About Us


t-PHI: Promoting Human Integration is a part of Taranis Ltd.

Taranis Ltd. was founded in 2011 by Dr. Michael Burnett and has helped organisations successfully select and develop the right people to achieve the goals of the business by offering a range of innovative assessment and development solutions.

t-PHI advocates user-centred design practices with psychological science, paying close attention to online user needs and behaviours.  We consistently apply an evidence-based approach.

Meet the Team


Dr. Michael Burnett: Director, Taranis Ltd.

Chartered Psychologist & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Registered EuroPsy Psychologist.

Michael holds a BA. First Class Degree (Hons) in Psychology (Queens University, Belfast) and a PhD. from the University of Surrey where he researched new methods of assessing people at work using simulations.

He has significant experience in the private (Banking, Management Consulting, Retail, IT & Digital Communications), public (HMRC, Defence, Education, Justice, Police) and not-for-profit sectors (Careers Guidance).

Michael is an independent product owner and senior user researcher and has helped high-profile organisations develop the concept, the psychological model and the online experience for a range of people-centered systems.

He is qualified in the use of several psychometric instruments and has designed customised assessment centres, simulation exercises, situational judgement tests and 360 competency-based assessment systems.

Michael is registered with the BPS as a Test User; Occupational, Ability, and Personality (formerly Level A & B).



Helen: Head of Client Solutions; User Researcher

Helen joined the t-PHI team in 2014 after several years working with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

She has experience supporting and delivering business management strategies, marketing projects and developing new & existing client relationships either from a B2B or B2C basis, stretching across public & private sectors both in the UK and Internationally.

Helen is passionate about innovating the way people assess, develop and understand behaviours in the workplace, and is a trained user researcher.

She holds an upper second-class BSc. (Hons) Degree in Psychology (The Open University) and looks to complete a MSc. Qualification in Business & Occupational Psychology in the near future.

Helen has also completed the CIPD Psychology of Management training programme.


Putting together the best team for our client’s projects is central to the way in which we work.

We draw together associates with whom we have worked previously and who bring specific expertise and experience.

Our associates include Chartered Psychologists and Coaches with a strong background in Human Resources and Occupational Psychology.

We also work with User Researchers, User Experience, Virtual Reality and Games Designers.

We are more than happy to provide you with the credentials of any of our team before you choose to work with us.