Dr Mila Mileva
Lecturer in Psychology
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)
- Social evaluation
- Facial perception
- Facial recognition
- Online research methods
- Quantitative research
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Lecturer in Psychology
- 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
- Experimental Psychology Society
- Cognitive Science Society
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.
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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
- 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
- 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.
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0537-9702