This programme provides academics based in any country overseas (and active at any career stage) with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months.
Professor Andrea Hildebrandt
Andrea Hildebrandt is Professor of Psychological Methods and Statistics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany. For the duration of her Visiting Fellowship she is hosted by the University of Kent.
During her time in the UK, Professor Hildebrandt will cooperate with Dr Markus Bindemann to address the construct validity of forensic face-matching ability. Forensic face matching requires identity comparison of simultaneously presented faces that are unknown to the viewer.
This routine task at passport control and in police investigations is prone to error. It is also subject to broad individual differences, even among professionals. These individual differences have been researched extensively, but forensic face matching is still poorly understood as a psychological construct. The collaboration with Dr Bindemann aims at closing this gap.
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