Tom Booth


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room F17, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code

Undergraduate teaching

Current students

Office hours

My office hours for specific courses are as follows:

I am currently lecturer in quantitative research methods with a primary responsibility for research methods curriculum re-design and teaching. 

Research Methods & Statistics 1 (Y2): Wednesday's 14:30-16:30

Multivariate Statistics with R (MSc): Monday's 10:30-12:30

General: By appointment. Please email me to make an appointment if you are unable to make the allotted office hours for your course. If you wish to make a meeting about a specific statistical analysis, please mention this in your email and I will provide you with some forms to complete.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I would be interested in supervising undergraduate, MSc and PhD projects related to any of the topics noted above. Please feel free to email me to discuss.

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Individual Differences, Health & Quantitative Methods

My research interests include quantitative methods (broadly defined under generalized latent variable models), psychometrics, individual differences (primarily personality) and health. I am interested in the development and decline of individual difference traits, group differences, and how traits influence life outcomes (e.g. psychological and physical health), particularly in the workplace.

I have recently completed a post-doc in the Centre for Cognitie Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology where my research focussed on the associations between decline in brain integrity (in particular white matter tracts) and cognitive ability. My doctoral research focussed on structural and measurement issues in normal range human personality.