Biographies

Adrian Furnham

Professor Adrian Furnham

Adrian Furnham has doctorates from both Oxford and London University. He has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at several universities around the world.  He is also an adjunct Professor at BI: The Norwegian Business School.

He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books including The Protestant Work Ethic (1990), Culture Shock (1994), The New Economic Mind (1995), Personality at Work (1994), The Myths of Management (1996), The Psychology of Behaviour at Work (1997), The Psychology of Money (1998), The Incompetent Manager (2003), The Dark Side of Behaviour at Work (2004), The People Business (2005), Management Mumbo-Jumbo (2006), Head and Heart Management (2007), Management Intelligence (2008), 50 Psychology Ideas you really need to know (2009)  The Elephant in the Boardroom: The Psychology of Leadership Derailment (2009) and The Talented Manager (2012).

Adrian is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is among the most productive psychologists in the world. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals and is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He has been a consultant to over 40 major international companies, with particular interests in top team development, management change, performance management systems, psychometric testing and leadership derailment.  He is also a newspaper columnist writing for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Huffington Post.

Since 2007 he has been nominated by HR magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential People in HR. We are proud to have Adrian as one of our Associates.

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