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Dates for your Diary - Events 2018

Thursday 17th May

Management of change - big data and the impact of digitisation

Speakers and Topics:

Ben Thornton, Director PwC HR Consulting Practice - Leads the HR Transformation proposition for PwC UK, including Technology

Ben ThorntonIn this interactive session Ben will share a number of recent PwC thought leadership papers including: Mega Trends - the 5 trends shaping modern life; Workforce of the Future – thinking about how this uncertainty is impacting the world of work covering considerations of collectivism v individualism and business fragmentation v integration; Power to Perform – the Human Capital priorities that are emerging.  Ben will be discussing these themes, particularly some of the emerging technologies that are starting to re-shape people processes. This will be an interactive session with syndicate and open floor discussions to give an opportunity to discuss and address some of the key challenges that arise.

Professor Peter Saville, Chair 10x Psychology Limited, ex Saville Consulting; Saville & Holdsworth; NFER - Nelson.

Prof Peter SavillePeter Saville will be speaking in an interactive session on past and current attempts in psychometrics to develop equations and algorithms to implement change and enhance prediction, performance and outcomes in psychology. Peter will then consider the application of Big Data and present recent research on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors to improve performance of high level teams in education, the workplace and professional sport.



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Tuesday 18th September

Leadership and development - managing the transition from middle to senior manager

Wednesday 28th November

New frontiers in psychometrics seminar

Wednesday 28th November (4:30pm - 6pm)

Mulled wine and mince pies annual networking event alongside TPF's Excellence Award for 2018

Costs for members for these exclusive events, including lunch, are only £75 and £125 for non-members.

Further information on the May - September events to follow.  To book your place at any of these events, or for further information, please contact our administrator, Caro Leitzell: Telephone: +44 (0)1962 880 920 or email:

All events take place at: The Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5NS

Please also note that there is a dress code for events at the Naval Club which just requires us to avoid jeans and trainers. They also request that no takeaway drinks (e.g. coffee) to be brought into the premises. Refreshments are always provided.

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Previous Events 


New Frontiers Seminar, Tuesday 28th November 2017

This event was sold out and received excellent reviews, see Previous Topics and Speakers for further information.

 Hugh McCredie 28-11-17 Rainer Kurz 28-11-17Nigel Guenole 28-11-17James Bywater 28-11-17 (2)






Dr Hugh McCredie, Rainer Kurz, Dr Nigel Guenole and James Bywater presenting at TPF's New Frontiers

The Psychometrics Forum Excellence in Psychometrics Award 

The 2017 award was presented to Aiden Loe

Aiden Loe TPF Award 2

Aiden is a Computational Behavioural Scientist, currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Cambridge.  He is an active member of The Psychometric Centre, interested in modelling latent factors in psychological questionnaires (personality, affective, ability etc.) using IRT and MIRT. Models.  He specialises in using the R programming language.  His PhD is developing Automated Computer Adaptive Testing (A-CAT) for cognitive tests.  Currently, he is developing the Athan framework to provide a login system for psychological tests.  (Taken from University of Cambridge Psychometric Centre website).

Aiden presented his winning research poster on the following subject: 'Automating the Generation of 3D Rotational Items and Modelling Item Difficulty using Item Response Theory.'  He divided this into five areas 1) Automatic Item Generation (AIG) 2) Data Collection and Procedures 3) Data Analysis 4) Results and 5) Discussion and Research Contributions.

The judges were very impressed with Aiden's subject matter, the way he had approached his research and the presentation  of material.  Aiden addressed very relevant issues for online tests through AIG - how to maintain the integrity of test items and reduce compromised results.  Whilst some of the material was mathematically challenging, Aiden's written presentation was well laid out, so that points were made with clarity.  The poster presentation made after Aiden received his TPF Excellence in Psychometrics Award certificate, was articulate and accessible.  Aiden successfully fielded a number of questions after his talk and the audience agreed that he was a very worthy winner.



November 2016 - The Psychometric Forum's Excellence in Psychometrics Award Winners and Presentation


It was with great pleasure that our Chair, Xanthy Kallis presented the award of 1st Place to Sophie Ward and Dr Gail Steptoe-Warren, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University.

'Development and Initial Validation of a Situational Judgement Test to Assess Operational Preparedness in Tactical Incident Commanders within a UK Fire and Rescue Service'


Lamin Kinteh and colleagues at Zyvo

'Zyvo Adaptive Personality Questionnaire - Power to Predict a novel approach to measuring personality and predicting job performance'.


Ben Williams & Emma Rees, Sten10 Assessment Design

Poster Presentation Topic: 'Inspiration Quotient Measure'


November 2015 - The Psychometrics Forum Excellence in Psychometrics MSc Award 

In November 2015, we celebrated our first award ceremony.  This award was open to early researchers eg MSc and PhD students who are working in the field of psychometrics.  

Anthony Thompson, of Coventry University, won the prize.  


MSc Award Ceremomy 

Anthony seen here receiving the prize from TPF Chair Xanthy Kallis


A highlight of The Psychometric Forum’s 2015 Christmas networking event was Rob Bailey’s ‘Magic Show’.  Many of the Forum know Rob from his work as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and TPF events.  However, it might come as a surprise that in his spare time, Rob uses his skills as a both a psychologist and magician to entertain and amuse as the 'Psychic Psychologist'.  He is a member of the Magic Circle and has been seen at many venues, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  His show was very entertaining, as well as enlightening and we now see him in a completely different light!


 Rob Bailey 'The Psychic Psychologist'


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