Dr James Dunn

Dr James  Dunn

Dr James Dunn

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Education

BAdvSci(Hons)UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2012)

Ph.D., UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2018)

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3828
Email: Dr James Dunn

Office: Mathews Building Room 1008

Research Summary

Research Areas: My research focuses on cognitive processes involved in face recognition. Previous research projects include: examining the relationship between image and identity level representations, using visual search to identify individual differences in the acquisition of familiarity and improving search performance.

Publications

Dunn, J. D., Ritchie, K. L., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2019). Familiarity does not inhibit image-specific encoding of faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(7), 841-854. doi:10.1037/xhp0000625

Towler, A, Kemp, R. I., Burton, A. M., Dunn, J.D., Wayne, T., Moreton, R., White, D. (2019). Do professional facial image comparison training courses work? PLoS One, 14(2), e0211037. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0211037

Towler, A., Kemp, R. I., Bruce, V., Burton, A. M., Dunn, J. D., & White, D. (2019). Are face recognition abilities in humans and sheep really ‘comparable’? R. Soc. open sci., 6, 180772. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180772

Dunn, J. D., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2018). Search templates that incorporate within-face variation improve visual search for faces. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3(37), 1-11. doi:10.1186/s41235-018-0128-1

White, D., Dunn, J. D., Schmid, A. C., & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Error Rates in Users of Automatic Face Recognition Software. PLoS One, 10(10), e0139827. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139827

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Science PhD Writing Scholarship - 2018

Outstanding Research Student Award - 2017

UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Competition School of Psychology Prize - 2016

UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Competition Competition Winner - 2015

Personal Links

Forensic Psychology Lab

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3 Minute Thesis Presentation

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