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Research interests

I am broadly interested in perception, especially faces and the information we extract from them. My work covers aesthetics and mate preferences, social cognition, cognition, and individual differences.

Willing to supervise PhD

Any area relevant to my interests.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews


  • BF Psychology
  • Face perception
  • Evolution
  • Social Perception
  • Aesthetics
  • Attraction

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Masculinity Medicine & Life Sciences
Cues Medicine & Life Sciences
Sex Characteristics Medicine & Life Sciences
mating behavior Agriculture & Biology
Femininity Medicine & Life Sciences
Menstrual Cycle Medicine & Life Sciences
symmetry Earth & Environmental Sciences
sexual dimorphism Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2001 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

No evidence that women using oral contraceptives have weaker preferences for masculine characteristics in men’s faces

Marcinkowska, U. M., Hahn, A. C., Little, A. C., DeBruine, L. M. & Jones, B. C., 10 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 1, e0210162.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Average ovarian hormone levels, rather than daily values and their fluctuations, are related to facial preferences among women

Marcinkowska, U. M., Kaminski, G., Little, A. C. & Jasienska, G., 1 Jun 2018, In : Hormones and Behavior. 102, p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Menstrual Cycle
33 Citations (Scopus)

No Compelling Evidence that Preferences for Facial Masculinity Track Changes in Women’s Hormonal Status

Jones, B. C., Hahn, A. C., Fisher, C. I., Wang, H., Kandrik, M., Han, C., Fasolt, V., Morrison, D., Lee, A. J., Holzleitner, I. J., O’Shea, K. J., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. & DeBruine, L. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Psychological Science. 29, 6, p. 996-1005 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oral Contraceptives
Longitudinal Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)
Equipment and Supplies
Sexual Behavior