Chris  Nunn Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Chris Nunn

Associate editor
Journal of Consciousness Studies

I'm a retired psychiatrist who worked for the British overseas development administration and in a variety of academic units, most recently Southampton university medical school. I got into consciousness studies around 1990, inspired by reading Roger Penrose's book 'The Emperor's New Mind', and have pursued interests in both the physics of consciousness and the cultural correlates of mind (i.e. meme theory and the like) ever since.


Born in the English Lake District and went to medical school in London (St Thomas's hospital). University training posts in psychiatry in Bristol and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then worked for the British ODA in Zambia and the West Indies (windward islands). Returned to Newcastle for a time and then joined the newly established academic psychiatric unit in Southampton. Remained there for 21 years. Got interested in consciousness studies and conducted the first published test of OrchOR theory. Following retirement, helped out with Journal of Consciousness Studies editorial functions and published a range of papers and books on consciousness-related topics. Married (twice) with four children.


    MD (London), MBBS, FRCPych

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Bipolar disorder and psychiatric service delivery; physics of consciousness; meme and archetype theory.

Personal Interests

    Sailing, walking, history and, latterly, helping out with village activities.


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