The Psychometrics Forum







We aim to enhance knowledge and understanding of Psychometrics and their best use. As a Forum, we discuss issues relevant to the use of psychometrics in the modern workplace and uphold ethical standards of test practice. We hold four events a year and offer substantial training discounts. Event dates for 2019 are:

Thursday 16th May, Tuesday 24th September and then Thursday 28th November for our annual New Frontiers and Networking events.

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See our Current Events for further information and how to book. 

We have held many very successful events.  To learn more, see our Previous Topics and Speakers page and our newsletter Psyche, the latest edition now available on the website.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next event will be on: Thursday 16th May at The Naval Club 38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5NS.  

The topic of this event is:  Re-thinking personality and the way it is measured, with speakers: Winnie Frimpong & Sasha Arabaji - Aston Business Associates (ABA) and Alan Howard – Director, MOSAIC Tasks (to be confirmed).

Most personality assessment in an organisational setting involves the use of self-report questionnaires which assume an underlying stable and enduring personality that can be accurately measured by individuals answering questions about themselves. One of the main criticisms levelled at self-report questionnaires is that they are particularly susceptible to faking and social desirability, especially in high-stakes situations such as recruitment. Whilst one of our sessions will attempt to address this criticism by sharing their work on creating a task-based method for assessing The Big Five personality constructs our other session will argue that personality changes over time with work being a significant factor in shaping that adaptive change.

Click here for the outline flyer, keep checking the website for further details.

For any queries about our events, please contact our administrator, Caro Leitzell: Telephone: +44 (0)1962 880 920 or email:

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The topic of our event on Wednesday 6th March, 2019 was: Assessment and Development Centres, Practice and Research

A brief review of this very successful symposium is given here, more detailed information will be available in the next edition of our newsletter Psyche. 

Speakers: From left to right: Mike Murray, Principal Consultant, from PSI Talent Measurement; Dr Chris Dewberry, Reader in Psychology at the Department of Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck and Philippa Riley, Director of Global Assessment Products, PSI Talent Management.

Speakers TPF 6th March Event

As leading practitioners involved in the process of designing and delivering assessment & development centres, Mike and Philippa introduced the session by outlining how to engineer assessment centres in accordance with the BPS recommendations for what would be best practice based on ISO standards.  In the afternoon session Chris Dewberry, an eminent authority on the development of BPS standards framing the design and delivery of assessment centres, fascinated the audience with the depth and detail of his investigations into assessment metrics as well as his findings obtained from the latest research on measuring competencies.

These distinguished presenters were able to provide effective answers to some very challenging questions from our members, leaving a lasting impression on the audience and receiving extremely positive feedback from all participants involved.  In the words of one senior psychologist:  "It was a truly excellent meeting. I was captivated by its style and content throughout: a rare experience these days!".

For more information on our speakers, see below:



Philippa Riley, Director of Global Assessment Products, PSI Talent Measurement is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, who has been working in the assessment arena for over 10 years, with a particular focus on developing and delivering behavioural assessments including online Assessment Centres.  Her team at PSI is responsible for PSI’s Virtual Assessment Centre platform, VirtualAC, as well as the AC-EXS range of ready-to-use assessment centre exercises. Philippa is a committee member of the UK-ACG, a special interest group focused on the promotion of Assessment Centres in the UK. 





Mike Murray, Principal Consultant, PSI Talent Measurement is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, who has been working in the assessment space for 18 years, consulting across a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.  During this time, Mike has delivered Assessment Centre projects in over 50 countries, for both assessment and development purposes. In this capacity he has experienced a wide variety of different contexts, cultures and client challenges





Dr Chris Dewberry, Reader in Psychology at the Department of Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, began his career at University College London, where he completed a PhD on social categorization and stereotyping. He is the author of Statistical Methods for Organizational Research and has published numerous journal articles.  His current research is concerned with the measurement of competencies, decision-making, and the causes of, and remedies for, student dropout.  His work on competencies with Dr Duncan Jackson and Dr George Michaelidies has led to the first ever unconfounded estimate of the extent to which competencies are reliably measured in assessment centres.



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 New Frontiers 2018

On Wednesday 28th November 2018, we held our annual New Frontiers Seminar, always a popular event, this year was no exception and very well received, see below for an outline of the event.  

The theme for our annual event was: ‘How is technology disrupting the recruitment and development process?’.  A huge topic, but our speakers who were a mixture of practitioners currently navigating this space and representatives from organisations, were able to pass on their knowledge and experiences of harnessing advances in technology to improve the recruitment process.    See our Previous Topics and Speakers page for more details.


Speakers at New Frontiers 2018

From Left to Right (Top)  Ben Williams Founder and MD of Sten 10 - Topic: A Practitioner's View of Game Based Assessments; Kate Glazebrook CEO and Co-Founder of Applied - Topic: Engineering for Equality                  

  • Ben Williams New Frontiers 2018Kate GlazebrookKiki and Gema New Frontiers 2018Alex Popa-Antohi New Frontiers 2018






















From Left to Right (Bottom) HireVue: Kiki Leutner, Head of Science, Game Based Assessments with Gema Ruiz de Huydobro, Business Psychologist, I-O Psychology Consultant - Topic: AI versus Traditional Assessments;  Alexandru Papa-Antoni, Group Leadership Development Manager for Vodaphone Group - Topic: Leadership development and disruptive techologies.




















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