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Profiles

Dr Mila Mileva

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

Lecturer in Psychology

Qualifications

  • 2017-2020  -  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York, York, UK
  • 2014-2017  -  PhD Psychology, University of York, York, UK
  • 2012-2013  -  MSc Research Methods in Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
  • 2009-2012  -  BSc (Hons) Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

Professional membership

  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • Cognitive Science Society

Research interests

Even though we are constantly reminded not to judge a book by its cover, we form a first impression every time we meet someone new. These first impressions are formed within a few milliseconds and can influence many of our behaviours, decisions and attitudes. My research is mainly focused on first impressions and aims to explore how we make such judgements from different modalities and sources of information such as the human face and voice, as well as the way they are integrated together to form multimodal impressions. 

I am also interested in person perception and recognition from both faces and voices. My research is particularly focused on the role of person variability which describes the idea that different images or voice recordings of the same person might look/sound very different from one another and that could affect both person recognition as well as social impressions. 

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Lavan N, Mileva M & McGettigan C 2020 'How does familiarity with a voice affect trait judgements?' British Journal of Psychology , DOI PEARL
Mileva M, Young AW, Jenkins R & Burton AM 2020 'Facial identity across the lifespan' Cognitive Psychology 116, 101260-101260 , DOI PEARL
Mileva M & Burton AM 2019 'Face search in CCTV surveillance' Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 4, (1) , DOI PEARL
Mileva M, Young AW, Kramer RSS & Burton AM 2019 'Understanding facial impressions between and within identities' Cognition 190, 184-198 , DOI PEARL
Mileva M, Tompkinson J, Watt D & Burton AM 2019 'The role of face and voice cues in predicting the outcome of student representative elections' Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 46, (4) 617-625 , DOI PEARL
Mileva M, Kramer RSS & Burton AM 2019 'Social Evaluation of Faces Across Gender and Familiarity' Perception 48, (6) 471-486 , DOI PEARL
Kramer RSS, Mileva M & Ritchie KL 2018 'Inter-rater agreement in trait judgements from faces' PLOS ONE 13, (8) e0202655-e0202655 , DOI PEARL
Mileva M & Burton AM 2018 'Smiles in face matching: Idiosyncratic information revealed through a smile improves unfamiliar face matching performance' British Journal of Psychology 109, (4) 799-811 , DOI PEARL
Mileva M, Tompkinson J, Watt D & Burton AM 2018 'Audiovisual integration in social evaluation' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 44, (1) 128-138 , DOI PEARL
Hills PJ, Mileva M, Thompson C & Pake JM 2016 'Carryover of scanning behaviour affects upright face recognition differently to inverted face recognition' Visual Cognition 24, (9-10) 459-472 , DOI PEARL
Lavan N, Mileva M, Burton M, Young A & McGettigan C 0 'Trait evaluations of faces and voices: Comparing within- and between-person variability' , DOI
Other Publications
Lavan N, Mileva M & McGettigan C 0 How does familiarity with a person affect trait ratings?. Center for Open Science 01/01/190001/01/1900, DOI

Other academic activities

Conference and Invited Presentations

Jan 2020 - Mileva, M., Young, A. W., Jenkins, R., & Burton, A. M. Facial identity across the lifespan. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, UK

Oct 2019 - Multimodal Person Perception and Recognition - School of Psychology, University of Lincoln

Oct 2019 - Multimodal Person Perception and Recognition - Department of Psychology, University of York

July 2019 - Mileva, M. & Burton, A. M. Face search in CCTV surveillance. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Bournemouth, UK 

July 2018 - Mileva, M. & Burton, A. M. Face search: Identification from real surveillance. 4th Northeast Face and Person Perception Workshop, Durham, UK 

Oct 2017 - Mileva, M., Kramer, R. S. S., & Burton, A. M. Social evaluation across gender and familiarity. Face Recognition at its Best, International Workshop, London UK.

Sept 2016 - Mileva, M., Kramer, R. S. S., & Burton, A. M. Manipulating social perceptions from faces within a single identity. British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain 

Mar 2016 - Mileva, M., Kramer, R. S. S., & Burton, A. M. Manipulating social perceptions from faces within a single identity. 2nd Northeast Face and Person Perception Workshop, York, UK 

Apr 2012 - Mileva M., Hills, P. J., & Pake, M. J. Carryover of scanning behaviour in natural scenes. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Hull, UK


Additional information

Public Engagement

  • May 2019 - Pint of Science Festival - The Winning Post, York, UK - Big Brother is watching but is he really seeing? – Identification from CCTV
  • June 2016 - Sixth Form Conference - University of York, UK - Interactive face research demonstrations
  • June 2016 - Psych! York (York Festival of Ideas) - Guildhall, York, UK - Day of interactive psychology exhibits
  • Sept 2015 - European Researchers’ Night - York Explore Library, York, UK - Face research demonstrations 
  • Nov 2014 - ESRC Festival of Social Sciences - Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, UK - Day drop-in event on face research 
  • Sept 2014 - Explorathon Scotland - Union Square shopping centre, Aberdeen, UK - Face research demonstrations

Media Engagement

  • The Telegraph - Why smiling for a passport photo could prevent identity fraud.
  • The Independent -  Smiling in passport photos could help prevent identity fraud, study suggests.
  • The Times - Passport photos: smile... and do your bit to stop ID fraud.
  • The Sunday Express - Passports news: Smiling in your photograph could prevent your identity being stolen.

Links

Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=lqpMmNcAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

ORCID iD:  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0537-9702

Publons:  https://publons.com/researcher/1638408/mila-mileva/