Current Position

PhD Research Student – EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Studentship

Queen Mary, University of London
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Project Title: Developing a visualisation system for feature-invariant gender classification from human faces

Supervisors: Dr. Qazi Rahman, Prof. Peter William McOwan

In collaboration with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary and the Vision Research group at UCL I am currently investigating the perception and categorisation of gender and sexual orientation in human faces. By mathematically analysing the structure and movement of faces using sophisticated computational techniques and psychophysical experimentation we aim to find the properties commonly used to categorise people into gender and sexuality groups – and uncover how ‘gaydar’ effects work, what such judgements are based on and how accurate they tend to be.

Academic History


2008-2009     University of Liverpool
                    MSc. Evolutionary Psychology (Distinction)

2004-2008     University of St. Andrews
                    BSc. (Hons) Psychology (2.1 award)


Research Interests

Facial perception, human gender and sexual orientation, sexual behaviour, visual neuroscience, social categorisation, evolutionary psychology, computer vision 

This free website was made using Yola.

No HTML skills required. Build your website in minutes.

Go to and sign up today!

Make a free website with Yola