Alex completed his PhD at the University of Kent. His PhD thesis investigated the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in the acquisition of the self-face representations. His current research focuses on understanding how our visual system provide us with information about the world that we can use to recognize and interact with objects, environments and people. He is interested in visual perception from the most basic level (e.g., how we discriminate between different shapes) to the most complex level (e.g., face and object recognition). He is also interested in the cognitive mechanisms used to solve different mathematical operations, such as additions, subtractions and multiplications.
Ebony competed her BSc and MSc at Bournemouth University before going on to complete her PhD, titled "Recharacterising Face Recognition Deficits in Developmental Prosopagnosia", under the supervision of Sarah. Ebony is now a Lecturer in Psychological Sciences and the Academic Course Leader for BSc Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, and continues to collaborate with the Prosopagnosia Research Lab at Bournemouth University. Her research focuses on the identification of face recognition impairments across the lifespan and the methods that are currently used to do so.
Emma is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Bournemouth University. Her research focuses on individual differences in face recognition, exploring both the abilities and limitations of those with developmental prosopagnosia through to super-recognisers. She also works with facial composites (digital likenesses that are created by witnesses and / or victims of crime to resemble perpetrators), assessing how their recognition can be improved.
Janice completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Malta, and after a period of working in Early Years intervention for children with ASD, Janice received government funding to complete an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Kent. Janice received further funding to complete a PhD at the same institution under the supervision of Prof Markus Bindemann and Dr Caoilte Ó Ciardha. This work explored the use of eye-movements and pupillary responses in person perception, specifically sexual interest. Janice is now interested in understanding how age is perceived from faces, and the relationship between age perception and facial identity perception considering both applied and theoretical implications.
Rachel completed her undergraduate and honours degrees at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She completed her PhD at the University of Western Sydney. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Bournemouth University with Prof Sarah Bate. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Brunel University London. Her research examines individual differences in face recognition (e.g., prosopagnosia and super-recognition), the development of face recognition in children and adolescents, and strategies to improve face recognition (e.g., training programmes).