Professor Richard Wiseman is a psychologist, writer, speaker and magician. He has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world today.’ Richard has written widely on the psychology of magic, deception and illusion, and his books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Richard is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the world’s largest arts festival), and the creator of ‘Quirkology’ – an illusion-based YouTube channel that has attracted over 500 million views. He acts as a creative consultant, including work with Derren Brown, Andy Nyman, The Twilight Zone, Ghost Stories, and Brain Games.
Richard has also devised several unusual and innovative magic shows, including ‘Experimental’ (an immersive show with no performer), ‘Magic Dead’ (a live seance broadcast in infra-red) and ‘You Are Magic’ (in which spectators become the stars of the show).
He holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the Independent On Sunday chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.