Dr Deema Awad

Dr Deema Awad

LSE Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Cognitive Psychology, Social cognition, Face perception

About me

Deema is currently an LSE Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science where she teaches on the BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science programme. 

Deema obtained her PhD at Queen Mary University of London where she was supervised by Dr Isabelle Mareschal. Deema’s research examined contextual effects on person perception, specifically how the presence of other people influences judgments of an individual face either viewed directly (foveally) or not (peripherally). This research explored how different facial characteristics (age, emotional expression, eye gaze, familiarity etc.) are percieved in different social and visual contexts.


  • ESRC PhD studentship
  • MSc scholarship and merit award
  • BSc full scholarship
  • Several overseas visits awards and several conferences best posters award

Expertise Details

Contextual effects; group perception; person perception; ensemble perception; crowding; eye gaze perception; emotion; facial familiarity; age perception; psychophysics; eye tracking