Ciarán O'Keeffe

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Ciarán O'Keeffe
Born (1971-03-21) 21 March 1971 (age 52)
Norwich, United Kingdom
Known forParanormal Investigator on Most Haunted

Ciarán James O'Keeffe (born 21 March 1971) is an English psychologist specialising in parapsychology and forensic psychology. Ciarán attended John Hampdon Grammar school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and had a brief spell at High Wycombe Music Centre. 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 an 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.[4][5]

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 before studying for his PhD at University of Hertfordshire. He is currently the Academic Head of Department and Senior Lecturer for Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University.[6]


  1. ^ 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". Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
  4. ^ "The paranormal - what do you think?". ITV. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  5. ^ Ling, Thomas (31 October 2017). "The spooky death – and future resurrection – of paranormal TV". Radio Times. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe | Bucks New University -".

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