Dr. Louise Ewing joined UEA in 2015. She gained her undergraduate degree, Masters (Educational and Developmental Psychology) and PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Upon completion of her studies she took up a postdoctoral fellowship in the Person Perception Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. In 2014 she moved to the UK to take up a postdoctoral fellowship at Birkbeck, University of London investigating face-processing strategies in typically developing children, adults and individuals with Williams syndrome. In her research she uses behavioural techniques and electroencephalography to investigate the mechanisms of face and person perception – with a particular interest in how these skills develop in typical children and atypically developing populations, e.g., individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Williams syndrome and Down syndrome. 


Indicative Publications

Mares, I*., Ewing, L*., Farran, E. K., Smith, F. W., & Smith, M. L. (2020). Developmental changes in the processing of faces as revealed by EEG decoding. NeuroImage211, 116660


Ewing, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Farran, E. K., & Smith, M. L. (2017). Distinct profiles of information-use characterize identity judgments in children and low-expertise adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance43(12), 1937 – 1943.


Ewing, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Farran, E. K., & Smith, M. L. (2017). Developmental changes in the critical information used for facial expression processing. Cognition166, 56-66.


Ewing, L., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Farran, E. K., & Smith, M. L. (2017). Understanding strategic information sue during emotional expression judgments in Williams syndrome. Developmental Neuropsychology. 42(5), 323 – 335


Ewing, L., Caulfield, F., Read, A., & Rhodes, G. (2015). Perceived trustworthiness of faces drives trust behaviour in children. Developmental Science. 18 (2), 327-334

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