Senior Policy Adviser - Police Psychologist Specialist

Dr. Pete Jones

Dr. Pete Jones is a specialist in implicit bias, intervention evaluation, psychometrics in diversity and inclusion. Dr. Jones was a police officer between 1979 and 2001, and his final three years of service were spent in the Police Research Group in the Research and Statistics Directorate at the UK Home Office. While a serving officer, he obtained a Degree in Psychology (1993), a Master’s Degree in Psychometric Assessment in Organisations (1995), and a Ph.D. in Psychometric Personality Assessment (2000). He is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, identified in the Runnymede 360 as an emerging leader in race equality.

Dr. Jones is the Founder of the Shire Professional Chartered Psychologists Group since 2001, specializing in psychometric testing and development. As part of his work, Dr. Jones developed the Competency-Based Constable and Police Community Support Officer for all 43 police services in England and Wales. Between 2003 and 2005, he led the longitudinal evaluation of the fast stream for teachers’ leadership (fast track). He also designed the exams for the Police High Potential Development systems and developed assessment materials for the Senior Investigating Officers development program. Further, Dr. Jones designed the final constable interview systems for British Transport Police, West Yorkshire Police, and Dyfed Powys Police.

In 2009, after six years of intensive research, Dr. Jones launched Implicitly®, the first commercial test of our implicit biases, and since then, over 300,000 tests have been administered. His policing clients have included the College of Policing, The UK Home Office, almost all of the 43 Police forces in England and Wales, Police Scotland, MOD Police, and British Transport Police.

In the corporate sector, Dr. Jones continues to work with a variety of industries, including:

Regulators: Financial Ombudsman Service, OFGEM, OFCOM, Planning Service Inspectorate, Advertising Standards Agency

Financial Services: Bank of America, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Coutts, Lloyds, Allianz Insurance, Zurich Insurance, Cabot Financial, Miller Insurance, Baillie Gifford, Walter Scott

Health: NHS Digital, University of Sheffield Medical School

Science and Technology: European Research Council Executive Agency, BAE Systems, Sanger Wellcome Genome Research Laboratory, Diamond Light Source national synchrotron science facility, Roslin Animal Research Institute, Pirbright Animal Research Institute, CA Technology, Cairn Energy, BP, Fujitsu, Babcock Marine

Academia: Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh, York, University College London, Imperial College London, National Institute of Biology Slovenia, Institute of Physics, Society of Microbiology.

Law: Law Society of Ireland, Uk Bar Society, Allen and Overy, Hogan Lovells, Pinsett Masons, HSF, Clyde & Co.

Retail: ASDA, Adidas, DFS,

Professional Services: PWC, Boston Consulting Group, EY

Others: England and Wales Cricket Board, South Gloucestershire Council, DHL, Church of England, SSRO, Teach First

Dr. Jones’s current interests continue to be in implicit bias testing, debiasing assessment processes, focusing on issues around fairness in police recruiting and training. He has joined with TNT Justice Consultants to carry out his work into the Canadian law enforcement landscape, corporate Canada, and diverse communities and agencies across Canada.

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