Professor Adrian Furnham is recognised as one of the most productive psychologists in the world.
Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, Adrian has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992.
Adrian Furnham has lectured around the world and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, 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. In 2009, Adrian Furnham was made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management.
Professor Adrian Furnham is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 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 has written over 700 scientific papers and 60 books including:
- The Protestant Work Ethic
- Culture Shock (1994)
- The New Economic Mind
- Personality at Work
- The Myths of Management
- The Psychology of Behaviour at Work
- The Psychology of Culture Shock
- The Incompetent Manager
- The Dark Side of Behaviour at Work
- The People Business
- Personality and Intellectual Competence
- Management Mumbo-Jumbo
- Head and Heart Management
- The Psychology of Physical Attraction
- Personality and Intelligence at Work
- Management Intelligence
- Dim Sum Management
- The Economic Socialisation of Children
- 50 Psychology Ideas you really need to know
- The Elephant in the Boardroom: The Psychology of Leadership Derailment
- People Management in Turbulent Times
- The Psychology of Personnel Selection
- Body Language in Business
He has been a consultant to over 20 major international companies, and is an in-demand keynote speaker with particular interests in:
- Top Team Development
- Management Change
- Performance Management Systems
- Psychometric Testing
- Psychology of Management
- Leadership Derailment
- Corporate Culture
- Human Resources
As a speaker, he is approachable, well-informed and entertaining.
Adrian has been a newspaper columnist at the Financial Times and he writes regularly for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. He is also a regular contributor to national and international radio and television stations including the BBC, CNN, and ITV.
He has been nominated by HR Magazine as ‘One of the 20 Most Influential People in HR’. He was nominated to ‘The 7th Most Influential Thinker’ in 2009.
Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone.
Adrian enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre. He hopes never to retire!