSc. with Distinction in cognitive science from the University of Birmingham and a D.Phil in biology from the University of Sussex. His book Pluralism and the Mind: Consciousness, Worldviews and the Limits of Science was published in 2011 to favourable reviews.Matthew has contributed to parapsychology with academic contributions on the ‘decline effect’ and has been a member of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) since 1998. He currently serves on the SPR’s Survival Research Committee. His research interests include topics in Consciousness Studies, anomalistic psychology, ecopsychology, animal consciousness and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). For publications see his academia.edu page. Matthew is also a health coach with a level 3 diploma in GP referral from the Wright Foundation and level 4 specialisations in Mental Health and Obesity & Diabetes. He has a deep interest in Tibetan Buddhism and is a practitioner of meditation and yoga. He has written speculative fiction and is a painter.