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Tom Booth

Senior Lecturer

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Manchester Business School
A Critical Review of the Structure of Human Personality
Master of Science, Manchester Business School
An Investigation into the Higher Order Five Factor Structure of the 16PF5: Measurement Invariance, Mean Differences and the General Factor of Personality (Grade - 85%)
Bachelor of Science, University of Bath
Personality vs. Development Centers in the Prediction of objective sales performance in the telecommunications industry


Research Interests

Individual Differences - Theory, Measurement & Application


In my current role I am investigating the associations between various brain imaging variables and cognitive ability/cognitive decline in later life as part of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936.

My doctoral research focussed on structural and measurement issues in normal range human personality.

More generally I am interested in quantitative methods (particularly latent variable models and scaling methods), psychometrics, the structure, measurement and application of models of personality (normal/"abnormal") and intelligence, group differences, life course development and decay of individual difference constructs, education and evolutionary theory.


2008- Present - Teaching Assistant MSc. Organizational Psychology

Research Methods
- Multiple Regression
- Structural Equation Modeling 

2010-2011 -Course Leader & Lecturer - MSc. Organizational Psychology

Research Methods 1
- Basic Statistics & Correlations.
- Survey Methods.
- Reliability & Validity.
- Factor Analysis
- Multiple Regression
- Group Differences.

2009-2010 - Lecturer MSc. Organizational Psychology

Research Methods
- Factor Analysis
- Missing Data
- Revision Lectures 

Administrative Roles

2013-Present: Department of Psychology/Building First Aider (Training Pending).

2012-Present: Co-Organizer of Psychology Statistics Journal Club.

2011-Present: Attendance and presentations at Psychology Statistics Journal Club, Differential Psychology Journal Club and Cognitive Ageing Journal Club, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh.

2009-2010: Chair of Postgraduate Research Students Committee; Manchester Business School Doctoral Students.

2008-2009: People, Management and Organizations Student Representative.

2010: Discussant for the Manchester Business School Doctoral Conference.

Research outputs

  1. Bottom up construction of a personality taxonomy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Assessing individual-level change in dementia research: A review of methodologies

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Validation of a brief measure of aggression for experience sampling research: The Aggression-ES-A

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Research activities & awards

  1. Manchester Business School

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  2. Personality and Health: When psychometrics meets epidemiology

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Sacha Epskamp

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

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