I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Founder Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Leeds and a Masters in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I have specialised in the Assessment Centre field for over 30 years and I am widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts. I was also a member of the committee responsible for the British Psychological Society’s Best Practice Guidelines on the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Assessment and Development Centres, which was published in November 2003.
As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, I also have broad experience in conducting psychometric assessments, designing and delivering training in interviewing, assessor skills, performance appraisal techniques and many other behaviourally based topics. However, my greatest passion continues to be in the richly complex world of assessment centres.
My early career was as a professional chess player, when I represented England and wrote four books on chess and coached a number of England's top players. I am an International Master for normal chess and a Grandmaster at Correspondence Chess.