Emily Kelly's Bio

Emily Kelly's Bio

Emily Williams Kelly, Ph.D.

Division of Perceptual Studies

Address:

University of Virginia Health System
Division of Perceptual Studies
P. O. Box 800152
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434/924-2281
Fax: 434/924-1712

email: ewc2r@virginia.edu

Education:

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh , Scotland, Ph.D., 1993  

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, M.A., 1986                                                 

Duke University, Durham, NC, B.A., 1971

Professional Appointments:                                                                                      

June 1996- present:  Assistant Professor, Research, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

July 1993-June 1995:  Assistant Professor, Research, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Personality Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1978-1986:  Research Assistant to Dr. Ian Stevenson, Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Research Interests:                                                                                                     

Spontaneous paranormal experiences suggesting survival of human personality after bodily death including apparitions, deathbed visions, and Near-death experiences.

Recent publications:   

Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century by  Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso, and Bruce Greyson.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, November, 2006. 800 pages. ISBN 0-7425-4792-2.  Included with the volume is a CD of F.W.H. Myers's two-volume 1903 classic Human Personality. (release date November 1st, 2006).

Kelly, E.W. The Contribution of F.W.H. Meyers to Psychology. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 65:65-90, 2001.

Kelly, E.W. Near-death experiences with reports of meeting deceased people. Death Studies 25:229-249, 2001.

Kelly, E.W., Greyson, B., Stevenson, I. Can experiences of near death furnish evidence of Life after death?  Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 40:513-519, 1999-2000.

Cook, E.W. Survival research and parapsychology: An essay review.  Journal of Parapsychology, 60, 343-355, 1996.

Stevenson, I., Cook, E.W. Involuntary memories during severe physical Illness or injury. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183, 452-458.

Cook, E.W. The subliminal consciousness: F.W.H. Meyers's approach to the question of survival. Journal of Parapsychology 58, 39-58, 1994.

Stevenson, I. Owens, J.E., and Cook, E.W. Features of "Near-death experience" in relation to whether or not patients were near death.  The Lancet 336:1175-1177, 1990.

Stevenson, I., Cook, E.W. McClean-Rice, N. Are persons reporting "Near-death experiences" really near death? A study of medical records. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying 20, 45-54, 1989-90.

Cook. E.W. The survival question: Impasse or crux?  Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 81, 125-139, 1987.

Professional Activities:

Parapsychological Association 1981-2003.

Managing Editor and Book Review Editor, Journal of Parapsychology, Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC 1995-97.

Business Manager, Parapsychological Association , 1993-95.

Program Chair, Parapsychological Association Convention, 1992.

Editor, Research in Parapsychology, 1991, 1992.

Trustee, American Society for Psychical Research, 1990-93.

Voting Member, American Society for Psychical Research, 1980-96.