Stuart Robertson, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Managing Director, Stuart Robertson & Associates
Assessing People with Quintax
Stuart is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS. He started his training once upon a time in Manchester when the Beatles were releasing ‘All you Need is Love’ (you do the maths), then went, via post-grad work at Sussex, to work with Norman Hotopf at LSE for a couple of years. Then spent 15 years teaching psychometrics, statistics, and experimental design to undergrad psychology and postgrad students at Manchester Poly. Still knows how to decompose a four-way interaction into orthogonal components, but is dismayed by the number of psychologists who have never read Campbell and Stanley. Anyway. He left his Principal Lectureship after the Poly became self-validating and went into consulting around occupational assessment and test development – became involved with the newly formed Verifiers’ group with the BPS, began test training at Level A and, later, B. Formed Stuart Robertson & Associates in 1991 and still works as its semi-retired MD – occasionally with associates. His main interest now is in the application of our psychometric products Quintax, CMi (Career Motivation Indicator) developed in association with Derek Wilkie – a former Director of Stuart Robertson.
Prior to the seminar, Stuart offered attendees the opportunity to complete Quintax and receive reports to enable them to understand the assessment in more detail. During the seminar, Stuart then took us through the background to Quintax, what it measures and how it is applied in selection, development, career transition, and workshop design. He utilised case studies to illustrate the Quintax approach to traits and types – demonstrating as many have before – that you can have your cake and eat it. The use of Quintax Type Tables in workshop situations was discussed and illustrated, along with suitable exercises for exploring team constitution and dynamics.