LEdward Walker HPTI ExpertEdward has worked in resourcing and talent management for over 10 years, the majority of which has been spent within the professional services sector.  During this period, he was elected to the Advisory Council of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, where he represented the legal sector.  Edward also has experience of delivering complex HR projects for clients on a consultancy basis.  

Edward’s research into the influence of personality on the leadership potential of lawyers has attracted wide-spread coverage in the legal press, including The Lawyer & Lexis Nexis.  Edward holds an MSc Psychology, Associate membership of the CIPD and is an Ashridge-certified executive coach.  He is currently studying towards an MSc Organisational Psychology and also holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford.

Edward Walker has been conducting research using the HPTI in legal occupations. More information about the results of Edward's research with the HPTI in legal occupations can be found in the articles below.

Are law firms selecting the right personality traits in their leaders? (The Lawyer).

Research: Lawyers worse at coping with uncertainty than other professionals (Lawyer2B).

Chosen Few: Why successful lawyers don't always become successful leaders (LexisNexus).

Lawyers may not make the best leaders, research says (Law360).

The Psychology of Lawyers Explored (The Student Lawyer).