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.

t-PHI Team

Dr. Michael Burnett: Director, Principal Psychologist and Senior User Researcher, 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 Burnett: Head of Client Management & User Insights Researcher, Taranis Ltd.

Helen holds an upper-class Psychology degree (with Honours) and is a trained User Researcher with ample certifications in her toolkit.  She specialises in identifying latent user needs in discovery phase.

Helen is a networker, a collaborator and an enabler.  If you are looking to implement or create a new assessment or process in your HR department and need to ensure (and convince stakeholders) this will work across the business, she is your first contact.


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.