Dr Franziska Kiki Leutner

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Occupational Psychology
Email F.Leutner (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7896 2687
Dr Franziska Kiki Leutner

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).


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


Publications and research outputs


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

Leutner, Franziska; Yearsley, A; Codreanu, S; Borenstein, Y and Ahmetoglu, G. 2016. From Likert scales to images: Validating a novel creativity measure with image based response scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, pp. 36-40. ISSN 0191-8869

Leutner, Franziska; Ahmetoglu, Gorkan; Akhtar, Reece and Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. 2014. The relationship between the entrepreneurial personality and the Big Five personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 63, pp. 58-63. ISSN 0191-8869