Renaud Evrard (leader researcher)
Renaud Evrard is a clinical psychologist and a doctoral student at the University of Rouen, France. He’s a member of the Student group of the Institut Métapsychique International, Paris (www.metapsychique.org). His main interest are on clinical, historical and theoretical aspects of parapsychology. He received many grants and prizes for his work, as the Schmeidler Outstanding Student Award 2009 of the Parapsychological Association. He co-founded in 2009 the Center for Information, Research and Counseling on Exceptional Experiences (www.circee.org). He sees WoP as an opportunity to help people from all countries to get trustworty informations about so-called paranormal phenomena and exceptional experiences, and to improve interactions between the few researchers in parapsychology all around the world.
Nikolaos Koumartzis (leader technical manager)
Nikolaos Koumartzis is a coordinator of Hellenic Society of Metaphysics (HSM – www.metafysiko.gr), a web-based community, holding the positions of Chief Editor and Senior Art&Web Designer by 2006 and onwards.
Concerning his relationship with parapsychology community, he is a member of British Society for Psychical Research and a constant subscriber of the well-known lexscien library. Moreover, he is a well-established author in Greece regarding parapsychology research, writing for the last 5 years a monthly column regarding academic parapsychology in Greek magazines. Recently, his latest book “Psychical Research in Greece” (Dion publications, June 2010) was published focusing on the history of the (now inactive) Hellenic Society of Psychical Research and its president Dr. Aggelos Tanagras.
Regarding his academic career, he is an alumni of London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) where he conducted research about the on-the-rise phenomenon of online censorship (see BT’s CleanFeed and Online Censorship in UK, Amazon.com), while he is currently conducted PhD research on the very same issue in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Hellenic Society of Metaphysics (HSM)
The World of Parapsychology (WoP) project would never become true without the support (technical and ethical) of HSM, a pioneer community (solely web-based) that was founded in 2002 and now is responsible for dozens of informational websites focusing on psychic phenomena, parapsychology research and many aspects of the Aristotle’s metaphysical philosophy (in general), and a carefully moderated forum with more than 9.000 registered members (July 2010). The community is moderated by a small (carefully chosen) team of highly educated people, in which the members acts in a direct democracy manner.
The main portal of HSM is www.metafysiko.gr with more than 450 studies, interviews, research-on-the-spot etc., while there is a far limited English version at www.metafysiko.org.
|Cousins Wendy||North Ireland|
|Ruffles Tom||United Kingdom|
|De Angelis Roberto||Italy|
|Erickson Kathleen E.||USA|
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