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:

   Books, book chapters and entries:

Kelly, E.W. and Tucker, J. B., Research methods with spontaneous case studies. In E. Cardeña, J. Palmer, & D. Marcusson-Clavertz (eds.), Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, Chapter 5 (pp. 63-76).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 2015.

Kelly, E.W., editor, Science, The Self and Survival After Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 415 pages, 2012.

Kelly, E. W. and Kelly, Ed. F., Evidence for post-mortem survival. In S. Kakar & J. J. Kripal (eds.), Seriously Strange: Thinking Anew about Psychical Experiences (pp. 1-43). NY: Penguin Books. 2012.

Kelly, E.W., and Kelly, E. F.,From Luke Skywalker to the Corps of Discovery: The Sursem CTR Series. In J. Ogilvie (ed.), An Actual Man: Michael Murphy and the Human Potential Movement , pp. 129-137.  Berkeley, CA: Minuteman Press., 2010.

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., Entry on F. W. H. Myers. Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, Thoemmes Press, 2004.

   Papers:

Nahm, A., Navarini, A., and Kelly, E.W., Canities subita: A reappraisal of the evidence based on 196 case reports published in the medical literature. International Journal of Trichology, 5:63-68, 2013.

Kelly, E. W. and Kelly, E. F., Parapsychology in context: The big picture. Journal of Parapsychology, 76:26-28, 2013.

Nahm, M., Greyson B., Kelly, E.W., and Haraldsson, E., Terminal lucidity: A review and a case collection. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 55:138-142, 2012.

Kelly, E. W. and Arcangel, D., An investigation of mediums who claim to give information about deceased persons. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199:11-17, 2011.

Kelly, E.W., Some directions for research on mediumship. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 24:247-282, 2010.

Kelly, E.W., and Kelly, E. F., Where science and religion intersect: The work of Ian Stevenson. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22:73-82, 2008.

Kelly, E.W. and Alvarado, C. S., Frederic William Henry Myers, 1843-1901. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162:34, 2005.

Kelly, E.W., The Contribution of F.W.H. Myers 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., Greyson, B., and Stevenson, I., Do any near-death experiences provide evidence for the survival of human personality after death? Relevant features and illustrative case reports. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 12:377-406, 1998.

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

Stevenson, I., and Cook, E.W., Involuntary memories during severe physical Illness or injury. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183:452-458, 1995.

Cook, E.W., The subliminal consciousness: F.W.H. Myers’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.

Kelly, E.W., The Contribution of F.W.H. Myers 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., and 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. and Cook, E.W., Involuntary memories during severe physical Illness or injury. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183, 452-458, 1995.

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

Stevenson, I. Owens, J.E., 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.