BSc(Adv) (Psyc), UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2012)
Ph.D., UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2018)
James Dunn is a Postdoctoral research associate in the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney. Current areas of interest include face and person recognition, forensic science and individual differences with both applied and theory-inspired research using behavioural methods, machine learning and eye-tracking.
Previous and current research projects: person-in-crowd identification, the strategies supporting superior face identification accuracy, and contextual influences on face identification.
UNSW Science Early Career Academic Award - 2021
UNSW Science ECAN Seeding Grant - 2020
UNSW 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
Dunn, J. D., Varela, V. P. L., Nicholls, V. I., Papinutto, M., White, D., & Miellet, S. (2022). Visual information sampling in super-recognizers. Psychological Science. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/09567976221096320
Growns, B., Dunn, J. D., Mattijssen, E., Quigley-McBride, A., & Towler, A. (2022). Match me if you can: Evidence for a domain-general visual comparison ability. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-021-02044-2
Towler, A., Dunn, J. D., Martínez, S. C., Moreton, R., Eklöfd, F., Ruifrok, A., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2021). Diverse routes to expertise in facial recognition. PsyArXiv (Preprint). https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fmzn
Dunn, J. D., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2021). Top-down influences on working memory representations of faces: Evidence from dual-target visual search. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 74(8), 1368-1377. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211014357
Dunn, J. D., Summersby, S., Towler, A., Davis, J. P., & White, D. (2020). UNSW Face Test: A screening tool for super-recognizers. PLoS One, 15(11), e0241747. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241747
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
Are you among Australia's best facial super-recognisers? Take our test to find out (theconversation.com)
Radio National Breakfast Show (AU) - Are you a super-recogniser?
Super-recognisers on "The Project" (Channel 10, AU; 24 Nov 2020)
All of the Mind Podcast - Super-voice-recognisers
Take the UNSW Face Test to find out if you are a 'super-recogniser'.
PSYC1027 - Forensic Psychology: Crime, Courts and Corrections