People

Staff

Tirta Susilo is the lab director. Tirta is interested in all aspects of face processing and visual perception. Tirta did a PhD in psychology at the Australian National University and a postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College.

Cassandra Burton-Wood is the lab manager who makes sure our lab is running smoothly. Cassandra did a MSc in psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.

Hazel Godfrey is the research manager who oversees our Marsden-funded studies on lifelong face blindness. Hazel did a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington.

Daniel Jenkins is a research assistant working on eye tracking studies of face processing. Daniel holds a BSc in biology and a BA in psychology and philosophy.

Postgraduate students

Lauren Bell is an MSc student studying facial expression processing in prosopagnosia. Lauren has a BSc in psychology and biology and a BSc(Hons) in psychology.

Kelly Hewitt is a CBNS placement student. Kelly is using eye tracking to test whether ultra-rapid face detection interacts with figure/ground segmentation.

Maya Lamb is an MSc student studying face-specificity using prosopagnosia. Maya has a BSc in psychology and criminology.

Holly Pedersen is an honours student looking at word processing in prosopagnosia.

Hannah Quigan is an honours student looking at body processing in prosopagnosia.

Undergraduate students

Anna Boggiss is a volunteer studying the role of the eye region in face processing. Anna is completing a BA in psychology.

Stephanie Huang is a SCIE306 student looking at rapid detection of biological motion. Stephanie is completing a BSc in cell and molecular bioscience and psychology.

Elliot Robins is a SCIE306 student looking at image variability and face recognition. Elliot is working toward a BA in psychology and philosophy.

Viktoria Sefcikova is a volunteer working on the face inversion effect. Viktoria is completing a BSc in Psychology and Genome Biology at University of Toronto.

Connor Silvester is a volunteer working on various projects in the lab. Connor is completing a BA in psychology.

Eleanor Wilson is a research volunteer working on face perception of crowds. Eleanor is completing a BA in psychology, criminology, and history.

Alumni

Emma Ashcroft, Angus Chapman, Hannah Hawkins Elder, Gates Henderson, Kelsey O’Neale, Stephen Salter, Brendan Sturt.

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