• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Research interests

Person perception expertise is critical to guiding everyday social interactions and is highly developed in adults. Subtle cues to identity, gender, ethnicity, age, attractiveness, emotional state and focus of attention are effortlessly read from the face in particular. Yet all faces are remarkably similar as visual patterns, so we rely on very subtle differences and variations between them to make all these judgements. My research focuses on how we process faces and bodies. I have a particular interest in determining how the mechanisms of person perception mature in children.

Trying to understand the mechanisms underlying an ability we usually take for granted is fascinating in its own right and may also provide insights how such processes break down, as in autism.


  • Face perception
  • Person perception
  • Developmental psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Emotion perception
  • Visual cognition

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Facial Expression Medicine & Life Sciences
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Facial Recognition Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Affective Symptoms
Facial Expression
Social Skills

Individual Differences in Serial Dependence of Facial Identity are Associated with Face Recognition Abilities

Turbett, K., Palermo, R., Bell, J., Burton, J. & Jeffery, L., 2 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 18020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facial Recognition

Adaptation to dynamic faces produces face identity aftereffects

Petrovski, S., Rhodes, G. & Jeffery, L., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Vision. 18, 13, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facial Recognition
7 Citations (Scopus)
401 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive Face Coding Contributes to Individual Differences in Facial Expression Recognition Independently of Affective Factors

Palermo, R., Jeffery, L. R., Lewandowsky, J. F., Fiorentini, C., Irons, J., Dawel, A., Burton, N. S., McKone, E. & Rhodes, G. I., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 44, 4, p. 503-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facial Expression
Autistic Disorder
Recognition (Psychology)

Projects 2007 2016