David Wilde

David Wilde

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Psychology

Role

Dr. David Wilde is module leader for two undergraduate modules; Individual Differences and Psychology of Anomalous Experiences. He is also module leader for the MSc module Qualitative Research Design and Analysis. He also teaches tutorials for CHiPs and Research Methods, and lectures on three further modules; Research Methods; Research Methods and Statistics and Qualitative; Research Design and Analysis with Dr Eva Sundin.

His main duties are teaching on the above modules and organising and teaching the CHiPs tutorials. In addition to this he supervises PhD students. He also runs an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Group at NTU.

Career overview

David joined Nottingham Trent University in November 2011. He gained his undergraduate degree in Psychology with Human Physiology at the University of Sunderland in 1996. Following that he graduated with an MSc in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey in 1997.

After working for a time as an Environmental Psychologist, he took up a research post in 2000 at the University of Sheffield working in the field of Palliative Care.

In 2005, he attained a Diploma in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology from Liverpool John Moore’s University and in the same year joined the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, working as a research and teaching assistant. Whilst at Manchester he began working on his PhD investigating the occurrence and phenomenology of out-of-body and near-death experiences.

More recently, David has been working on a Macmillan Cancer Support funded project in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield and writing up his Phd, which he submitted in 2011.

Research areas

David’s research interests span a variety of topics including Out-of-Body Experiences / Near-Death Experiences, anomalous experiences and mental health, health related topics, particularly in the areas of cancer, palliative care and long-term-conditions, patient & public (consumer) involvement in research. He mainly supervises students wishing to take a qualitative approach to these topics.

External activity

Dr Wilde is a Visiting Lecturer to Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Wilde has worked with:

  • Bial Foundation
  • Macmillan Cancer Research

Publications

Journals:
* Hunt, J., Stevens, T., Mitchell, N., Wilde, D., & Ahmedzai, S.H. (2002). How Cancer Service Users can Influence Research and Practice. Nursing Times, 98(33), 32-33.

* Stevens, T., Wilde, D., Hunt, J. & Ahmedzai, S. H. (2003). Overcoming the Challenges to Consumer Involvement in Cancer Research. Health Expectations 6, 81-88.

* Stevens, T., Wilde, D., Paz, S., Rawson, A., Wragg, D. & Ahmedzai, S. H. (2003). Palliative Care Research Protocols: A Special Case for Ethical Review? Palliative Medicine, 17, 482-490.

* Murray, C.D., Fox, J. and Wilde, D. (2005). Self-concept and Body Investment in Out-of-Body Experients. Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association, 48th Annual Convention. pp.231-235.

* Murray, C. D., Howard, T., Fox, J. Caillette, F., Simmonds-Moore, C., & Wilde, D. (2005). The Design and Implementation of the Telepathic Immersive Reality System. The International Journal of Parapsychology, 13, 1-25.

* Murray, C.D. Fox, J. and Wilde, D. (2005). Do Out-Of-Body Experients Have Better Visual Imagery Skills Than Non-Experients? 29th International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research, pp. 20-21.

* Murray, C.D., Wilde, D. and Fox, J. (2006). Differences in Self-concept and Body Investment in Out-of-Body Experients and Non-experients. European Journal of Parapsychology, 21(1), 27-37.

* Murray, C.D., Fox, J. and Wilde, D. (2006). The Relationship Between Belief in the Paranormal and Performance On A Visual Imagery Task: Do Out-Of-Body Experients Have Better Visual Imagery Skills Than Non-Experients? Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 70(3), 170-176.

* Wilde, D., Murray, C.D. & Fox, J. (2006). Do Out-of-body Experients Have Better Visual Imagery Skills Than Non-Experients? Proceedings of the 49th Parapsychological Association Annual Convention. pp. 349-354.

* Murray, C. D., Howard, T., Wilde, D., Fox, J. and Simmonds-Moore, C. (2007). Testing for Telepathy Using an Immersive Virtual Environment. Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 105-124.

* Campbell, F., & Wilde, D. (2007). The Paraquest 3rd Annual Conference: A Review. The Paranormal Review, 3, 30-32.

* Wilde, D. (2008). Lecture Review: A 5-year Clinical Study of Near-Death Experiences in a Welsh Intensive Therapy Unit by Penny Sartori. The Paranormal Review, 48, 28-30.

* Wilde, D., & Murray, C. D. (2009). The Evolving Self: Finding Meaning in Near-Death Experiences Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 12(3), 223-239.

* Wilde, D. & Murray, C. D. (2009). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Out-of-Body Experiences in Two Cases of Novice Meditators. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 37(2), 16-44.

* Wilde, D., & Murray, C. D. (2010). Interpreting the Anomalous: Finding Meaning in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 7(1), 57-72.

* Caldon, L. M. J., Collins, K. A., Wilde, D. J., Ahmedzai, S. H., Noble, T. W., Stotter, A., Sibbering, D. M., Holt, S., & Reed, M. W. R. (2011). Why Do Hospital Mastectomy Rates Vary? Differences in the Decision-Making Experiences of Women with Breast Cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 104, 1551-1557.

Book chapters:
* Stevens, T. & Wilde, D. (2005). Consumer Involvement in Cancer Research in the United Kingdom: The Benefits and Challenges. Routledge.

* Murray, C. D., Wilde, D., & Murray, J. (2009). Finding Meaning in Out-of-Body Experiences: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. In C. D. Murray (Ed.) Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences, Nova Science Publishers, New York. pp. 105-127

* Murray, C. D., Wilde, D., & Murray, J. (2009) Finding Meaning in Near-Death Experiences: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. In C. D. Murray (Ed.) Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences, Nova Science Publishers, New York. pp. 205-219.

* Wilde, D. (2009). Taking the Psychological Approach: Blackmore and Irwin in Context. In C .D. Murray (Ed.) Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences, Nova Science Publishers, New York. pp. 64-68.

* Wilde, D., & Murray, C. D. (2011, Accepted). Prospecting in the Light: The Future of NDE Research. In M. Perera, K. Jagadheesan,& A. Peake (Eds.), Making Sense of Near-death Experiences: A Handbook for Clinicians(pp. 128-134). London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.