Cal Cooper received much media interest for his research into phone calls from the dead after he received the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship from the Parapsychology Foundation in 2009. He holds a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Northampton and a MRes in psychology from Sheffield Hallam University. In 2011, he became the 3rd recipient of the Alex Tanous Scholarship Award from the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research. Currently, Cal is based at the University of Northampton pursuing doctoral research in psychology and parapsychology.
He has many areas of interest in psychology including; research methods, beliefs, motivation and emotion, and the psychology of death. However, parapsychology is what Cal is most recognized for with his research into survival of death, psychic abilities, poltergeists, apparitions and hauntings.