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Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology, University College London

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics and at Oxford University

Previously a lecturer in psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been professor of psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a visiting professor of management at Henley Management College. He was adjunct professor of management at the Norwegian School of Management in 2009 and honorary professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2014.

Furnham consults with many organisations in various different sectors (particularly airlines, banks and the civil service), and in many different countries (particularly continental Europe and Asia). He is also an experienced conference speaker doing around a dozen keynote speeches a year all around the world.

He has written more than 1,300 scientific papers and 85 books. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected president of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy established more than 30 years ago.

Furnham believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. He enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre.

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