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. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. 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 recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009). He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books. . 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 is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy and High Potential Psychology Ltd. 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.
Ian MacRae obtained a BA (Hons.) in Psychology with a minor in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia (2011) and an MSc Research Methods in Psychology form University College London in 2012. He is a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and he wrote his first book High Potential: How to Spot Manage and Develop Talented People at Work (Bloomsbury Publishing) with Adrian Furnham in 2014. He has spent nearly a decade as organisational consultant and psychological researcher. He has worked in a wide variety of sectors in a range of responsibilities including labour market research, strategic planning, program evaluation communications planning and operational planning, training systems assessments, training program development and evaluation, business intelligence and analytics and many more. Ian has conducted academic and applied research in a wide range of industries and sectors including oil and gas, agriculture, post-secondary education, services industries, employment services, construction, transportation trades, tourism and hospitality, and various others.