Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. 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, 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. He has also been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009). He has written over 700 scientific papers and 57 books most recently published by Routledge in 2014.
A Fellow of the British Psychological Society, 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. Since 2007 he has been nominated annually by HR magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential People in HR.
He speaks regularly at conferences around the world being well known as approachable, well-informed and entertaining.