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Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University

Faye has taught cognitive and forensic psychology since 2004, and is currently a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. Her main research interests are applied aspects of memory and face recognition. As a lecturer and public speaker, she applies her research to cognitive, cultural and ethical aspects of the legal system. This include eyewitness testimony, suspect identification, police facial composites (‘E-FITs’), witness and suspect interviews, false confessions, false and recovered memories, and detection of deception.

Over the last decade, she has primarily worked on improving the recognition of facial composites of suspects using both feature-based and evolutionary software systems. She also leads Edinburgh Napier University’s MSc in Applied Criminology & Forensic Psychology.

Faye presents to both the Edinburgh and Glasgow Skeptics Societies, and performs at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of ‘Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’.


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    Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University