Professor Richard Wiseman

Professor Richard WisemanProf Wiseman holds Britain’s only chair in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published over forty papers in academic journals, and gained an international reputation for research into unusual areas of psychology, including deception, luck and the paranormal.

A passionate advocate for science, Prof Wiseman frequently appears on television, in newspapers and magazines, gives public talks and performances about his work, and is the author of The Luck Factor – a best-selling book exploring the lives and minds of lucky and unlucky people. For more information about Prof Wiseman and his work, visit his official website at


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