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Professor John Rust

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Director, The Psychometrics Centre

John Rust is Director of the Psychometrics Centre, a Strategic Research Network of the University of Cambridge. He is also Psychometrics Director within Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and a Director of Research in the University's Department of Psychology, as well as a Senior Member of Darwin College. John combines a huge academic and intellectual reputation in the field of testing and assessment with practical applications experience in a range of blue chips.

John 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 such as: 

  • the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinkling Appraisal (WG-CTA)
  • the NEO PI-R and the BIP personality tests
  • the Wechsler scales of children's intelligence (WISC-IV, WPPSI-III, WIAT-II)
  • The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC-II)
  • the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-IV and CELF Preschool-II)
  • the Ravens Progressive Matrices (CPM and SPM+)
  • the Mill Hill and the Crichton Vocabulary Scales (MVS and CVS)

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
  • 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.

John 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 and the Royal Statistical Society.  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.

Contact details

John Rust
Executive Education
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 7694831


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