There are few parapsychologists in the world – perhaps 50 people – who are involved in paranormal research. In Australia there are three academics that I am aware of who specialize in parapsychology.
I think the study of the paranormal dovetails beautifully into so many areas of study. I can easily see why it overlaps with philosophy and psychology. But these are not the only areas of study that harbour researchers with more than a passing interest in psi.
My lists of publications include an interesting array of academics. you might be interested in adding some of them to your To Do reading list.
I will explore this small band of academics in more detail in a future article but in the meantime, have you come across an academic who speaks with authority on the paranormal?