Christine Simmonds-Moore is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia. She has a PhD in psychology from the University of Northampton. She taught psychology at Liverpool Hope University, after which time she moved to the USA and worked as a researcher at the Rhine Research Center (RRC). She served for 2 years on the Board of the Parapsychology Association and was recently re-elected to the Board. She is also on the board of the Rhine Research Center. Christine was the recipient of two awards related to parapsychology - the Gertrude Schmeidler award from the PA and the D. Scott Rogo Award for Parapsychological Literature (from the Parapsychology Foundation). She is also the recipient of several Bial-funded research grants. Her research interests include exceptional psychology; paranormal belief and disbelief, clinical approaches to exceptional experiences, individual differences (in particular positive schizotypy), sleep and other altered states, synesthesia and their relationships to exceptional experiences. Her and her colleagues are about to embark on a Bial funded study exploring experiences resulting from using the Shakti Helmet. She is a co author of a text book on Anomalistic Psychology (with Nicola J.Holt, David Luke and Christopher C. French) and the editor of Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on mind, body and human potential (MaFarland).