Emily Kelly's Bio

Emily Kelly's Bio

Emily Williams Kelly, Ph.D.

Division of Perceptual Studies


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


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.