Face recognitionApplied aspects of face recognition

Applied aspects of face recognition are a long-standing strength of the School. We have a long history of collaborating with police and security agencies, bringing an understanding of face recognition to legal settings. Our research has directly influenced procedures used in court, as well as those used by investigating officers.

Example Publications

  • Attwood, A.S., Penton-Voak, I.S., Burton, A.M. & Munafo, M.R. (2013). Acute anxiety impairs accuracy of photographic identification. Psychological Science.
  • Gabbert, F., Memon, A & Allan, K. (2003). Memory conformity: Can eyewitnesses influence each other's memories for events? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 533-543.
  • Macrae, C.N. & Shepherd, J.W. (1989). Do criminal stereotypes mediate juridic judgements. British Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 189-191. 
  • Flin, R.H., Stevenson, Y. & Davies, G.M. (1989) Children's knowledge of court proceedings. British Journal of Psychology, 80, 285-297. 
  • Ellis, H.D., Davies, G.M., & Shepherd, J.W. (1978).  A critical examination of the PHOTOFIT system for recalling faces. Ergonomics21, 297-307.