Dr James Dunn
Research Associate

Dr James Dunn

BSc(Adv) (Psyc), UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2012)

Ph.D., UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2018)

Science
School of Psychology

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.

Phone
+61-2-9065-1425
Location
Mathews Building Room 1004
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Growns B; Dunn JD; Mattijssen EJAT; Quigley-McBride A; Towler A, 2022, 'Match me if you can: Evidence for a domain-general visual comparison ability', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, vol. 29, pp. 866 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-021-02044-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dunn JD; Kemp RI; White D, 2021, 'Top-down influences on working memory representations of faces: Evidence from dual-target visual search', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 74, pp. 1368 - 1377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17470218211014357
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dunn JD; Nicholls VI; Papinutto M; Varela VPL; White D; Miellet S, 2021, 'Visual information sampling of faces by super-recognisers', Journal of Vision, vol. 21, pp. 2327 - 2327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.2327
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dunn JD; Summersby S; Towler A; Davis JP; White D, 2020, 'UNSW Face Test: A screening tool for super-recognizers', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0241747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241747
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dunn JD; Ritchie KL; Kemp RI; White D, 2019, 'Familiarity does not inhibit image-specific encoding of faces', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 45, pp. 841 - 854, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000625
    Journal articles | 2019
    Towler A; Kemp RI; Bruce V; Burton AM; Dunn JD; White D, 2019, 'Are face recognition abilities in humans and sheep really 'comparable'?', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180772
    Journal articles | 2019
    Towler A; Kemp RI; Mike Burton A; Dunn JD; Wayne T; Moreton R; White D, 2019, 'Do professional facial image comparison training courses work?', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0211037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211037
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dunn J; Kemp R; White D, 2018, 'Search templates that incorporate within-face variation improve visual search for faces', Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications / Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications - a SpringerOpen journal, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0128-1
    Journal articles | 2015
    White D; Dunn JD; Schmid AC; Kemp RI, 2015, 'Error rates in users of automatic face recognition software', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0139827
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dunn JD; Varela VPL; Nicholls VI; Papinutto M; White D; Miellet S, 2022, 'Face-Information Sampling in Super-Recognizers', Psychological Science, pp. 095679762210963 - 095679762210963, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09567976221096320
    Journal articles | 2022
    Growns B; Dunn JD; Helm RK; Towler A; Kukucka J, 2022, 'The low prevalence effect in fingerprint comparison amongst forensic science trainees and novices.', PLoS One, vol. 17, pp. e0272338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272338
    Journal articles | 2022
    Growns B; Towler A; Dunn JD; Salerno JM; Schweitzer NJ; Dror IE, 2022, 'Statistical feature training improves fingerprint-matching accuracy in novices and professional fingerprint examiners', Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41235-022-00413-6
  • Preprints | 2021
    Towler A; Dunn JD; Martínez SC; Moreton R; Eklöf F; Ruifrok A; Kemp R; White D, 2021, Diverse routes to expertise in facial recognition, http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fmznh
    Reports | 2020
    White D; Towler A; Jeffery L; Kemp R; Palermo R; Ballantyne K; Curby K; Edmond G; Martire K; O'Toole A; Phillips J; San Roque M; Wilmer J; Carter T; Dunn J; Tullberg C; Ferguson D; Geach J; Heyer R; Michalski D; Moreton R; Noyes E; Ritchie K; Sutherland C, 2020, Evaluating face identification expertise: Turning theory into practice, https://socialsciences.org.au/workshop/evaluating-face-identification-expertise-turning-theory-into-practice/

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