The Psychometrics Forum Committee

The Committee is keen to encourage all members to contribute to the activities of The Psychometrics Forum. We are particularly keen for members to identify contacts as future speakers, and to suggest topics for future meetings.  If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact our administrator Caro Leitzell admin@psychometricsforum.org

Committee Members

Chair

Xanthy Kallis CPsychol, AFBPsS. Chair of The Psychometrics Forum since 2009. Xanthy is a Chartered Occupational and Career Coaching Psychologist. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster's Business School and also the Employability Champion for her department, Leadership and Development. She specializes in career coaching and has interests in the areas of Leadership and Group Dynamics, contributing to a Work Psychology text book on both subjects. She has over 15 years experience of working with groups (of varying levels of seniority) and developing effective team working.

Vice-Chair

Dr Hugh McCredie Retired practitioner now researching/writing on psychometrics. Longest-serving member and Vice-Chair of TPF Committee where he is the main contributor on constitutional matters. Initiator and organiser of the annual ‘New Frontiers in Psychometrics' event. Frequent contributor to Psyche and BPS Assessment & Development Matters.

Treasurer

Paul Papadopoulos BSc Accountancy Paul is Practice Accountant for a firm of London solicitors and is Treasurer for The Psychometrics Forum. He oversees our income and expenditure and prepares our accounts for annual audit.

Editor of Psyche - Newsletter of The Psychometrics Forum

Tameron Chappell – Editor of Psyche The Newsletter of The Psychometrics Forum - is a Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS, who specialises in team dynamics, senior leadership team and Board development, virtual teams and networks.  Interested in diversity in its broadest interpretation in terms of personality and culture as well as gender and ethnicity and has worked as a coach, mentor and facilitator across a wide range of organisations and sectors. Currently working at Harvey Nash in their Executive Search team using psychometrics to support selection and development of senior executives and Boards.  Tameron had been attending events for many years before she was co-opted onto the committee in 2014 to help establish a training offering for the members. To avoid any potential conflict of interest she left the committee for 12 months when she worked for a test publisher, but after a change of employer has returned to the committee and has taken over the role of Editor of Psyche.

Committee

 

Nicholas Bennett a Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, a Chartered Scientist, Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists.  Interested in talent management and personal counselling, senior executive coaching, team development and organizational performance development, reward and recognition management including Non-Executive Directors.  Previous work as an expert witness in the High Court, plus major profit centre experience as Head of a major US Consultancy for fourteen years.

 

Adrian Starkey, Chartered Psychologist, AFBPsS. Prior to forming Accelerating Talent Ltd. Adrian built his career within some of the leading UK and US based assessment and development organisations, holding the dubious distinction of having worked for ASE, OPP & SHL as well as DDI (twice). He has in-depth practitioner experience in the majority of the most widely used assessment tools - 16PF, MBTI, FIRO-B, OPQ, PAPI, Hogan & Saville Wave etc. His current interests include individual assessment and coaching, talent strategy consulting and the emerging applications of the field of neuropsychology to the world of work.

 

Lynne Hindmarch Independent business psychologist who has been attending TPF events for over twelve years, and on the committee for the last four. Her work includes executive coaching, both individual and team (she is accredited by APECS), coaching supervision, career counselling and assessment for selection. She contributes regularly to Psyche.

 

Raj Chopra is a Senior Consultant within Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consulting team, based in the Firm’s London office. His areas of focus include assessment and succession management, competency model design and implementation, team facilitation, leadership development and coaching, talent strategy development and culture and change management.  His experience spans several industry sectors, including: financial services and private equity, professional services, engineering, manufacturing, and consumer.  Raj holds master's degrees in both Occupational Psychology, from the University of Nottingham and in Experimental Psychology from The University of Oxford, Balliol College.  His research at Oxford, which focused on psychological factors impacting performance under stress, was published in an academic, peer-reviewed journal.  Raj is editor of TPF's blog, Fresh Perspectives in Psychometrics and Psychology, which has a global readership.

 

Dr Jane Pollock CPsychol, AFBPsS.  Jane is an independent consultant, working with a number of companies in Psychometric test development. She mixes this with lecturing and tutoring in Psychology, and Statistics, at the University of Oxford. Jane is taking the lead in training events for the TPF and plans to raise the TPF profile with members, non-members and test publishers through this activity.

 

Administrator

Caro Leitzell is the administrator for the group. She has been working in this role for several years alongside the committee and treasurer. The main tasks include : - website maintenance, general maintenance of the members and non-members databases - coordination of meetings, from sending out of invitations, collecting bookings and payments, issuing meeting documentation and receipts, liaising with the Naval Club (venue of meetings), providing committee with any administrative support required - taking general enquiries from members and non members - coordination of membership subscriptions - issuing Newsletters and any mailshots to members through the year.

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