Ciarán O'Keeffe

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Ciarán O'Keeffe
Born (1971-03-21) 21 March 1971 (age 46)
Norwich, Norfolk, England, U.K.
Known for Paranormal Investigator on Most Haunted

Ciarán James O'Keeffe (born 21 March 1971) is a British psychologist specialising in parapsychology and forensic psychology. Prior to his academic psychology career he trained in contemporary arts and had a teaching position on the BA Art programme at the IADT (Institute of Art, Design & Technology) in Dublin, where he still holds an "Assistant Lecturer" position. He is currently employed at Bucks New University. He has held a research associate position at the University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail and also an online tutor position at Derby University. Previously employed at Liverpool Hope University, lecturing in psychology with a parapsychology component, O'Keeffe is a member of the Society for Psychical Research and a senior advisor to The Ghost Club. According to his own website, he completed his PhD at the University of Hertfordshire under the supervision of Richard Wiseman and Julia Buckroyd.[1][2]

Television career[edit]

O'Keeffe became known in the United Kingdom following his appearances on Living TV's paranormal television series Most Haunted[3] and Jane Goldman Investigates, where he performs the role of parapsychologist and paranormal investigator. He also featured in National Geographic Channel's 2005 series Paranormal?. O'Keeffe is an open-minded skeptic on most paranormal phenomena.[citation needed] Also appeared on ghost adventures in the Hellfire Caves

Other information[edit]

O'Keeffe attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where he double majored in music and psychology. He then completed a MSc in investigative psychology at the University of Liverpool and an MA in Contemporary Sculpture from Goldsmiths before studying for his PhD at University of Hertfordshire.[1]

He is currently living in a village in Buckinghamshire with his wife, 2 children and 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 hedgehogs and an exotic South American breed of hamster. His father is Irish and his mother is Swedish. He is an avid tennis player and currently plays for a county league team.


  1. ^ a b About me section at (accessed 2012 April 11)
  2. ^ According to the British Library Electronic Theses Online Service, O'Keeffe's October 2004 PhD thesis has the title: "Assessing the content of advice from practitioners claiming paranormal ability".[1]
  3. ^ Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe on Most Haunted

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