Professor John Rust

John Rust

University position

Director of Research

Professor John Rust is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Psychology


The Psychometrics Centre


Home page (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


The development, evaluation and implementation of psychometric tests and psychometric testing procedures. As Director of The Psychometrics Centre I have been responsible for the UK standardisation of many of the most widely used psychometric tests used in clinical and educational diagnosis. These have included the WISC-III, WISC-IV, WORD, WOLD, WOND, WIAT, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, the NEO PI-R (UK), WIAT-II, CELF-IV, Preschool CELF-III, MABC-II, Ravens Educational Progressive Matrices, and Ravens Coloured Educational Progressive Matrices. I have also been responsible for the development of several tests and questionnaires including the Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA), Orpheus (a test of workplace personality), Giotto (an integrity test), the Rust Inventory of Schizotypal Thinking (RISC), The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS), The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS), and the Preschool Activities Inventory (PSAI)

Research Focus






test construction

Clinical conditions

Borderline personality disorder

Childhood disorders

Cognitive impairment

Learning disabilities

Personality disorders



Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Neuropsychological testing




Tim Croudace

Susan Golombok

Associated News Items



    Golombok S, Rust J, Zervoulis K, Golding J, Hines M (2012), “Continuity in sex-typed behavior from preschool to adolescence: a longitudinal population study of boys and girls aged 3-13¬†years.” Arch Sex Behav 41(3):591-7 Details


    Golombok S, Rust J, Zervoulis K, Croudace T, Golding J, Hines M (2008), “Developmental trajectories of sex-typed behavior in boys and girls: a longitudinal general population study of children aged 2.5-8 years.” Child Dev 79(5):1583-93 Details


    Freeman T, Golombok S, Olivennes F, Ramogida C, Rust J (2007), “Psychological assessment of mothers and their assisted reproduction triplets at age 3 years.” Reprod Biomed Online 15 Suppl 3:13-7 Details

    Golombok S, Olivennes F, Ramogida C, Rust J, Freeman T, Follow-Up Team (2007), “Parenting and the psychological development of a representative sample of triplets conceived by assisted reproduction.” Hum Reprod 22(11):2896-902 Details

    Rust J, Derogatis L, Rodenberg C, Koochaki P, Schmitt S, Golombok S (2007), “Development and validation of a new screening tool for hypoactive sexual desire disorder: The Brief Profile of Female Sexual Function (B-PFSF).” Gynecol Endocrinol 23(11):638-44 Details


    Golombok S, Murray C, Jadva V, Lycett E, MacCallum F, Rust J (2006), “Non-genetic and non-gestational parenthood: consequences for parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of mothers, fathers and children at age 3.” Hum Reprod 21(7):1918-24 Details


    Iervolino AC, Hines M, Golombok SE, Rust J, Plomin R (2005), “Genetic and environmental influences on sex-typed behavior during the preschool years.” Child Dev 76(4):826-40 Details

    Olivennes F, Golombok S, Ramogida C, Rust J, Follow-Up Team (2005), “Behavioral and cognitive development as well as family functioning of twins conceived by assisted reproduction: findings from a large population study.” Fertil Steril 84(3):725-33 Details


    Derogatis L, Rust J, Golombok S, Bouchard C, Nachtigall L, Rodenberg C, Kuznicki J, McHorney CA (2004), “Validation of the profile of female sexual function (PFSF) in surgically and naturally menopausal women.” J Sex Marital Ther 30(1):25-36 Details

    Golombok S, Lycett E, MacCallum F, Jadva V, Murray C, Rust J, Abdalla H, Jenkins J, Margara R (2004), “Parenting infants conceived by gamete donation.” J Fam Psychol 18(3):443-52 Details

    McHorney CA, Rust J, Golombok S, Davis S, Bouchard C, Brown C, Basson R, Sarti CD, Kuznicki J, Rodenberg C, Derogatis L (2004), “Profile of Female Sexual Function: a patient-based, international, psychometric instrument for the assessment of hypoactive sexual desire in oophorectomized women.” Menopause 11(4):474-83 Details


    Golombok S, Brewaeys A, Giavazzi MT, Guerra D, MacCallum F, Rust J (2002), “The European study of assisted reproduction families: the transition to adolescence.” Hum Reprod 17(3):830-40 Details

    Hines M, Golombok S, Rust J, Johnston KJ, Golding J, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Study Team (2002), “Testosterone during pregnancy and gender role behavior of preschool children: a longitudinal, population study.” Child Dev 73(6):1678-87 Details

    Hines M, Johnston KJ, Golombok S, Rust J, Stevens M, Golding J, ALSPAC Study Team. Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (2002), “Prenatal stress and gender role behavior in girls and boys: a longitudinal, population study.” Horm Behav 42(2):126-34 Details


    Rust J, Golombok S, Hines M, Johnston K, Golding J, ALSPAC Study Team (2000), “The role of brothers and sisters in the gender development of preschool children.” J Exp Child Psychol 77(4):292-303 Details


    Golombok S, Rust J (1993), “The measurement of gender role behaviour in pre-school children: a research note.” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 34(5):805-11 Details


    Feldman J, Rust J (1989), “Religiosity, schizotypal thinking, and schizophrenia.” Psychol Rep 65(2):587-93 Details

    Golombok S, Sketchley J, Rust J (1989), “Condom failure among homosexual men.” J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2(4):404-9 Details

    Golombok S, Sketchley J, Rust J (1989), “Condom use among homosexual men.” AIDS Care 1(1):27-33 Details

    Rust J, Golombok S, Abram M (1989), “Creativity and schizotypal thinking.” J Genet Psychol 150(2):225-7 Details


    Rust J (1988), “The Rust Inventory of Schizotypal Cognitions (RISC).” Schizophr Bull 14(2):317-22 Details

    Rust J, Golombok S, Collier J (1988), “Marital problems and sexual dysfunction: how are they related?” Br J Psychiatry 152:629-31 Details

    Rust J, Moncada A, Lepage B (1988), “Personality dimensions through the schizophrenia borderline.” Br J Med Psychol 61 ( Pt 2):163-6 Details


    Rust J (1987), “EEG alpha rhythm and eyelid flutter.” Percept Mot Skills 64(3 Pt 1):715-8 Details

    Rust J (1987), “The Rust Inventory of Schizoid Cognitions (RISC): a psychometric measure of psychoticism in the normal population.” Br J Clin Psychol 26 ( Pt 2):151-2 Details


    Golombok S, Rust J (1986), “The Warnock Report and single women: what about the children?” J Med Ethics 12(4):182-6 Details

    Rust J, Golombok S (1986), “The GRISS: a psychometric instrument for the assessment of sexual dysfunction.” Arch Sex Behav 15(2):157-65 Details


    Rust J, Golombok S (1985), “The Golombok-Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS).” Br J Clin Psychol 24 ( Pt 1):63-4 Details


    Lest√© A, Rust J (1984), “Effects of dance on anxiety.” Percept Mot Skills 58(3):767-72 Details


    Rust J (1977), “Habituation and the orienting response in the auditory cortical evoked potential.” Psychophysiology 14(2):123-6 Details


    Martin I, Rust J (1976), “Habituation and the structure of the electrodermal system.” Psychophysiology 13(6):554-62 Details

    Rust J (1976), “Unconditioned response diminution in the skin resistance response.” J Gen Psychol 95(1st Half):77-84 Details


    Rust J (1975), “Cortical evoked potential, personality, and intelligence.” J Comp Physiol Psychol 89(10):1220-6 Details

    Rust J (1975), “Genetic effects in the cortical auditory evoked potential: a twin study.” Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 39(4):321-7 Details


    Sartory G, Rust J (1973), “The effects of a single administration of etifoxine on several psychological tests.” Psychopharmacologia 29(4):365-84 Details