Current CV

2012 - 2023

Appointed as Chief Research Scientist with Cognadev Ltd (a UK, Belgium, and South African-based consultancy and test publisher).

I am an Emeritus Editor For the journal Personality and Individual Differences; a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment;
and a member of the editorial boards of the journals:

  • Canadian Psychology / Psychologie Canadienne
  • and the new journal Personality Science.
  • 2009 - 2012

    In 2009, I was appointed adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, NZ. I was re-appointed in 2012 as an adjunct Professor of Psychology; this position expired at the end of October, 2015.

    In August 2010, I was appointed as Honorary Professor of Psychology within the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland, NZ. This position expired in 2019.

    During 2010-2012, I worked as an independent predictive data analytics & psychological assessment-design consultant.

    2006 - 2009

    I took up a full-time position as Chief Research Scientist with Hogan Assessment Systems Inc., Tulsa, OK; working on test construction, data analysis, profiling, and new prediction methodologies/strategies.

    2003 - 2006

    I took up a 3-year position as adjunct Professor of Psychometrics and Performance management at the University of Auckland. During this period I also acted as an expert witness for the defense in the NZ Parole Board, High Court and Appeal Court cases, helping the court to examine the veracity of evidence presented to the court by forensic psychologists, with specific regard to their risk assessment of offenders.

    2001 - 2003

    I was invited to return to New Zealand by a Carter Holt Harvey plc spinoff HR company: Mariner-7. In my role as Chief Psychologist, I was responsible with two other consultants for innovating the patented graphical profiler technology which was used within the Talent Engine product.

    1996 - 2001

    I was invited to take up the position of Chief Scientist and Head of the Psychometric Assessment Research Unit at one the UK’s High Security Forensic Psychiatric Hospitals (Ashworth, in Liverpool). Later in 1997, I moved to take up the same role of Chief Scientist at the State Hospital in Carstairs.

    1994 - 1996

    When the Biosignal lab closed in 1994, I went to New Zealand as a lecturer in Research Methods within the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury.

    1982 - 1994

    Worked with the late Hans Eysenck at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, on the measurement of human intelligence and personality using bioelectric potentials (EEG, median nerve conduction, and skin conductance), cross-cultural psychometrics, and chronometrics (reaction times & inspection times).


    I completed my BSc in Psychology and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Exeter, UK in 1978, and began my academic research career under the supervision of the late Paul Kline, completing my PhD in the psychometrics of personality tests in 1981.