Dr.Angela Thompson Smiths primary qualifications were in nursing and social work in the U.K. She gained her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Wales, in Cardiff, her M.S. at the Faculty of Medicine of Manchester University, England, and, later, her Ph.D. in Psychology with Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Smith continued her education with United Way of Southern Nevada/UNLV where she completed the Certificate in Non-Profit Management.
Dr. Smith has a wide experience of research and management having worked as a research analyst at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and, later, as a staff member with the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, at Princeton University, New Jersey. In the southwest, Dr. Smith became Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation and taught professional development courses through the University of Nevada, Adult Continuing Education Program.
Following 5 years as a staff member at PEAR (1987-1992), Dr, Smith was employed as Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation in Las Vegas, NV (1992-1994). Prior to the Bigelow Chair in Consciousness Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), before the Consciousness Research Laboratory at UNLV, and before the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) in Las Vegas, there was the Bigelow Foundation. The Foundation carried out multiple projects including: follow-ups to the Bigelow-funded Roper Report on Unusual Person Experiences; seminars on alternative health and collaborative research at UNLV; sociological field research in Las Vegas, Central NV and Alabama; research assistance to researchers such as Budd Hopkins in NY; and a radio show Area 2000, the fore-runner of Art Bells Coast-to-Coast program. Area 2000 featured many experts fromthe fields of ufology, alternative health, alternative energy, and parapsychology and ran through early 1994.
Over the past 10 years she has worked as a private contractor for individuals, businesses, and organizations around the United States and abroad. Dr. Smith was ordained as a shamanic practioner in 2010 following decades of training and experience. Dr. Smith was also trained in remote viewing(RV) by two of the ex-Stargate remote viewers: Paul Smith and Lyn Buchanan. She now works through Mindwise Consulting as an RV trainer, consultant, and researcher.
As well as publishing scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Cortex and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Dr. Smith has published four books and is working on three more including Voices from the Cosmos that she is co-authoring with C. B. Scott Jones. Voices from the Cosmos is based on Scotts PEACE Initiatives plus a series of interviews with selected on-Earth and of-Earth ET races that were commissioned in 2006 which give important insights into ET sociology, psychology, and society.
Dr. Smith is a member of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Institute.