The University of Western Australia

UWA Staff Profile

Ipsum Lorem

Louise Ewing

Dr Louise Ewing

Adjunct Lecturer
Psychological Science, School of

Contact details
School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
BA MPsych PhD W.Aust.
2007 – 2012
Combined PhD /Applied Developmental Masters Program
School of Psychology, University of Western Australia
Thesis and revisions approved March 2012, awaiting conferral of degree.

2001 – 2004
University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major (1st Class Honours)
Key research
I am interested in revealing the mechanisms that underlie face processing difficulties in individuals with autism, and their family members. Understanding how person perception functions atypically in these groups may reveal the mechanisms critical for successful face processing, and provide an evidence base for targeted interventions to improve person perception and social functioning in autism.
Rhodes, G., Jeffery, L., Evangelista, E., Ewing, L., Peters, M., & Taylor, L. (2011). Enhanced attention amplifies face adaptation. Vision Research, 51, 1811 - 1819.

Ewing, L., Rhodes & G., & Pellicano, E. (2010). Have you got the look? Gaze direction affects judgments of facial attractiveness. Visual Cognition, 18, 321-330.

Rhodes, G., Lie, H., Ewing, L., Evangelista, E., & Tanaka, J. (2010). Does perceived race affect discrimination and recognition of ambiguous-race faces? A test of the socio-cognitive hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 36, 217-223.

Rhodes, G., Ewing, L., Hayward, W., Maurer, D., Mondloch, C., & Tanaka, J. (2009). Contact and other-race effects in configural and component processing of faces. British Journal of Psychology, 100, 717-728.

Rhodes, G., Locke, V., Ewing, L., & Evangelista, E. (2009). Race coding and the other-race effect in face recognition. Perception, 38, 232-241.

Rhodes, G., Maloney, L. T., Turner, J., & Ewing, L. (2007). Adaptive face coding and discrimination around the average face. Vision Research, 47, 974-989.

Rhodes, G., Peters, M., & Ewing, L. (2007). Specialised higher-level mechanisms for facial-symmetry perception: Evidence from orientation-tuning functions, Perception, 36, 1804-1812.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
2011 – Current, University of Western Australia
Post-doctoral Research Associate
I am currently employed in the FaceLab in the School of Psychology. I am investigating person perception in typical and atypical development, with a particular focus of the mechanisms potentially underlying face processing difficulties in children with autism. My position is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Duties include independently conducting experimental studies, communicating and publishing research findings, and supervising student projects.
Honours and awards
Beryl Henderson Memorial Grant, Australian Federation of University Women (National), 2008

Foundation Grant, Australian Federation of University Women (WA), 2008

Australian Postgraduate Award, 2007 – 2010

Australasian Experimental Psychology Society Conference Student Presentation Award, 2011

UWA Completion Scholarship, 2011

International Society for Autism Research, Student Travel Award, 2012
Research profile
Research profile and publications

The University of Western Australia

This Page

Last updated:
Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 2:39 PM