Professor John Rust

Director at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge

Director, The Psychometrics Centre, and Director of Research, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Professor John Rust is the Director of The Psychometrics Centre and Director of Research in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He combines a huge academic and intellectual reputation in the field of testing and assessment with practical applications experience in a range of blue chips.

Professor Rust has a very broad interest in all aspects of both pure and applied psychometrics, whether it be academic research or challenging business applications. His work ranges from the investigation of advanced statistical and computational techniques for use in test development, to the UK standardisations of widely used psychometric tests.

He has authored several well known tests, including: Orpheus, a work based personality test; Giotto, an integrity test; RANRA, a test of numerical reasoning ability; GRIMS and GRISS, assessments of personal relationships; and RISC, an assessment of clinical state.

His interests range from the assessment of special educational needs in children to the assessment of personal integrity and team effectiveness in the workplace.

He has also been actively involved in professional and ethical aspects of testing and applied psychology through his work in the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Statistical Society, and the Royal Society of Arts. He has delivered assessment consultancy to a number of organisations, including Natwest Bank, the Cabinet Office and the DES, as well as major city institutions and pharmaceutical companies.