Persometrics offers physiological and psychometric profiling for individuals and businesses. We specialize in stress profiling by means of biomarker testing, offering early predictors of burnout and other stress-related illnesses using cutting-edge scientific analyses.

Identifying individuals prone to burnout and other stress-related illnesses, we deliver cost-efficient stress management solutions rather than one-size-fits-all preventative stress management or costly rehabilitation programs after the fact, in turn avoiding a costly illness to the individual as well as saving companies on staff turnover and absenteeism. We further assist in the hiring process for businesses through our enhanced hiring process, helping to make sure candidates have the coping skills required for the job.

Using the latest cutting-edge research techniques, we propose biometric home test kits which provides the user with a tool that is associated with burnout and other stress-related cardiovascular and psychological illnesses before they occur.

We believe in data, not just common sense or folk wisdom, and perform extensive and appropriate analysis of our customers' metrics. Never losing sight of scope or meaningfulness of deliverables, we do not perform tests or analyses that have no scientific merit, and we only work with third-parties that share this philosophy.

The Team

Founder and Principal Consultant

John Thoresen, PhD, PMP;

Durham University (Psychology)
University of Toulouse (Economics and Finance)

John is a previous post-doctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he studied the impact of stress on brain and behaviour and its many intercorrelations with personality. He has experience from market research and statistical modelling, is a published author in the fields of stress, personality and behavioural economics and has extensive experience in diet research. John's main interests are in combining a variety of tools for measuring health and behaviour and in applying science to optimise physical and psychological well-being.

Technical consultant

Joao Rodrigues, Phd;

University of Lisbon (Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering),
Technical University of Lisbon(Electrical and Computer Engineering; Computer Science)

Joao is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he currently studies the impact of stress on human behaviour. He is a published author in the area of brain connectivity, neurofeedback and sport sciences, aiming at both the methodological challenges and clinical applications. His current research methodologies combine virtual reality environments with machine learning techniques to study the link between personality, behaviour and physiology.

Clinical Scientist

Gabriella Stocca, PhD;

International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA (Biophysics),
University of Trieste(Biology)

Previously employed at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Gabriella is a scientific advisor of clinical operations, thoroughly experienced in medical writing. She also has first-hand knowledge about study protocol and sensitive record keeping. Gabriella is an 'applied scientist'. For instance, she has linked neuro-physiology to real-life outcomes such as alcoholism and alcohol-abuse.