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Byron Adams

Nickname: 'Byza'

Changing the world one word at a time


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist. As a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, I am strongly driven towards the development of youth, and the advancement of educational excellence. I am currently completing a PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology with an emphasis on Identity in South Africa. Other interests include Multiculturalism, Identity
Personality, Diversity, Organizational Transformation and Change and Psychological Assessment

Contact details

bgadams@uj.ac.za

b.g.adams@uvt.nl


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Business Address

http://Thesongwritersgiftshop, Centerton, United States, 72719


Professional details

Current Position(s)

PhD Student/Researcher | Cross-Cultural Psychology | Universiteit van Tilburg
Tilburg, Netherlands | 2010 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Measurement, analysis and interpretation of psychological phenomena related to personality and identity


Lecturer | Industrial Psychology and People Management | University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Teaching and development of undergraduate and post graduate courses in Industrial Psychology with a focus on cross-cultural aspects that influence work environments and the influence of labour legislation on advancing transformation.

Research on identity and personality related aspects which affect both personal and work aspects of human functioning


Previous Position(s)

Intern Psychologist/Transformation coordinator | Imperial Motor Division | IMPERIAL HOLDINGS LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2008 - August 2010

Other

Develop and coordination of strategies to promote organisational transformation, supplemented by Human Resouching duties which included psychological assessment for recruitment, career and personnel development

Educational history

Secondary

Dawnview High School, Ekurhuleni, South Africa (2001)

Tertiary

Universiteit van Tilburg

Tilburg, Netherlands | 2010 - present

PhD - Cross-Cultural Psychology

Thesis on Identity with related fields such as personality and psychological assessment

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2009

MCom - Industrial Psychology

Advanced theory and processes related to individuals at work

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2007

BCom Honours - Industrial Psychology

Focus on Psychological processess at work

Univeristy of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - 2005

BCom - Industrial Psychology

Majors: Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Management and Business Management

Achievements

Competitive Accomplishments

First place | Tilburgse Studenten Tennis Kampioenschappen | 2012

Winner of the Nivue 8 Doubles

Academic Achievements

Dux Student | 2001

Top student in my matric class

Activities

Memberships

Health Profession Council of South Africa

Member, 2008 - present

Registered Industrial Psychologist

community

East Rand Christian Academy

Choir Director, 2006 - 2011

Music and Choir Director that led the school to 5 gold medals at the All Africa Student convention in large and small ensemble

Other Activities

Dancing

Participant, 2010 - present

A preference for Latin-American dances, such as salsa, merengue, bachata, zouk and recently tango

Tennis

Player, 2010 - present

Tennis fanatic, both player and follower

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