I originally commenced my research career in the field of parapsychology in 2011, with my honours dissertation “Potential variables associated with out-of-body experiences (OBEs)” which I completed at Monash University. The findings from my preliminary research were published in the Australian Journal of Parapsychological Research, resulting in a paper which was awarded an Original Research Article commendation. From 2012-16 I completed my PhD in psychology, focusing on the intrasubjective nature of embodiment. My post-doctoral work from 2016 was based on the factors that give rise to realistic and impressionable perceptions in self-induced out-of-body experiences (OBEs), which was supported by the Parapsychological Association Research Endowment fund.
Throughout my research I have also contributed extensively in teaching roles at the various institutes around Melbourne, Australia. I have taught psychology and counselling skills at Monash University, Federation University, Monash College, Federation College, Phoenix Institute of Australia, and most recently at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Although my main areas of teaching psychology are in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology, I also have a strong interest in facilitating transformative education. For example, during my time at Phoenix Institute, I introduced a Higher Education course on Personality Development which facilitated learning via personal introspection and self-reflection.
As a clinician, counsellor, and consultant, I have worked with the St Vincent De Paul Society, Doncare, the Men’s Referral Service, and in private practice with a number of organisations including Kew Consulting, the Tonic Tree, and via freelance consulting.
I have formed several international links with organisation and outlets who support holistic self-developmental and growth, including the International Academy of Consciousness, the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, the Out-of-Body & Near Death Experience Society, the International Association for Near Death Studies, as well as the Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, where I have served as a review board member from 2014, and the Centre for Exceptional Human Potential, where I have held the role of Lead Researcher since 2016.