Terje Sparby is a philosopher and meditation researcher. His main areas of research are German idealism, consciousness, and phenomenological or first-person methods.

He studied philosophy at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in philosophy at Heidelberg University in 2012. The topic was Hegel’s conception of the determinate negation.

Terje has been a postdoc at Humboldt University and the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Mind & Life Institute and collaborated with researchers part of Varieties of Contemplative Experience project. He did his habilitation at the Witten/Herdecke University, co-organises the First-Person Science of Consciousness conference.

Currently, Terje is a professor of philosophy at the Steiner University College in Oslo. He is a member of IBAP (Integriertes Begleitstudium Spirituelle und Anthroposophische Psychologie) and the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium, and collaborates with the The Meditation Research Group at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.