Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by one Scientific American columnist as ‘….the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’. He has written several best selling popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds), and has sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
His YouTube channels have received over 500 million views and are some of the most watched channels in the UK. 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 consultant for Derren Brown, Brain Games, Your Bleeped Up Brain, and Mythbusters. Many of Richard’s Quirkology videos are used in training seminars and college lessons across the world.
Richard Wiseman began his working life as a professional magician and is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology (University of Hertfordshire). In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Abertay University for his work into the public understanding of science.
Richard Wiseman has presented keynote addresses about the psychology of luck and change to organisations around the world, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and the Swiss Economic Forum. For the past decade, Richard has also spoken at several science and literary festivals, including The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Edinburgh Book Festival, The Cheltenham Literary Festival and The Dubai Festival of Literature.
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