Faye Skelton

Faye Skelton

Dr Faye Skelton SFHEA

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology



Conference Activity

  • The impact of auditory face descriptions on recognition of own- and other-race faces
  • Session Chair at International Conference for Emerging Security Technologies
  • The Role of Context in the Construction of Police Facial Composites
  • The role of internal and external information in children's unfamiliar face recognition
  • The impact of changing state speech on person identification
  • The impact of morphing on own- and other-race facial composites
  • The impact of morphing on own- and other-race facial composites
  • Witness interviews: Does recall of relational information improve identifiability of a facial composites?
  • Does facial attractiveness moderate the own-sex bias in face recognition?
  • Co-organiser of Super-Recognisers Conference
  • Symposium organiser at BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference
  • An internal feature advantage in face recognition?
  • In the face of distraction: the impact of changing-state speech on person identification
  • Improving the quality of police facial composite images
  • EvoFIT: Police software for constructing facial composites
  • Panel Member at The International Conference on The Image
  • Learning new faces: Does movement aid unfamiliar face recognition in children?
  • Lost in Space: Optimising search space in EvoFIT


Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for British Academy/Leverhulme scheme


Invited Speaker

  • The role of motion in children's face learning
  • Facial composites: The influence of external features


Media Activity

  • BBC Radio Ulster interview
  • Suspects confess to crimes they didn't commit - here's why
  • Dr Faye Skelton: Why suspects confess to crimes they didn't commit
  • Guilty Secret
  • Image of Christian Grey
  • Image of Charlene Downes


Public/Community Engagement

  • Suspect Confessions at the NI Science Festival
  • Proof or Lies
  • When innocent becomes guilty: Psychology of false confessions
  • Fitness to Witness
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and MRIs


Research Degree External Examining

  • Examination of MRes at University of Greenwish



  • Reviewing for Frontiers in Psychology journal range


Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • In the face of distraction: Exploring the role of background speech on person identification

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD Supervision
  • PhD supervision