The Paul Ekman International Team
We employ and work with leading social scientists to bring the best research in human behavior to the forefront of academic and professional development, through well-crafted training courses designed to develop knowledge and skills, fit for real-world applications.
Aaron Garner is a Director of EIA and a Paul Ekman International (PEI) Approved Trainer with a background in behavioural analysis – specializing in reading emotions and evaluation of truth, credibility and deception. He holds a MSc degree in Emotions, Credibility and Deception.
As a Professional Trainer, Coach and Public Speaker he has delivered workshops, trainings, keynotes and talks to a wide range of professionals around the world. He has worked with security and business managers from airlines, government agencies and commercial/investment companies.
Aaron is a Certified Coder for the Facial Action Coding System, a research tool developed for the objective measurement of facial muscle movement and is also an Approved Trainer for Paul Ekman International (PEI) plc. PEI are the sole providers of training on the science and research that has been pooled together over no less than 40 years on the subject of human emotion, facial expressions and deception. This research has been carried out by Dr Paul Ekman, author of many books on the subject and specialist consultant for the FOX TVs hit drama series “Lie To Me”.×
Arnaud Blavier is President of EIA France and a Paul Ekman International (PEI) approved trainer. With a background in aviation, management, and behavioral analysis, Arnaud experience and practical application of his skills, has made him one of the leading specialists in reading emotions and evaluating truth, credibility, and deception.
Arnaud has 20 years experience in top management positions working with teams of over 1000 people. He also held high-ranking positions within the aviation field for European and American organizations. He holds a certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation from IATA (International Air Transport Association), a qualification in Predictive Profiling, and also works in close collaboration with the Belgian Police.
As a Professional Trainer, Coach and Public Speaker he has delivered workshops, training and keynote presentations to a wide range of professionals around the world. He has worked with CEOs, HR, business and security managers from airports, government agencies and commercial industries.×
Consultancy and related services for emotional intelligence and high stake deception detection contexts (including military/commercial/intelligence/security/police).
Behavior Consultant/Advisor to BBC.
Behavioral Analysis Expert to ITVs “The Lying Game – Crimes that Fooled Britain”. www.crimesthatfooledbritain.com.
‘Face and Emotions’ on Channel 4 – UK.
Deception and Industrial Espionage on HR-TV.
Keynote/Speaker/Trainer/Consultant for ACFE, ABRESCE, SRI, AvSec(Rom), ICF, ICC, ASTD(ATD), CIPD, Euro Air Marshalls, GM Police, DSI(UK), Law Society, International Bar Association, Euro Chamber of Commerce, plus multiple corporate/agency conferences globally.
Consultancy – emotional intelligence, behavioral analysis and deception detection (multiple clients globally).
Supporting professional and educational research and curriculum development up to Masters/PhD level in the fields of forensic emotional intelligence and truth/lie detection.
MSc Programme Director/Tutor – MSc in Emotions Credibility and Deception
PhD Supervisor – Manchester Met University
See www.eiacademy.co.uk and www.10000-hrs.com
As a Professor of Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics, Dawn Archer seeks to ensure that her academic work has practical applications for – and, hence, will be of significance to – those whose roles require them to observe the minutiae of human behaviour; how that behaviour might “pattern” within and across different activity types and cultures, in respect to linguistic and paralinguistic features; and its potential consequence(s) for effective communication.×
EIA was established to develop the skills and competencies required to communicate effectively and compassionately with others, to ensure both personal and professional success.
My passion is to work closely with leading scientists in the field to bring the latest research in human behavior to the forefront of academic and professional development, through well crafted training courses designed to provide workable knowledge and skills, fit for real world applications.
I am certified with the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) research tool developed for the objective measurement of facial muscle movement and reached the highest level in spotting and accurately interpreting micro facial movements. I hold the Behaviour Analysis and Investigative Interviewing(BAII) Diploma and Expert Level in Micro/Subtle Expressions.
My curiosity drives me to further explore and understand the intricacies of human behaviour and interaction. Through subtle and unconscious communication channels in order to better understand others.
Director at Emotional Intelligence Academy Ltd and Paul Ekman International Plc. Providing training tools and courses for Deception Detection, Emotional Awareness, Reading, Understanding & Influencing Others.
I’d like to further develop research, training and awareness within the area of Deception Detection.
I’m currently studying towards a MSc in Communications, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis at MMU. Research projects in Investigative Interviewing and Strategic Questioning.×
John is a chartered psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society an associate member
of the Division of Forensic Psychology and as an independent contractor retained by the Paul Ekman
Group (PEG) he is responsible for quality assurance and the training and mentoring of new trainers alongside our partner organization Paul Ekman International (PEI).
He brings a fascinating mix of psychological research, scientific publications and many years of experience in law enforcement and national security to this work. His eclectic background helps
shape the design and delivery of a range of sought-after workshops within PEG and beyond.
His expertise in emotional skills training and evaluating truthfulness and credibility has benefitted a wide
range of professional customers. John’s work has taken him around the world where he has undertaken systemic reviews and
introduced training paradigms for organisations dependant on the judgment, decision making and
emotional stability and welfare of their staff, especially in pressurized high stake, often terrorist
environments, for example, in South America, the Middle East, Europe and the Far East.
He has undertaken a confidential review of police interviewing of terrorist suspects in the United
Kingdom, and has gone on to design and deliver a number of specialist multi-agency courses combining the ability to evaluate others with essential interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and
effective emotional balance.
Aspects of John’s research and his training can be found in his published papers and his book ‘Investigating Terrorism’ (2015 – Wiley.) and he continues to research, publish and deliver training.×
Kristina’s incredible wealth of experience in the finance world coupled with her skill and understanding of behavior analysis and communication, has made her a truly unique and valuable member of the team. Kristina’s fantastic interpersonal skills contribute to her great ability to deliver and facilitate training programmes and consultancy work with outstanding professionalism and care.
She has experience working with equity investments in various geographies from developed markets to emerging markets of Central America and Asia. She has manged both institutional and public money through customised portfolio solutions as well as mutual funds spanning products with specific industry focus to broad based global equity funds.
Her interest lies in research related to corporate communications and public disclosures of financial and strategic information.×
Paul Ekman was an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and New York University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University (1958), after a one year internship at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. After two years as a Clinical Psychology Officer in the U.S. Army, he returned to Langley Porter where he worked from 1960 to 2004. His research on facial expression and body movement began in 1954, as the subject of his Master’s thesis in 1955 and his first publication in 1957. In his early work, his approach to nonverbal behavior showed his training in personality. Over the next decade, a social psychological and cross-cultural emphasis characterized his work, with a growing interest in an evolutionary and semiotic frame of reference. In addition to his basic research on emotion and its expression, he has, for the last thirty years, also been studying deceit. Currently, he is the Founder and President of the Paul Ekman Group, LLC (PEG), a company that produces training tools relevant to emotional skills, and is initiating new research relevant to national security and law enforcement.
He supported the Emotional Intelligence Academy in establishing Paul Ekman International PLC under an exclusive license to create a network of Licensed Delivery Centres across the world to make his work more accessible through high quality training courses.
In 1971, he received a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health; that Award has been renewed in 1976, 1981, 1987, 1991, and 1997. His research was supported by fellowships, grants and awards from the National Institute of Mental Health for over forty years.
Articles reporting on Dr. Ekman’s work have appeared in Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Psychology Today, The New Yorker and others, both American and foreign. Numerous articles about his work have also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and other national newspapers. He has appeared on 48 Hours, Dateline, Good Morning America, 20/20, Larry King, Oprah, Johnny Carson and many other TV programs. He has also been featured on various public television programs such as News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and Bill Moyers’ The Truth About Lying.
Some of Ekman’s current work emerges from his close relationship with the Dalai Lama. Reflecting more than fifty hours spent in one-on-one conversation with the Dalai Lama, an ebook, Moving Towards Global Compassion, will be available in 2014. This undertaking marks Ekman’s trajectory from establishing universals in the expressions of emotion to elucidating individual differences in how emotions are experienced.
So it was only five years ago that he established the strategic, exclusive partnership with Emotional Intelligence Academy in establishing Paul Ekman International plc(PEI). We are now responsible for taking this work outward via Paul Ekman Approved Trainers and Licensed Delivery Centres (LDC) across the globe. There are currently 26 LDCs and this is set to grow to a total of 50 in multiple languages, so these courses are accessible to all who need them.×
After completing his BSc in Psychology, Tiago achieved the BAII Diploma in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing and is currently studying for is MSc in Communication, Behaviour and Credibility Analysis with EIA and MMU. In parallel with his Masters Degree, he is also undertaking a Postgraduate degree in Criminal Profiling and Forensic Criminology.
Tiago’s passion for the criminal world has him firmly focused on studying more effective and ethical ways of interviewing individuals to seek out the truth.
As an EIA intern, he has played a key role in the team. He has contributed to course development and supported research and consultancy projects.
One of Tiago’s great strengths is his passion for achieving 100% customer satisfaction and is a driving force for his constant self-development and eye for detail.
Tiago is one of the few FACS certified coders out there and has applied this skill to support PhD research projects around the world. He is now also tasked with the responsibility of taking the science of behavioural analysis and communication to Schools and Universities to widen the access of these invaluable life skills.×