Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am currently a first-year PhD candidate and am interested in the improvement of facial identification processes for under-researched groups. Specifically, my PhD focuses on researching how to improve performance on facial comparison tasks used to identify children. My broad interests include applied research, human identification, cognitive science, forensic science, and data visualisation and communication.
My research focuses on facial identifications of children, with the aim of exploring and evaluating ways to improve performance on these tasks for child protection purposes. I am supervised by A/Prof Carolyn Semmler, Dr Dana Michalski, and Dr Rachel Searston.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Award Executive ANZFSS Symposium Award Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society Australia 2019 Award Norman Munn Prize for Psychology II University of Adelaide Australia 2019 Scholarship Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia $4000 2019 Scholarship Complex Human Data School Travel Scholarship University of Melbourne Australia $500
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours)
Date Title Institution Country 2020 - 2020 17th international Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics University of Sassari Italy 2019 - 2019 Complex Human Data Summer School University of Melbourne Australia
Year Citation 2021 Michalski, D. J., Snyder, G., & Clothier, E. (2021). Expert performance on facial images of children. In 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences. Sydney, Australia. 2021 Clothier, E., Michalski, D., Semmler, C., & Heyer, R. (2021). The impact of age group on one-to-many face matching performance using images of children. In 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences. Sydney, Australia.
Year Citation 2020 Clothier, E. S., Michalski, D., Semmler, C., & Heyer, R. (2020). How age impacts human performance on a 1:8 face matching task with images of children. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unfamiliar Facial Identification Group. Sydney, Australia.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Representative Psychology Students' Association University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia
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