Richard Wiseman offers unique keynotes with a focus on psychological topics such as luck, self-help, illusion and persuasion. He has had worked published in prestigious journals, has written best-sellers, and he has been the consultant on popular TV shows such as MythBusters and The Mentalist. Richard Wiseman is sure to impress and amaze at any event.
Richard Wiseman possesses Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. This is where he researches a diverse range of topics, including luck, self-help, illusion and persuasion. His work has been published in some of the world’s leading academic journals and cited in over 20 introductory textbooks.
Richard has also written several best-selling books that have been translated into over 30 languages, including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds. His psychology-based YouTube videos have received over 45 million views and he has given keynote addresses to organisations across the world, including The Royal Society, The Swiss Economic Forum, and Google.
In addition to all this, Richard is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. More than 2 million people have taken part in his mass participation experiments and he has served as creative consultant to popular personalities and TV shows such as Derren Brown, The MythBusters, CBS’s The Mentalist, Heston Blumenthal, Nick Cave and Jeremy Deller.
Richard is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and was the 2010 Guest Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Richard’s working life began as a professional magician and is a member of The Inner Magic Circle.
He is based in both London and Edinburgh, likes sushi, is fond of dogs, and finds Arrested Development very funny.
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