I completed my undergraduate BSc (2001 - Main study: Memory and Part set cuing effects) and a postgraduate MSc (2007 - 2 Main studies: 1. I.Q. Assessment and the usefulness of the Ravens Progressive Matrices as a predictor of ability and 2. Focus groups with Adults who have Learning Disabilities) at Manchester Metropolitan University. My PhD (Paranormal Belief) is due for completion in October/November 2013.
I am a Lecturer and Researcher in Cognitive and Parapsychology
I have been research active for several years and have contributed to many published works. I am the founder of the film club at MMU and have recently set up a paranormal group that holds regular weekly meetings to discuss all things paranormal, which promotes student engagement and interest in this interesting area of research.
My research interests are in Parapsychology, (Paranormal Belief, Urban legends and Conspiracy Theories), Memory and part set cuing effects, neuropsychology and deficits caused by TBI.
My key areas of interest are:
I recently presented at the recent (July, 2012) RIHSC conference; a presentation and poster entitled: "Reality testing, conspiracy theories, and paranormal beliefs". He also attended the BIAL Foundation conference in Portugal (April 2012) delivering a presentation and poster regarding Paranormal Belief and Well Being.
NA. Dagnall, H. irwin, K. drinkwater Dispositional Scepticism, Attitudes to Science, and Belief in the Paranormal. Australian Journal of Parapsychology. 16(2), pp.117-131.
N. Dagnall, A. Denovan, K. Drinkwater, A. Parker, P. Clough (2017). Statistical Bias and Endorsement of Conspiracy Theories. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 31(4), pp.368-378.
N. Dagnall, A. Denovan, K. Drinkwater, A. Parker, PJ. Clough (2017). Urban legends and paranormal beliefs: The role of reality testing and schizotypy. Frontiers in Psychology. 8(JUN),
NA. Dagnall, H. Irwin, K. Drinkwater TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE: ARE PARANORMAL DISBELIEVERS A MIRROR IMAGE OF BELIEVERS?. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.
K. Drinkwater, N. Dagnall, S. Grogan, V. Riley (2017). Understanding the unknown: A thematic analysis of subjective paranormal experiences. Australian Journal of Parapsychology.
N. Dagnall, A. Denovan, K. Drinkwater, A. Parker, P. Clough (2016). Toward a better understanding of the relationship between belief in the paranormal and statistical bias: The potential role of schizotypy. Frontiers in Psychology. 7(JUL),
NA. Dagnall, K. drinkwater, A. parker, P. clough (2016). Paranormal Experience, Belief in the Paranormal and Anomalous Beliefs. Paranthropolgy. 7(1), pp.4-15.
HJ. Irwin, N. Dagnall, K. Drinkwater (2015). Belief Inconsistency in Conspiracy Theorists. Comprehensive Psychology. 4, pp.17.CP.4.19-17.CP.4.19.
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society; I am a member of the American Parapsychological Society and a core member of RIHSC and is an affiliate member of the Northampton University's Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP) chaired by Professor Chris Roe.