Deon Meiring has a PhD Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Deon is a licensed psychologist, registered in the category Industrial Psychology at the Health Professions Council of South Africa. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Economic Management Sciences, University of Pretoria. In 2007 he was appointed Assistant Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University, a position he still holds. Before joining the University of Pretoria, he practised as a Senior Industrial Psychologist in the South African Police Service (SAPS) for 19 years (1991–2010), where he focused on specialised selection and assessment practices.
Deon Meiring’s research examines industrial psychology and cross-cultural psychology in the workplace, with a focus on personnel psychology and assessment practice in multicultural settings. His research deals with workplace personality measurement, cross-cultural assessment, personnel selection and applied cross-cultural methodology.
A major research project that stemmed from my PhD is the South African Personality Inventory (SAPI) project, which focuses on the development of an indigenous personality inventory for all language groups in South Africa. Prof Meiring is also involved in the South African GRID-plus research project, which aims to identify the transition of universals into culture specifics in the semantic fields of emotion across linguistic and cultural groups. In 2008 Prof Meiring established the Assessment Centre Research Focus Area at the Assessment Center Study Group (ASCG) in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University. The research aims to develop a centre of academic excellence with regard to the study of assessment centres (AC) and their applied value.