Members of the research team are doing methodological and grant consulting, as well as developing future research hypotheses and conference presentations.
Professor Rick Gray is currently the Director of Research. Steve Andreas, Acting Chair; Professor William McDowell; Professor Darlene Danaker; Professor Rick Gray; retired Professor Robert Gregory; Richard Liotta, Ph.D.; Lisa Wake; Mike Saggese; Charles Faulkner; Joe Yeager; Ken Allen; Bill Garrison; and the project executive director Frank Bourke constitute the core research team.
The team is growing as additional research endeavors are being formulated and designed. Wayne Perry; Yan Tsirkin; Gina Pickersgill; and Scott Weiner have also contributed to the activities of the research team.
Brief biographies and pictures of team members will be added below as they are completed.
Frank Bourke, Ph.D.: Executive Director of the NLP Research & Recognition Project; his bio is viewable under the Board of Directors heading.
Richard Gray, Director of Research for R&R: Richard M. Gray, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. Prior to his appointment at FDU Dr. Gray served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Probation Department, Brooklyn, New York. Gray was recipient of the 2004 Neurolinguistic Programming World Community Award in Education. He is the author of Archetypal Explorations (1996), Transforming Futures: The Brooklyn Program Facilitators Manual (2008), and About Addictions: Notes from Psychology, Neuroscience, and NLP (2008). Dr. Gray received his BA in psychology from Central College, his MA in social psychology from Fordham University, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the Union Institute. Richard Gray is one of the primary consultants to the NLP R and R project. He works on grant writing and consults regarding methodological considerations.
Ken Allen: Bio will be available soon.
Darlene Danaker: Professor, Marshall University, West Virginia. Bio will be available soon.
Charles Faulkner: Charles Faulkner is on the cutting edge of the new developments and innovations in NLP. His contributions will include his knowledge and applications of Cognitive Linguistics and Neuroscience to NLP. He is the Director of Programs for NLP Comprehensive, where he trains and continues to update NLP Practitioner Certification programs with developing science. Recently Charles has been honored with an appointment as a Visiting Senior Fellow in the University of Surrey School of Management where he will be working with Professors Paul Tosey and Jane Mathison developing the UK NLP Research Program. He is well known trainer of NLP internationally. His work includes the study of decision making in a broad variety of contexts, the role of “metaphor” in communication and behavior, and the modeling of effective cognitive and behavioral strategies. He is particularly well known for his studies of futures traders, having been featured in numerous interviews in books and journals in that field. He has made many contributions to the field of NLP in the areas of language patterns, belief systems, meta-programs, and metaphor-to name a few. He has authored or coauthored numerous NLP books, including NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (1994); which is one of the bestselling books ever in the NLP field. He founded Influential Communications, Inc. in 1991 to make real-world business applications of the latest breakthroughs in the cognitive neurosciences and human performance technologies available to individuals and organizations. He holds degrees in English and Experimental Psychology. He left graduate work in linguistics to pursue mastering NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis. He became an NLP Comprehensive certified trainer in 1987 and a Society of NLP certified trainer in 1988.
Bill Garrison: Bio will be available soon.
Robert Gregory: Retired professor, Bio will be available soon.
Richard Liotta, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychologist, NLP Trainer. His bio is viewable under the Marketing Team heading.
Wayne Perry: Wayne Perry is an NLP Master Practitioner. He trained at NLP California. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the School of Engineering, Columbia University. For over a decade, Wayne has leveraged his skills to achieve success in software delivery, integration and marketing at IBM. He has combined his knowledge and passion of both software development and NLP to create an on-line tool to deliver NLP over the Web.
Gina Pickersgill: Gina is a Spiritual Lifecoach, and Certified Society of NLP Trainer. She trained and assisted with co-creator Richard Bandler and his colleagues on London Seminars from 2001-05. She has been a student with medical intuitive Carolyn Myss and Happiness Project Director Robert Holden among others. In 1999, she gained her degree in Sports and Business studies and introduced the concept of NLP Lifestyle Coaching at Virgin Active’s flagship West London Club, where she worked as a Personal Trainer and Life coach. In 2006 she launched her business in Second Life(tm),where she is pioneering the delivery of NLP in Virtual Worlds teaching applicable NLP- related training courses and events world-wide. She is teaches courses at the London College of Spirituality on Emotional Eating, Addictions and Stress Management using NLP and spiritual principles combined. She is passionate about assisting NLP become recognized as a scientifically proven method of helping others achieve lasting positive change.
Mike Saggese: Bio will be available soon.
Lisa Wake: Lisa Wake is Managing Director of Awaken Consulting and also of Awaken School, a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited NLPt psychotherapy training organization. As a former nurse and NHS manager in the UK, Lisa has a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice exploring NLPt and integrates latest thinking in neuroscience into NLP therapy practice as a trainer, clinician and supervisor. Lisa has served as Chair and Vice Chair of UKCP and was instrumental in working with the Government and Dept of Health on the statutory regulation of psychology, psychotherapy and counseling, and the recently published White Paper on the regulation of non-medical professionals. She worked closely with Skills for Health in implementing the ground work for the development of National Occupational Standards for Psychotherapy. She also challenged the notion of a therapeutic mono-culture for psychotherapy and provided researched based evidence within the Dept of Health and House of Lords to counter the drive by the Dept of Health to exclude equally effective forms of psychotherapy. Lisa is advisor to Association of NLP and was also on the steering committee of the first International NLP research conference at Surrey University. Author of Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy: A Postmodern Perspective; The Role of Brief Therapies in Attachment Disorder; and, NLP – Principles in Practice, Lisa is a committed to NLP research and development and runs the worlds first UK University recognized NLP Trainers Training that has an academic underpinning.
Scott Weiner, Ph.D.: Bio will be available soon.
Joe Yeager: Bio will be available soon.