Filip De Fruyt, PhD, brings to LLAS 30 years of experience in academic research and international business consultancy on the assessment and development of social-emotional skills and interests.

Filip De Fruyt


Filip is appointed as senior full professor in Differential Psychology and Personality Assessment at Ghent University in Belgium, and is holding the Institute Ayrton Senna (IAS) Endowed University Chair at Ghent University, studying the assessment and development of living and employability skills in youth. He is a Past President of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP).

Filip is a founding member of EDULAB21, the Knowledge Center of the Institute Ayrton Senna, supporting, implementing and evaluating large-scale educational policies in Brazil. De Fruyt became a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) of the American Psychological Association in 2016 as a recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

In 1994, Filip started an ambitious longitudinal study assessing the validity of interests and personality traits, following a large group of undergraduates as they unfolded their careers. This work is nowadays regarded in the field as a ‘classic’ and its findings have been published in top-tier international journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Filip has (co-)authored over 200 research papers and chapters in a broad range of leading academic journals. His work is frequently cited, with over 16,000 citations in Google Scholar.

Within the Low Lands Assessment Systems team, Filip's main focus is on international relations.