Dr Franziska Kiki Leutner

Kiki specialises in Individual Differences and Computational Psychometrics, and their application in industry.

Staff details

Kiki is a Business Psychologist and Data Scientist, combining psychological theory with machine learning methodology. Her fundamental interests are in computational psychometrics and the ethical application of algorithms in behavioural analytics, game-based assessment, consumer psychology, personal values, social media psychology, and entrepreneurship.

Kiki works both in academic and industry settings consulting to global organisations including HireVue, Red Bull, Admiral, and Dunnhumby, and working with startups that are driving innovation in psychometrics.

She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the United States (SIOP).


Publications and research outputs


Koshiyama, Adriano; Kazim, Emre; Treleaven, Philip; Rai, Pete; Szpruch, Lukasz; Pavey, Giles; Ahamat, Ghazi; Leutner, Franziska; Goebel, Randy; Knight, Andrew; Adams, Janet; Hitrova, Christina; Barnett, Jeremy; Nachev, Parashkev; Barber, David; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Klemmer, Konstantin; Gregorovic, Miro; Khan, Shakeel; Lomas, Elizabeth; Hilliard, Airlie and Chatterjee, Siddhant. 2024. Towards algorithm auditing: managing legal, ethical and technological risks of AI, ML and associated algorithms. Royal Society Open Science, 11(5), 230859. ISSN 2054-5703

Leutner, Franziska; Codreanu, Sonia-Cristina; Brink, Suzanne and Bitsakis, Theodoros. 2023. Game based assessments of cognitive ability in recruitment: Validity, fairness and test-taking experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 942662. ISSN 1664-1078

Hilliard, Airlie; Guenole, Nigel and Leutner, Franziska. 2022. Robots are judging me: Perceived fairness of algorithmic recruitment tools. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 940456. ISSN 1664-1078

Research Interests

  • Talent Management
  • Assessment and Selection
  • Individual Differences, Personality and Intelligence
  • Fairness and Ethics of AI in HR
  • Computational Psychometrics
  • Game Based Assessments
  • Video Assessments
  • Natural Language Processing and Personality
  • Personal Values and Consumer Individual Differences

If you are interested in a PhD in any of these areas, please get in touch at f.leutner@gold.ac.uk