Max Velmans is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, Visiting Professor in Consciousness Studies, University of Plymouth, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Academy of the Social Sciences, and has been involved in consciousness studies for around 40 years. His main research focus is on integrating work on the philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology of consciousness, and, more recently, on East-West integrative approaches. He has around 100 publications on these topics.
His book Understanding Consciousness (2000) develops Reflexive Monism, a distinct analysis of consciousness that was short-listed for the British Psychological Society book award in 2001 and 2002, and is now in its second (2009) edition. Other publications include The Science of Consciousness: Psychological, Neuropsychological and Clinical Reviews (1996), Investigating Phenomenal Consciousness: New Methodologies and Maps (2000), How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains? (2003), and (with Susan Schneider), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (2007), which is currently being updated for a second edition.
He was a co-founder and, from 2004-2006, Chair of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and an Indian Council of Philosophical Research National Visiting Professor for 2010-2011. More details at http://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/velmans/