About

I am a Registered Psychologist and founding Director of Fermion, a People & Culture Consultancy operating from Innovation Campus, North Wollongong. I have over 20 years’ continuous experience as a Psychologist working in the field of assessments and psychometric testing. Over the past ten years I have specialised in the area of psychometric testing for recruitment. I also have a keen interest in ongoing learning and have written numerous work-related training packages. I am motivated by a desire to remain contemporary, well-informed and professional.

As a Psychologist I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. As such I am bound by their respective Codes of Conduct and obligation for ongoing professional development. These memberships give my clients, and potential clients, assurances of ethical and professional behaviour and an avenue to complain if those standards are not met. Those assertions do not apply to many consultants in the human resources field.

I started Fermion on 13.3.06 in an office in the Wollongong CBD, but have since moved to the Innovation Campus, North Wollongong. A Fermion is a subatomic particle and as such reflects my ethos and approach to business, i.e., the scientist-practitioner model. All my services, advice and training packages are based on the best and latest scientific evidence. In Australia many consultants in the people and culture field operate in an almost franchise model whereby a consultant is accredited to a particular test provider or program. That is fine for some, however, I source my tests from a variety of suppliers and constantly revise and update the content of my training packages. For example, for the content of my training packages I have a bibliography of 285 articles, 45 of which were written in 2018 and 51 in 2017.

The focus of Fermion is helping businesses and organisations avoid making costly hiring mistakes.  I assume most organisations are striving for excellence in what they do, be it for-profit or not-for-profit. They all want to focus on delivering their products and/or services and to keep the staff issues and difficulties to a minimum. This can be achieved without having to spend thousands on consultants and without adopting the latest fad, slogan or catch-phrase.

Avoiding mis-hires is a readily achievable goal and one that will improve the productivity and performance of any organisation. It does not cost a lot of money when compared to the costs of hiring the wrong person.

The first step is to contact me to arrange a ten-minute presentation.