A Member of the Inner Magic Circle, Richard has attracted over 500 million views on YouTube. He is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, acts as a consultant for Derren Brown, and was named one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.


Richard’s 59 seconds channel is based on his best-selling book, and presents psychological techniques that can be learnt in less than a minute, including fast track ways of improving your sleep, eating more healthily, and being lucky. Richard’s famous Quirkology YouTube channel contains illusion-based videos and explores the psychology of curiosity. Richard also recently teamed up with Marvin’s Magic to create a Quirkology set containing jaw-dropping illusions surprising science stunts.

scotsRichard’s work has appeared on the front page of newspapers and magazines around the world, including The TimesThe Guardian, and The New Yorker. He also regularly appears on BBC Radio 4, including interviews on The Life Scientific, The Today Programme and The Infinite Monkey Cage.  A Member of the Inner Magic Circle, Richard regularly acts as a creative consultant, including work on Derren Brown InvestigatesAndy Nyman’s hit West End show Ghost Stories, The Almeida Theatre’s Twilight Zone, and Neil Gaiman’s opera Coraline.  Television credits include National Geographic’s Brain Games and The History Channel’s Your Bleeped Up Brain.