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Person Perception in the context of crowd events

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S K Laurence
    Dr Sarah spotorno
    Dr C Stott
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Protecting crowded places is an increasingly important part of modern day policing. The proposed project will use cognitive theory of face recognition to help understand and enhance how police officers identify individuals within crowds that pose threats. It will provide an opportunity to research the cognitive abilities involved in assessing threat in crowd contexts and offer unique insights into the role of personal familiarity and within-person variability in person identification in a ‘real world’ context. The proposed programme of research will use a variety of methodological techniques, including behavioural, eye tracking, and observation to study person perception in a crowd context. Experience conducting experimental research in psychology will be beneficial.

Informal enquiry to the Project Lead: Dr S K Laurence ([Email Address Removed])
or the Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator Dr Masi Noor [Email Address Removed]

Please quote FNS GS 2019-13 on your application.

Please go to for full details and applications link.

Funding Notes

Funding support :
100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2019/2020 (UK/EU fees £4,327 per annum for 2019/20).
Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2019/20 stipend £15,009 per annum). Some support for conference attendance and research activities will be available.
Applicants should ideally hold, or be predicted to achieve, a first class undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or related disciplines (minimum requirement: 2.1). An MSc in psychology or related disciplines is desirable.
Overseas students are eligible but need to pay the difference between UK/EU fees (£4,327 per annum for 2019/20) and overseas fees.

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