About us

About us

Originally spun out from Aston University and now fully independent as of 2015, ABA specialises in the assessment and development of people at work.

Research and development at ABA is led by Professor Stephen A. Woods, who is a leading world authority on personality assessment for business and human resource management, a Chartered Practitioner Occupational Psychologist, and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Surrey.

Working closely with a team of psychologists and associates, Professor Woods has developed the Trait Inventory System, used globally by HR professionals, consultants, managers and coaches.

ABA’s international reputation is as a result of its robust and scientifically proven system that draws on current, first-hand academic research and solid commercial experience with our clients since 2010.