Knowles, Elsie A(nna) G(race) (1908– )
German statistician who wrote and experimented in the
field of parapsychology. She was born on July 14, 1908, in Berlin,
and studied at the University of Jena (Ph.D., 1932). In 1935
she moved to England and taught mathematics at various universities
through the mid-1950s. Then in 1954 she became the
manager of the statistics department at Ferodo Ltd. Associates,
Institute of Physics, London.
Knowles had a longtime interest in psychical research and
was a charter member of the Parapsychological Association.
She conducted experiments in psi dexterity.
Knowles, Elsie A. G. ‘‘Report on an Experiment Concerning
the Influence of Mind Over Matter.’’ Journal of Parapsychology
13, no. 3 (September 1949).
———. ‘‘Report on the Susceptibility of Manually Operated
Random Selector to Psi Dexterity.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 16,
no. 1 (March 1952).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.