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Telephone: +44 115 848 4535

Email: harriet.smith02@ntu.ac.uk

Twitter account: @harrietsmith15

External collaborators:

  • Dr Heather Flowe (University of Birmingham)

  • Professor Hassan Ugail (University of Bradford

Harriet was recently awarded a £9,722 research grant from the British Academy ('Developing a procedure for eliciting accurate, detailed, and consistent forensic voice descriptions from lay witnesses')

Dr Harriet M. J. Smith

Harriet is an Independent Research Fellow in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Her PhD investigated novel face-voice matching. She tested whether people make similar judgments about strangers regardless of whether they see their face or hear their voice, and whether it is possible to match strangers’ faces to their voices.

Currently she is working on a number of projects relating to identity discrimination in forensic and security settings. These projects focus on:

  • Voice parade procedures

  • Novel face matching procedures

  • Forensic voice discrimination

In 2016 Harriet was awarded the PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award for herPhD research.

A sample of peer reviewed publications can be found below:

  • Smith, H.M. J., Baguley, T., Robson, J., Dunn, A. K. & Stacey, P. C. (in press). Forensic voice discrimination by lay listeners: The effect of speech type and background noise on performance. Applied Cognition, doi: 10.1002/acp.3478

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2018). The effect of inserting an inter-stimulus interval in face-voice matching tasks. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1253758

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2016) Concordant Cues in Faces and Voices: Testing the Backup Signal Hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychology, 14 (1). Evolutionary Psychology 14 (1), 147470491663031

  • Smith, H.M.J., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T. & Stacey, P.C. (2016). Matching novel face and voice identity using static and dynamic facial images. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 78 (3), 868-879

  • Flowe, H. D., Smith, H. M., Karoğlu, N., Onwuegbusi, T. O., & Rai, L. (2016). Configural and component processing in simultaneous and sequential lineup procedures. Memory, 24(3), 306-314.

  • Smith, H.M.J., & Flowe, H.D., (2015). ROC analysis of the verbal overshadowing effect: testing the effect of verbalisation on memory sensitivity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29 (2).

  • Smith, H.M.J., & Baguley, T. (2014). Unfamiliar voice identification: effect of post-event information on accuracy and voice ratings. Journal of European Psychology Students, 5 (1), pp. 59-68.

A full list can be found here