Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Continuing TPF’s 2017 theme of psychological myth-busting, this event explored aspiration versus reality in testing in occupational personality.  The topic was explored from the perspective of training provision, test standards, and ethical issues. The afternoon session included group work with attendees sharing testing dilemmas, followed by responses from the speakers.

Ben Thornton

Carl Francis

Head of UK Operations, Psytech International

Carl Francis is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 20 years experience in psychometric assessment.  Originally an aerospace engineer, he spent 17 years in the RAF, retiring as Officer Commanding Training Support at Cranwell. He subsequently worked as a lecturer in maths, science, electronic engineering and psychology, and as head of learning and development for a large multinational consultancy.  He has designed and delivered a range of bespoke organisational development projects and training courses for both public and private sector organisations in the UK and internationally.

Ben Thornton

Helen Baron

Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Independent Consultant, Psychometric Test Development

Helen is a Chartered Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in the design and implementation of effective selection and assessment systems. She has a particular interest in equal opportunities policy and the promotion of fairness in selection and other areas. An independent consultant and leading UK psychometrician, she has developed many original tests and questionnaires.   Her current committee work includes being co-convenor of the BPS Working Group on Assessment Centre Standards and General Secretary of EAWOP as well as being a consultant editor for BPS test reviews.