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Adrian Furnham

Professor of Psychology at The University of London


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Adrian has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He travels abroad frequently and is much sought after as a motivational speaker – being nominated by HR Magazine as one of the “Most Influential People” in HR.

Adrian has lectured widely abroad 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, he was made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management.

He has written over 700 scientific papers and 57 books, completed extensive consultancy research with both private and public-sector organisations, is a newspaper journalist and was previously at the Financial Times. He still writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph and is a regular contributor to national and international radio and television stations including BBC, CNN, and ITV.

Adrian is a serious academic who can explain important current ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable way. He is able to communicate his messages to audiences all over the world in an educational and very entertaining manner. Adrian is at ease speaking as a conference keynote or delivering a witty after dinner business speech.

Arian 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, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

He has been a consultant to over 20 major international companies, with particular interests in top team development, management of change, performance management systems, psychometric testing and leadership development. He was elected Fellow of the Leadership Trust 2010, Elected Academic of the Learned Society of the Social Sciences 2010 and British Psychological Society Academic Contribution to Practice Award 2011.

  • Managing in Turbulent Times
  • Management Incompetence Why managers fail and derail
  • Motivation in the workplace
  • The psychology of decision-making Team building and
  • Culture shock and working on other cultures
  • Nonverbal communication, body language and lying
  • Change management in organisations
  • The workplace of the future work in 2020
  • Stealing, cheating and whistle-blowing at work
  • The Psychology of Money
  • Analysis

"Adrian's presentation was extremely interesting, clear and perfectly pitched to the level of the audience. The use of examples and humorous anecdotes was well received." – Royal Borough of Kingston

"Adrian had great energy and this suited the mood of the room. They were exposed to lots of examples from a variety of business and personal scenarios which they can take away and apply. Adrian is a very engaging speaker and he went down extremely well with the audience." – NHS Blood & Transplant

"The workshop was superb. The participants were very satisfied with the flow of the workshop, with Adrian as a lecturer, he‘s entertaining, very knowledgeable, kept the conversation lively and delivered the workshop content in an approachable and understandable way." – University Libraries Iceland

  • Bad Apples
  • Managing People in a Downturn
  • Elephant in the Boardroom: The Psychology of Leadership Derailment
  • 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need To Know
  • The Dark Side of Behaviour at Work
  • The Incompetent Manager
  • Body Language in Business
  • The People Business
  • Personality and Intellectual Competence
  • Management Mumbo-Jumbo
  • Dim Sum Management
  • The Psychology of Physical Attraction
  • Head and Heart Management
  • Management Intelligence
  • Personality and Intelligence at Work
  • People Management in Turbulent Times
  • Culture Shock

Adrian presents in English


UK :Up to £7k 

Europe :Up to £7k 

US :Up to £7k 

Asia/Middle East :Up to £7k 

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