Academic & Research Background

My r
esearch aims to understand the perceptual, cognitive, 
and neural mechanisms underlying person perception. 
This often involves studying faces, as they provide information 
about the identity, age, sex, race, attractiveness and mood of 
other people, but also involves studying the perception of 
bodies and voices.


Phone: +61 (0) 8 6488 3256
Fax: +61 (0) 8 6488 1006
Office location: 1.39 Psychology
Mailing address: School of Psychological Science (M304), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 Australia

  • Ph.D. Psychology (Awarded with Distinction). (2004). The role of attention in the detection and identification of faces. School of Psychology, University of Western Australia.
  • B.Sc. (Psych, Hons 1). (1997). Effects of verbalization and expertise on the recognition of homogeneous novel objects. School of Psychology, University of Wollongong.
Units I co-ordinate or lecture in at UWA
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC2217/3317)
  • Paediatric Psychology 1 (Masters)
  • Perception & Sensory Neuropsychology (PSYC2218/3318)
  • Emotion Science: Specialist Topic (PSYC3310)
  • Psychology: Mind and Brain (PSYC1101)