The winner of the Parapsychological Association's 2020 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award is Harvey J. Irwin. This annual award honors a PA member who has made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science, and thereby advanced the discipline of parapsychology. This award has been given to Prof. Irwin for his many years of teaching in parapsychology, his books An Introduction to Parapsychology and The Psychology of Paranormal Belief: A Researcher’s Handbook  as well as his original and thought-provoking articles spanning both psychology and parapsychology.

Until his formal retirement in 2003, Harvey Irwin was an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia where he taught Psychopathology. Subsequently, he continued his research as an honorary research associate of his former university. When this position was not renewed he joined Manchester Metropolitan University as a Visiting Research Fellow. Harvey's parapsychological research interests relate to belief in the paranormal, psychological bases of parapsychological experiences (in particular, extrasensory experiences, out-of-body experiences, and near-death experiences), the phenomenology of parapsychological experiences, and parapsychology from the perspective of the sociology of science. His non-parapsychological research interests include the origins of dissociative disorders.

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