About C-FAR

The Centre for Fundamental and Anomalies Research is based in Surrey, England, about a half an hour train journey from London Waterloo station. Please send general enquiries to the email address on the right.

Research Team

David Rousseau, PhD
Projects Director

David is a systems philosopher, and co-founded C-FAR in 2000. His early career involved more than 20 years in senior management, programme management and systems engineering roles in the aerospace and semiconductor industries. Over that period he maintained a long-standing research interest in exceptional human experiences, and their relevance to the Big Questions. Over the past 20 years he has served as trustee of various charitable research-oriented societies and trust funds, and in a number of administrative and advisory capacities. He is currently Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, Honorary Treasurer of the Society for Psychical Research, and Chairman of the SPRís Research Activities Committee. He is a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Scientific Exploration and the Journal and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
David Rousseau's Publications & Biography.

Julie Rousseau, BSc (Hons) Mathematics
Development Director

Julie has more than 20 years experience in Information Technology and Knowledge Management. She specialises in technical communication and in helping people with diverse backgrounds to understand one another's needs and concerns. She has held senior roles in product management, project management and business development. She has a particular interest in the process of scientific discovery and the way in which controversial ideas are disseminated and discussed within the community.

Zofia Weaver, PhD

Zofia is an expert in linguistics, and a past editor of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (1999 - 2003). She is the author, with Prof. Ian Stevenson and Mary Rose Barrington, of The World in a Grain of Sand (2005, McFarland), a comprehensive study of the Polish clairvoyant Stefan Ossowiecki. She is based in Nottingham, UK.

Richard Broughton, PhD

Richard is a parapsychologist and an expert in the study of anomalous intuition and the emotional underpinnings of psi. He is past Research Director of the Rhine Institute, and founder of Intuition Labs. He is a board member of the Parapsychology Association (where has he twice served as President) and of the Society for Psychical Research. He teaches at the Division of Psychology at the University of Northampton (UK), and is the author of the critically acclaimed Parapsychology: The Controversial Science (1992, Rider & Co).

Edwin May, PhD

Ed is a nuclear physicist, an expert in the study of anomalous cognition, and was Director of the U.S. Government-sponsored Cognitive Sciences Program (initially based at Stanford Research Institute) from 1985 to 1995. He is a member of the Parapsychological Association, an affiliate member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and founder of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research based in Palo Alto, CA. Ed's seminal work analysing anomalous cognition in terms of communications system theory concepts is fundamental to C-FAR's ongoing projects analysing exceptional human faculties in naturalistic terms.
Ed May Biography and Ed May Publications

Adrian Ryan

Adrian is a business systems analyst based in London, UK, and an expert in the effects of geomagnetic activity (GMA) on human performance. He recently published a ground-breaking analysis of the reported correlation between ESP performance and local sidereal time (2008, New Insights into the Links between ESP and Geomagnetic Activity. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22(3), 335-358). He is currently leading a project investigating the effects of GMA on exceptional cognitive abilities of Buddhist monks at a monastery in Scotland.

Mary Rose Barrington, MA

Mary Rose is a lawyer based in London, UK, and a Vice President of the Society for Psychical Research. She is an expert in the study of spontaneous psychical phenomena and has conducted important research into psychokinetic phenomena, including work with the healer Matthew Manning. She is co-author with Zofia Weaver and Prof. Ian Stevenson of The World in a Grain of Sand: The Clairvoyance of Stefan Ossowiecki (2005, McFarland).


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