About

Richard Wiseman began his working life as a professional magician and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology (University of Hertfordshire).  He researches the psychology of luck, change, perception and deception, and his work has been published in leading academic journals.  Richard has written several bestselling books, including The Luck FactorQuirkology, and 59 Seconds.  He has delivered keynote addresses to organisations across the world, including The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.  Richard was listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live, and has acted as a creative consultant to Derren Brown, The MythBusters, and Heston Blumenthal.  Richard is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter, his YouTube channel has received over 300 million views, and one Scientific American columnist described him as  ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’.

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