Persometrics is a Swiss consultancy firm offering 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 relying on both hormone and questionnaire data.

Identifying individuals prone to burnout and other stress-related illnesses or costly rehabilitation programs after the fact, companies too can save on reduced absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover rates.

Using our in-house developed algorithm we propose biometric home test kits which provides the user with a tool to follow the risk of burnout, before it actually occurs.

Relying on common sense can be dangerous. Rather, we believe in empirical data and its appropriate analysis. 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.

MEET THE TEAM

John Thoresen in nature to avoid burnout

Principal consultant

John Thoresen, PhD, PMP

Durham University (Psychology)
Toulouse (Economy)

John is a previous post-doctoral researcher at EPFL (the federal polytechnical university of Swiss Romande) where he studied the impact of stress on humans, with 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.

Vice biomarker testing, DNA, sports et nutrition.

Sports and nutrition specialist

Vice Soljan, Phd;

Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (Biochemical Engineering),

Vice is co-founder of Persometrics and is in many ways the head of innovation, having operated several companies in the past (he is further co-founder of Nutrigenext Switzerland). An expert in biomarker testing, Vice specialises in individualised sports and nutritions programs. He further holds assistant professorship positions at both the University of Zagreb and the University of Skopje.

Joao Rodrigues from EPFL stress data analyst

Technical consultant

João 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.

Women in science

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.