• 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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Research Output 2000 2018

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
5 Citations (Scopus)
300 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)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Ensemble coding of face identity is present but weaker in congenital prosopagnosia

Robson, M. K., Palermo, R., Jeffery, L. & Neumann, M. F., 1 Mar 2018, In : Neuropsychologia. 111, p. 377-386 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hereditary Prosopagnosia
Facial Recognition
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Facial Expression
Autistic Disorder

Projects 2007 2016