A world authority on psychologic management
Professor Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics, and at Oxford University where he completed his doctorate (DPhil) in 1981.
Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he is currently Professor of Psychology at University College London. He has lectured a great deal abroad at, among others, the University of New South Wales, as well as the University of the West Indies.
From 1999-2001 he was the Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College, and he was Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University Business School.
Adrian Furnham has written a wide selection of books on leadership and management including 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 Incompetent Manager (2003), The People Business (2005) Personality and Intellectual Competence (2005) Management Mumbo Jumbo (2006) and Just for the Money (2006).
Adrian Furnham is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has been ranked the second most productive psychologist in the world 1985-1995. He is on the editorial board of several acclaimed international journals. He is the current elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Additionally, he is the founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy.
He regularly writes for the Sunday Times as well as the Daily Telegraph and is a regular contributor to international radio and television segments.
Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides his bicycle to work (as he has always done) and does not own a mobile phone.
He has advised numerous multinational corporations including Cathay Pacific Airways, Barclays Bank, Marks & Spencer, Air New Zealand, Channel Four, and the Ritz Hotel.
In 2007 he was nominated by HR magazine as one the top 25 Most Influential People in HR.