Louise Ewing

Dr, BA MPsych PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 624 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Personal profile


2007 – 2012
Combined PhD /Applied Developmental Masters Program
School of Psychology, University of Western Australia
Thesis and revisions approved March 2012, awaiting conferral of degree.

2001 – 2004
University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major (1st Class Honours)

Roles and responsibilities

2011 – Current, University of Western Australia
Post-doctoral Research Associate
I am currently employed in the FaceLab in the School of Psychology. I am investigating person perception in typical and atypical development, with a particular focus of the mechanisms potentially underlying face processing difficulties in children with autism. My position is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Duties include independently conducting experimental studies, communicating and publishing research findings, and supervising student projects.


I am interested in revealing the mechanisms that underlie face processing difficulties in individuals with autism, and their family members. Understanding how person perception functions atypically in these groups may reveal the mechanisms critical for successful face processing, and provide an evidence base for targeted interventions to improve person perception and social functioning in autism.

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 624 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 36 Article
  • 1 Other contribution
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Appearance-based trust processing in schizophrenia

Sutherland, C. A. M., Rhodes, G., Williams, N., Connaughton, E., Ewing, L., Caruana, N. & Langdon, R., 6 Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Experimental Games
Decision Making
Interpersonal Relations

Children show adult-like facial appearance biases when trusting others

Ewing, L., Sutherland, C. A. M. & Willis, M. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Developmental Psychology. 55, 8, p. 1694-1701 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
2 Citations (Scopus)

Should I Trust You? Autistic Traits Predict Reduced Appearance-Based Trust Decisions

Hooper, J., Sutherland, C., Langdon, R., Ewing, L., Caruana, N., Connaughton, E., Williams, N., Greenwell-Barnden, J. & Rhodes, G., Nov 2019, In : British Journal of Psychology. 110, 4, p. 617-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
Theory of Mind
1 Citation (Scopus)

Atypical information-use in children with autism spectrum disorder during judgments of child and adult face identity

Ewing, L., Pellicano, E., King, H., Lennuyeux-Comnene, L., Farran, E. K., Karmiloff-Smith, A. & Smith, M. L., 19 May 2018, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 43, 4, p. 370-384 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Projects 2012 2012