What's in a face? As a lecturer at Swansea University, I study the relationships between facial appearance and social behaviour.
My research has examined a diverse range of topics related to the things our faces say about us, such as whether people who are party animals or bookworms look different (they do!), how a simple pattern of light and dark in faces is enough to make our brains see someone as male or female, and how facial shape and colour combine to give us clues to how healthy someone might be. Recently, I have begun exploring how computer vision and machine learning might help researchers in face perception understand the complex information in faces.
Before joining Swansea, I completed my PhD at Bangor University with Professor Robert Ward, before spending time in Gettysburg College in the USA working with Dr Richard Russell on how to apply the science of facial attractiveness.