Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt is currently Assistant Professor for Psychological Assessment and Personality Psychology at the University of Greifswald in Germany. She recently received a call for a Full Professorship on Psychological Methods and Statistics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and will start her new position in September 2018. With her research she mainly intends to advance psychometric modelling of human abilities.
Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt will be a Visiting Fellow of the British Academy at The School of Psychology, University of Kent. While there, she will cooperate with Dr. Markus Bindemann to address the construct validity of forensic face-matching ability. Forensic face matching requires identity comparison of simultaneously presented faces that are unknown to the viewer.
This routine task at passport control and in police investigations is prone to error. It is also subject to broad individual differences, even among professionals. These individual differences have been researched extensively, including researchers at the University of Kent, but forensic face matching is yet poorly understood as a psychological construct. The collaboration aims at closing this gap.