Academic & Research Background

My research 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.

Associate Professor | Deputy Head of School - School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

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  • Phone: +61 (0) 8 6488 3256

  • 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.


Associate Editor

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)