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Within-individual variability in personality; computational models of personality

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Tartu

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseIndividual differences, Psychometrics

Research Interests

Ageing and individual differences; cognitive ageing; personality development across the life-span; personality-environment/genes transactions; computational modelling; impact of intelligence and personality on health and other life outcomes; cross-cultural personality research; personality measurement across and within cultures.


Teaching Experience:

  • Intelligence and personality at the University of Tartu, Estonia (2005-2010)
  • Intelligence and personality at the University of Edinburgh, UK (2013 onwards)
  • Power analysis at the University of Edinburgh (2013 onwards)



2003 BSc (psychology), University of Tartu, Estonia
2005 MSc (psychology), University of Tartu, Estonia
2009 PhD (summa cum laude, psychology), University of Tartu, Estonia


Research activities & awards

  1. Personomics: Putting the many dimensions of personality into good use

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. European Journal of Personality (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  3. Personality

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Latest prizes

  1. Early Career Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Research projects

  1. 100 Nuances of Personality

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  2. RSE bilateral travel

    Project: Research

  3. With-in Individual variability in personality manifestations

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

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