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David Perrett

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David Ian Perrett FBA FRSE (born 11 April 1954)[1] is a professor of psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he leads the Perception Lab. The main focus in his team's research is on face perception, including facial cues to health,[2] effects of physiological conditions on facial appearance, and facial preferences in social settings such as trust games and mate choice.[3] He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles,[4] many of which appearing in leading scientific journals such as the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B—Biological Sciences,[5] Psychological Science,[6] and Nature.[7]

Perrett received the British Psychological Society President's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge in 2000,[8] the Golden Brain Award of Minerva Foundation in 2002,[9] the Experimental Psychology Society Mid-Career prize (2008),[10] and a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship (2009–2012).[11]

Perrett received a BSc in psychology from the University of St Andrews in 1976.[12] Perrett received a DPhil in psychology from Oxford University in 1981,[12] under Edmund Rolls.[13][14]


  1. ^ ‘PERRETT, Prof. David Ian’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 11 May 2013
  2. ^ Stephen, Ian D.; Coetzee, Vinet; Perrett, David I. (2011). "Carotenoid and melanin pigment coloration affect perceived human health". Evolution and Human Behavior. 32 (3): 216–227. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2010.09.003.
  3. ^ Perrett's profile on the University of St Andrews School of Psychology website Archived 2011-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ David Ian Perrett Research Publications
  5. ^ Moore, F. R.; Cornwell, R. E.; Law Smith, M. J.; Al Dujaili, E. A. S.; Sharp, M.; Perrett, D. I. (2010). "Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in human male faces". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278 (1706): 774–780. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1678. PMC 3030856. PMID 20843854.
  6. ^ Stirrat, M.; Perrett, D.I. (2010). "Valid Facial Cues to Cooperation and Trust: Male Facial Width and Trustworthiness". Psychological Science. 21 (3): 349–354. doi:10.1177/0956797610362647. PMID 20424067. S2CID 23420343.
  7. ^ Perrett, D. I.; Lee, K. J.; Penton-Voak, I.; Rowland, D.; Yoshikawa, S.; Burt, D. M.; Henzi, S. P.; Castles, D. L.; Akamatsu, S. (1998). "Effects of sexual dimorphism on facial attractiveness". Nature. 394 (6696): 884–887. Bibcode:1998Natur.394..884P. doi:10.1038/29772. PMID 9732869. S2CID 204999982.
  8. ^ Putting beauty back in the eye of the beholder, The Psychologist, January 2002, Award Article for BPS President's Award.
  9. ^ Vision Scientist Wins Golden Brain Award for Research Showing How the Brain Interprets Faces Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, The Minerva Foundation.
  10. ^ "EPS Mid-Career Award 2008 Seeing the future: Natural image sequences produce "anticipatory" neuronal activity and bias perceptual report" (PDF). Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  11. ^ British Academy Wolfson Research Professorships 2009 Archived 2011-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ a b Tiddeman, Bernard; Burt, Michael; Perrett, David (2001). "Prototyping and transforming facial features for perception research". IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 21 (5): 42–50. doi:10.1109/38.946630. hdl:10023/1596. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
  13. ^ Perrett, David (2020). "Charlie Gross: An inspiration". Progress in Neurobiology. 195: 101928. doi:10.1016/j.pneurobio.2020.101928. hdl:10023/24150. PMID 33075448. S2CID 222814014. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
  14. ^ Spillmann, Lothar (2003). "Re-viewing 25 years of ECVP—A personal view". Perception. 32 (7): 777–791. doi:10.1068/p5112. PMID 12974564. S2CID 26492469. Retrieved 26 February 2023.

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