Adrian David Nelson is a psychologist, philosopher, filmmaker and author (Origins of Consciousness), specializing in philosophy of mind, cosmology, consciousness, and ethics. He studied psychology at the University of Northampton (UK) and gained a degree with first class honors. He was also awarded the certificate for outstanding achievement. He completed a masters in Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute for Integral studies, during which he interned at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). He now hosts the podcast and video series, Waking Cosmos, which explores the nature of consciousness, cosmology, scientific paradigms, ethics, and the future of life in the universe.