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Dates for your Diary - Events 2018

  • Tuesday 18th September

  • Wednesday 28th November (see Advanced Notice below)

Click Here for the September 18th Event Flyer and Booking Form

Leadership and Development: Transitioning from Middle to Senior Management

Any transition requires a level of insight into which attitudes and behaviours need to change and which may still be fit for purpose. Transitions at work are also made within a ‘goldfish bowl’ and the consequences of making an unsuccessful transition can have far-reaching consequences for the individual, their family and the organisation within which they are placed. We have two skilled coaches sharing their experiences of supporting people through those leadership transitions.

The Speakers:

Jill Flint Taylor

Prof. Jill Flint-Taylor BSocSc (Hons), MSocSc, PhD.

In the move from middle to senior management, it's often a case of "what got you here won't get you there". Or more accurately, how to make the most of your proven strengths while flexing your approach to give your leadership greater breadth and depth. Psychometric measures are particularly useful in this context, as they go beyond how someone does things currently. They provide insights into areas of potential that haven't been encouraged to flourish in a career to date, as well as flagging up strengths they individuals may be at risk of overplaying. Psychometrics can also help to identify characteristics that underpin success in an operational role, but often get in the way of contributing to strategy and innovation at senior levels. The session will also look at how to choose a test or questionnaire that suits your purpose, meets the required standards and has a positive impact in helping to nurture talent.  

Jill is an Adjunct Faculty member and Professor of Organizational Psychology at Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School. The focus of her research and practice is the psychology of assessment, leadership and resilience. She works mainly with clients in professional and financial services, international development, central government, and the health sector.


Angelina BennetDr. Angelina Bennet BSc (Hons), MSc, DProf, C.Psychol.  

The MBTI® is one of the most popular tools used by coaches in the UK  (McDowall & Smewing, 2009) and it is seen as particularly useful for leadership development.  Most coaches will use it to promote self-awareness and introduce the idea of adapting one’s behaviour to improve communication and relationships to suit a variety of types.  Whilst this is a great use of Psychological  Type, and certainly a good starting point, how do we use the model to facilitate actual transformational growth?  In this session Angelina will introduce a model that combines Psychological Type with Ego Development theory (Loevinger, 1976; Cook-Greuter, 2004) supported by aspects of her doctoral research thesis and her book The Shadows of Type: Psychological Type through Seven Levels of Development.  This model provides the opportunity to use Psychological Type for transformational growth within the individual.  Reference will also be made to the MBTI®Step III™ instrument and how it can be useful for transformational coaching.
Angelina is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with expertise in assessment, development and coaching.  Her other specialist skills include data analysis, research design, and the creation of innovative psychometric tools.  She is the lead creator of the RADAR risk attitude assessment tool and co-creator of an Employee Engagement methodology. She is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in Psychological Type (e.g. MBTI®) and is one of only ~80 Type Practitioners in the world qualified to use the MBTI Step 3. She is the previous President of the British Association for Psychological Type (BAPT), and the author of the 5 star rated book, ‘The Shadows of Type – Psychological Type through Seven Levels of Development’. Her Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology from London Metropolitan University explores developmental coaching and the further development of the Myers-Briggs model of type. She is an Ashridge accredited coach and is certified in Group Process Facilitation.

For more information and to book, please contact Caro Leitzell at

Advanced Notice

Wednesday 28th November 2018

  • New Frontiers in Psychometrics Seminar (10am - 4pm)

  • Mulled wine and mince pies annual free networking event (4:30 - 6pm) including:

  • Announcement of the winner of The Psychometric Forum's Excellence in Psychometrics Award for 2018

On Wednesday 28th November the Psychometrics Forum will be hosting a daytime event entitled :’New Frontiers in Psychometrics’, followed by our annual networking early evening event including ‘The Psychometrics Forum Excellence Award Ceremony’. Please see Here for the flyer which gives information on how to take part. Remember to contact us prior to the deadline of Friday 19th October if you wish to submit a nomination.
An invitation and booking form will be sent out nearer to the date of this popular annual seminar, which aims to look at new concept psychometrics, new applications, new insights, new alternative models of personality, ability and competence, new methods of test administration and comparative validation studies.


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

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.

Get in Touch:

If you are interested in getting involved with The Psychometrics Forum, we are currently looking for members of the Forum to join the Committee, please contact our administrator Caro Leitzell

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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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