2014 Outstanding Career Award Winner: Deborah L. Delanoy
on Thursday, June 19, 2014
Congratulations to Deborah L. Delanoy, who has been selected to receive the PA's 2014 Outstanding Career Award. This award goes to a PA professional or associate member to recognize sustained research or service contributions that have advanced the discipline of parapsychology.
Deborah, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, worked in publishing and in retail before moving to Scotland to study parapsychology in 1979. She was at Edinburgh University for 20 years, first as a postgraduate PhD student, studying under John Beloff, and then as a Research Fellow for the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology. With the Koestler Professor, Robert Morris, she shared the role of Guest Professor at the IGPP in Freiburg, Germany (1995-98). In 1999 she joined the University of Northampton (then a University College) as a Professor of Psychology. At Northampton her roles included Division and then School Research Leader and, latterly, Associate Dean, School for Social Sciences with a remit that included research, enterprise development, internationalization and postgraduate research and taught degrees. She was a Perrott-Warrick Scholar (2000 - 05) and a founding member and Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP). Her research has primarily focused upon the training and development of ESP, utilising free-response methodologies (e.g., the ganzfeld) and DMILS research, including examination of the role of the sender/agent. She retired from Northampton in 2010 as an Emeritus Professor of Psychology and spent a following year as a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh University. Currently living in Scotland, she regularly attends meetings of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) at Edinburgh.
Her involvement with professional organisations includes serving on the PA Board of Directors for a total of 14 years (President, 1994). She has been on the Council of the Society for Psychical Research since 1994 and was President from 2007 – 2011.
For more information about the PA's annual awards, please visit: http://www.parapsych.org/section/27/awards.aspx