Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Skelton, F. (2018). Now conferencing but hardy and rewarding public engagement: Unplugged at the Fringe with the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin,
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Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F. C., Fodarella, C., Kuivaniemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., …Frowd, C. D. (in press). The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites. Ergonomics, 1-54. doi:10.1080/00140139.2018.1556816
Witnesses may construct a composite face of a perpetrator using a computerised interface. Police practitioners guide witnesses through this unusual process, the goal being to ...
Marsh, J. E., Patel, K., Labonté, K., Battersby, K. L., Frowd, C. D., Ball, L. J., …Vachon, F. (2017). Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(3), (183-190). doi:10.1037/cep0000101. ISSN 1196-1961
Cell-phone conversation is ubiquitous within public spaces. The current study investigates whether ignored cell-phone conversation impairs eyewitness memory for a perpetrator....
Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D. & Speers, K. E. (2014). The benefit of context for facial composite construction. Journal of forensic practice. 17, 281-290. doi:10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0022. ISSN 2050-8794
Purpose - The aim of this study was to investigate whether the presence of a whole-face context during facial composite production facilitates construction of facial composite...
Frowd, C. D., Lampinen, J. M., Erickson, W. B., Skelton, F. C., McIntyre, A. H. & Hancock, P. J. B. (2014). A decade of evolving composites: regression- and meta-analysis. Journal of Forensic Practice. 17, 319-334. doi:10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0025. ISSN 2050-8794
– The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of seven variables that emerge from forensic research on facial-composite construction and naming using contempora...
Marsh, J. E., Demaine, J., Bell, R., Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., Roer, J. P. & Buchner, A. (2014). The impact of irrelevant auditory facial descriptions on memory for target faces: implications for eyewitness memory. Journal of Forensic Practice. 17, 271-280. doi:10.1108/JFP-08-2014-0029. ISSN 2050-8794
– The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential susceptibility of eyewitness memory to the presence of extraneous background speech that comprises a descr...
Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Zaksaite, T., Wiseman, K., Weatherford, D., Was, C. A., …Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science. 9, 556-578. doi:10.1177/1745691614545653. ISSN 1745-6916
Trying to remember something now typically improves your ability to remember it later. However, after watching a video of a simulated bank robbery, participants who verbally d...
Frowd, C. D., Jones, S., Fodarella, C., Skelton, F. C., Fields, S., Williams, A., & Marsh, J. E. (2014). Configural and featural information in facial-composite images. Journal / the Forensic Science Society, 54(3), (215-227). doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2013.11.001. ISSN 0015-7368
Eyewitnesses are often invited to construct a facial composite, an image created of the person they saw commit a crime that is used by law enforcement to locate criminal suspe...
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Hepton, G., Holden, L., Minahil, S., Pitchford, M., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory. Journal / the Forensic Science Society. 53, 89-97. doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2012.12.004. ISSN 0015-7368
Research has indicated that traditional methods for accessing facial memories usually yield unidentifiable images. Recent research, however, has made important improvements i...
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Bruce, V., Atkins, R., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Understanding the multiframe caricature advantage for recognizing facial composites. Visual Cognition. 20, 1215-1241. doi:10.1080/13506285.2012.743936. ISSN 1350-6285
Eyewitnesses often construct a ‘composite’ face of a person they saw commit a crime, a picture that police use to identify suspects. We described a technique (Frowd et al., 2...
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Hepton, G., Holden, L., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 18, 224-238. doi:10.1037/a0027393. ISSN 1076-898X
Recognition memory for unfamiliar faces is facilitated when contextual cues (e.g. head pose, background environment, hair and clothing) are consistent between study and test. ...
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C. & Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Evolving an identifiable face of a criminal. The psychologist. 25, 116-119. ISSN 0952-8229
Frowd, C. D., Nelson, L., Skelton, F. C., Noyce, R., Atkins, R., Heard, P., …Hancock, P. J. B. (2011). Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 26, 576-584. doi:10.1002/acp.2829. ISSN 0888-4080
Eyewitnesses are often asked to describe the appearance of an offender’s face, normally as part of a cognitive interview (CI), and then to construct a facial composite of it b...
Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Bruce, V., Skelton, F. C., Atherton, C., Nelson, L., …Sendrea, G. (2011). Catching More Offenders with EvoFIT Facial Composites: Lab Research and Police Field Trials. Global Journal of Human-Social Science. 11(3)
Often, the only evidence of an offender’s identity comes from the memory of an eyewitness. For over 12 years, we have been developing software called EvoFIT to help eyewitness...
Frowd, C. D., Skelton, F. C., Butt, N., Hassan, A., Fields, S. & Hancock, P. J. B. (2010). Familiarity effects in the construction of facial composite images using modern software systems. Ergonomics. 54, 1147-1158. doi:10.1080/00140139.2011.623328. ISSN 0014-0139
We investigate the effect of target familiarity on the construction of facial composites, as used by law-enforcement to locate criminal suspects. Two popular software constru...
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