Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. His research has been published in leading academic journals, with one Scientific American columnist labelling him ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’.
He has written several best-selling popular psychology books that have been translated into over 30 languages, including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds. Richard’s YouTube channel has received over 150 million views, and has created more viral videos than anyone else in the UK. He has given keynote addresses to The Royal Society, The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.
Finally, 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.
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….researches an eclectic range of topics including luck, self-help, illusion and persuasion.
….is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter.
…. has created mass participation experiments that have involved over 2 million people.
….is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and was the 2010 Guest Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
….began his working life as a professional magician and is a member of The Inner Magic Circle.
….is based in both London and Edinburgh.
….likes sushi, is fond of dogs, and finds Arrested Development very funny.