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Dr Danny Hinton

Dr Danny Hinton

Senior Lecturer

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 323604
  • Location MC323
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Areas of expertise Group performance differences in ability testing, personality/intelligence interface, ethnic differences in academic performance


Danny graduated from the University in Dundee in 2005 with an upper second class honours degree in Psychology.  From there, he went on to complete an MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Sheffield's Institute of Work Psychology (IWP), before completing his PhD thesis at Aston Business School in 2014.  For his PhD thesis, Danny conducted a full re-examination of the root causes of ethnic group performance differences in ability testing.

In addition to his work as a lecturer, Danny has built up considerable consultancy experience, working on a number of projects for a diverse range of clients, both nationally and internationally.  These projects have consistent of development and delivery of training programmes, competency mapping, and design of bespoke tools for organisational assessment.

Danny's research interests lie within the field of Occupational Psychology, particularly within the area of psychological assessment.  In addition to conducting his own research, Danny has supervised numerous student dissertation projects in the past, and continues to supervise students from undergraduate up to doctoral level.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (Membership: 162540)

BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)

Academy of Management (AOM)

British Academy of Management (BAM)

Aston University, Birmingham 

PhD Management 


University of Sheffied, Sheffield

MSc Occupational Psychology


University of Dundee, Dundee

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Upper Second Class Honours



Nicholls, W. & Hinton, D.P. (In prep) Improving the clinical utility of the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire using Rasch Analysis. To be submitted to Appetite.

Chadwick, D.D., Finlay, F. Hegarty, S., Hinton, D. P., Iriarte, E., Lawlor, A., McConkey, R., O’Brien, P. & Spain, J. (In prep) Development of the Family Concerns & Strengths Survey (FaCSS-LD) with families of people with a learning disability. To be submitted to International Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.

Hinton, D. P. & Higson, H. (2017) A large-scale examination of the effectiveness of anonymous marking in reducing group performance differences in higher education assessment. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182711. 

Hinton, D. P. & Stevens-Gill, D. (2016) Psychometrics in Organisational Settings. In A. Attrill & C. Fullwood (Eds.) Applied Cyberpsychology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Woods, S. A., Hinton, D. P., Bellman-Jeffries, J. & von Stumm, S. (In Press) The Relationship between g and the Latent Structure of the CPI. Personality and Individual Differences.

Woods, S. A., Zibarras, L. D. & Hinton, D. P. (2014) Recruitment and Selection. In Crawshaw, J., Budhwar, P. & Davis, A. (Eds.) Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. London: Sage.


Conference Presentations 

BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2014: Towards Greater Understanding of Ethnic Bias in Ability Testing for Selection (Full Paper)

The Psychometrics Forum November 2013: Aspects Of Intelligence

BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2013:  Intelligence and Creativity: The Relationship Between g and the Structure of the CPI (Poster)

BPS DOP NPDWG Local Event Birmingham 2012: Current Trends and Future Directions in Psychometric Research and Practice

BPS Division of Occupational Psychology Conference 2012: Breaking Down Barriers: A Novel Approach To Identifying The Contextual Variables Responsible For Ethnic Bias In Ability Testing (Short Paper)

BAM Conference 2011: Towards Development Of A New Model Of Ethnic Bias In Cognitive Ability Tests Used For Selection (Development Paper)


I would be willing to supervise PhDs in the following areas:

Cognitive ability testing
Personality assessment
Recruitment and selection
Scale design

Current Supervisions:
Sumera Ahmed - "Can all memories be intentionally forgotten?"