Dr Amy Dawel

Senior Lecturer
HDR Convener

I am a cognitive and clinical psychologist. My research examines how people perceive and respond to rapidly changing social cues in the face—namely facial expressions and eye-gaze. I have a particular interest in perception of and responses to genuine emotion, as compared to symbolic or posed facial expressions. My work examines both the mechanisms and impact of individual differences in these social cognition abilities, including associations with clinical and personality traits, using behavioural and EEG technqiues.

Research interests

  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Sensory Processes, Perception And Performance
  • Personality, Abilities And Assessment
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
  • Developmental Psychology And Ageing