Richard Wiseman currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published his research in some of the world's leading academic journals and written several best-selling books, including 'The Luck Factor' and '59 Seconds'.

Richard's psychology-based YouTube videos have received over 40 million views and he has given keynote addresses to organisations across the globe, including The Royal Society, The Swiss Economic Forum, and Google. He is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.

Richard began his working life as a professional magician and was recently invited to become a member of The Inner Magic Circle. He is based in both London and Edinburgh, likes sushi, is fond of dogs, and finds Arrested Development very funny.