Dr Joanna Wincenciak

  • Senior Lecturer (Education)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Joanna is a member of the People, Place and Social Change research and teaching group in the School of Education. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Hull, UK. Prior to this position she was a Research Associate at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and a Research Associate at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow. Joanna is an experimental psychologist and her research focuses on neurobiological basics of social perception and social judgements. Her recent project examined emotion perception in ageing and in people with Parkinson’s Disease, while her past projects examined emotion and trustworthiness perceptions and how people respond to face and body cues. Joanna has an active outreach and public engagement profile. She has run Neuroscience and Psychology workshops for schools, museums and charities. She has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology and is interested in applying advanced technologies into teaching and in teaching online. She has recently contributed to the Dementia Care course featured on the Future Learn platform.

Research interests

My research focuses broadly on emotion, cognition and technology. In particular, I am interested in understanding how we perceive and interpret behaviour of other people in everyday life and how we interact with technology around us. I investigate how we respond to different non-verbal social cues conveyed by faces and body actions of others and how individual differences and our judgement regarding these cues can guide our behaviour and motivation. I typically use methods from experimental and social psychology, I combine modelling, computer science, survey data and psychological experimentation to understand neurobiological, perceptual, cognitive and action processes that underpin social behaviour. I am also interested in examining how people interact with information technology and issues around trust and transparency in human-computer interaction. I focus on real-world applications of emotion and social perception science, for example on developing interventions for increasing social and emotional competence in children, or measuring the impact on community based activity on emotional well-being.

Publications

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2023

Balatia, H., Wincenciak, J. and Buck, T. (2023) The associations of anger and hope with project retention decisions: a case study. PLoS ONE, 18(4), e0283322. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0283322) (PMID:37075009) (PMCID:PMC10115263)

2022

Wincenciak, J. , Palumbo, L., Epihova, G., Barraclough, N. E. and Jellema, T. (2022) Are adaptation aftereffects for facial emotional expressions affected by prior knowledge about the emotion? Cognition and Emotion, 36(4), pp. 602-615. (doi: 10.1080/02699931.2022.2031907) (PMID:35094648)

Assiri, F., Wincenciak, J. and Morrison-Love, D. (2022) Teachers’ continuance intention towards using Madrasati platform: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering, 16(8), pp. 440-446.

2021

Hanna, C. R. , Boyd, K. A. , Wincenciak, J. , Graham, J., Iveson, T., Jones, R. J. and Wilson, R. (2021) Do clinical trials change practice? A longitudinal, international assessment of colorectal cancer prescribing practices. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications, 28, 100445. (doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2021.100445) (PMID:34425469)

2019

Tiffany Leung, H. T. and Wincenciak, J. (2019) Discrepancy between first impression and social description, and its effect on people’s attitude. Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, 7(1), pp. 11-18. (doi: 10.18510/hssr.2019.712)

2017

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Han, C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Debruine, L. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Does the interaction between cortisol and testosterone predict men's facial attractiveness? Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3(4), pp. 275-281. (doi: 10.1007/s40750-017-0064-1)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and Behavior, 87, pp. 57-61. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.021) (PMID:27810343)

2016

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Pisanski, K., Feinberg, D. R., Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2016) Are men's perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels? PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166855. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166855) (PMID:27875569) (PMCID:PMC5119782)

Keefe, B. D., Wincenciak, J. , Jellema, T., Ward, J. W. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs. Journal of Vision, 16(9), p. 9. (doi: 10.1167/16.9.9) (PMID:27472496)

Wincenciak, J. , Ingham, J., Jellema, T. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Emotional actions are coded via two mechanisms: with and without identity representation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 693. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00693) (PMID:27242606) (PMCID:PMC4862987)

2015

McDonald, C., Pearce, M. S., Wincenciak, J. , Kerr, S. R.J. and Newton, J. L. (2015) Ambulatory blood pressure variability increases over a 10-year follow-up in community-dwelling older people. American Journal of Hypertension, 29(5), pp. 560-567. (doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpv150) (PMID:26310662)

Jones, B. C. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Kandrik, M., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. and Debruine, L. M. (2015) Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, pp. 29-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.02.021) (PMID:25796069)

Wincenciak, J. , Fincher, C. L., Fisher, C. I., Hahn, A. C. , Jones, B. C. and DeBruine, L. M. (2015) Mate choice, mate preference, and biological markets: the relationship between partner choice and health preference is modulated by women’s own attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4), pp. 274-278. (doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.004)

2014

Keefe, B. D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S. S., Wincenciak, J. and Barraclough, N. E. (2014) A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness. Behavior Research Methods, 46(4), pp. 1042-1051. (doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0439-6)

Torrance, J. S., Wincenciak, J. , Hahn, A. C. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2014) The relative contributions of facial shape and surface information to perceptions of attractiveness and dominance. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e104415. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104415) (PMID:25349994) (PMCID:PMC4211661)

2013

Wincenciak, J. , Dzhelyova, M., Perrett, D.I. and Barraclough, N.E. (2013) Adaptation to facial trustworthiness is different in female and male observers. Vision Research, 87, pp. 30-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2013.05.007)

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Number of items: 16.

Articles

Balatia, H., Wincenciak, J. and Buck, T. (2023) The associations of anger and hope with project retention decisions: a case study. PLoS ONE, 18(4), e0283322. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0283322) (PMID:37075009) (PMCID:PMC10115263)

Wincenciak, J. , Palumbo, L., Epihova, G., Barraclough, N. E. and Jellema, T. (2022) Are adaptation aftereffects for facial emotional expressions affected by prior knowledge about the emotion? Cognition and Emotion, 36(4), pp. 602-615. (doi: 10.1080/02699931.2022.2031907) (PMID:35094648)

Assiri, F., Wincenciak, J. and Morrison-Love, D. (2022) Teachers’ continuance intention towards using Madrasati platform: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering, 16(8), pp. 440-446.

Hanna, C. R. , Boyd, K. A. , Wincenciak, J. , Graham, J., Iveson, T., Jones, R. J. and Wilson, R. (2021) Do clinical trials change practice? A longitudinal, international assessment of colorectal cancer prescribing practices. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications, 28, 100445. (doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2021.100445) (PMID:34425469)

Tiffany Leung, H. T. and Wincenciak, J. (2019) Discrepancy between first impression and social description, and its effect on people’s attitude. Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, 7(1), pp. 11-18. (doi: 10.18510/hssr.2019.712)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Han, C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Debruine, L. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Does the interaction between cortisol and testosterone predict men's facial attractiveness? Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 3(4), pp. 275-281. (doi: 10.1007/s40750-017-0064-1)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2017) Are physiological and behavioral immune responses negatively correlated? Evidence from hormone-linked differences in men's face preferences. Hormones and Behavior, 87, pp. 57-61. (doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.021) (PMID:27810343)

Kandrik, M. , Hahn, A. C. , Wincenciak, J. , Fisher, C. I., Pisanski, K., Feinberg, D. R., Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2016) Are men's perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels? PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166855. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166855) (PMID:27875569) (PMCID:PMC5119782)

Keefe, B. D., Wincenciak, J. , Jellema, T., Ward, J. W. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs. Journal of Vision, 16(9), p. 9. (doi: 10.1167/16.9.9) (PMID:27472496)

Wincenciak, J. , Ingham, J., Jellema, T. and Barraclough, N. E. (2016) Emotional actions are coded via two mechanisms: with and without identity representation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 693. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00693) (PMID:27242606) (PMCID:PMC4862987)

McDonald, C., Pearce, M. S., Wincenciak, J. , Kerr, S. R.J. and Newton, J. L. (2015) Ambulatory blood pressure variability increases over a 10-year follow-up in community-dwelling older people. American Journal of Hypertension, 29(5), pp. 560-567. (doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpv150) (PMID:26310662)

Jones, B. C. , Hahn, A. C. , Fisher, C. I., Wincenciak, J. , Kandrik, M., Roberts, S. C., Little, A. C. and Debruine, L. M. (2015) Facial coloration tracks changes in women's estradiol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, pp. 29-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.02.021) (PMID:25796069)

Wincenciak, J. , Fincher, C. L., Fisher, C. I., Hahn, A. C. , Jones, B. C. and DeBruine, L. M. (2015) Mate choice, mate preference, and biological markets: the relationship between partner choice and health preference is modulated by women’s own attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(4), pp. 274-278. (doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.12.004)

Keefe, B. D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S. S., Wincenciak, J. and Barraclough, N. E. (2014) A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness. Behavior Research Methods, 46(4), pp. 1042-1051. (doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0439-6)

Torrance, J. S., Wincenciak, J. , Hahn, A. C. , Debruine, L. M. and Jones, B. C. (2014) The relative contributions of facial shape and surface information to perceptions of attractiveness and dominance. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e104415. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104415) (PMID:25349994) (PMCID:PMC4211661)

Wincenciak, J. , Dzhelyova, M., Perrett, D.I. and Barraclough, N.E. (2013) Adaptation to facial trustworthiness is different in female and male observers. Vision Research, 87, pp. 30-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2013.05.007)

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Grants

ESRC CRoSS/GKEF: Puppet Box – Puppetry-based learning and socio-emotional development toolkit (2022-23, PI, 15,004.22)

ESRC IAA: Nurturing Schools - Supporting children’s emotional resilience and teacher’s self-efficacy using puppetry (2022, PI, £9100.00). 

Chancellor’s Fund: PGR Research un-conference (2021-2022, PI, £1000.00)

Experimental Psychology Society Research Grant: Developmental Trajectory of Emotion Perception (2021-2023, PI, £8718.00)

CoSS Strategic Research Fund: Puppetry and Emotional Resilience (2019-2020, PI, £3097.00)

LTDF: User-centered design for digital education – a combined UX and eye-tracking study (2019-2020, PI, 2846.40) 

ERSC IAA Business Boost Seed Funding: Trust in Digital Sector (2018-2019, PI, £2125.80)

School of Education Psychology Equipment Fund (PI, £2560)

School of Education Small Project Funding (Co-I, £5366.16)

Supervision

Unfortunatelly I will not be accepting any new PhD students in teh academic session 2024/25. 

 

Current PhD students:

Ahmad Abotalib - Education Policy towards Teacher Preparation Teacher Effectiveness

Fiasal Abdullah Assiri - The Factors Impacting Secondary School Teachers’ Continuance with Online Learning

Yingkai Yan - Teachnology assisted teaching

Jiachen Wang - AI-based second language learning

Andrea Kyprianou - Smartphone Applications on Adult Learners’ Acquisition of Phrasal Verbs in English

 

Past PhD Students:

Heba Balatia - The Influences of Anger and Sunk Cost Bias on Project Status: An Extension to Portfolios of Projects

Farina Tavasolian - Gifted Young Children and the Early Years Curriculum

Teaching

I teach on the MSc in Psychological Studies, MSc Education, Public Policy & Equity and MSc in Psychology (ODL). I offer Quanititative Methods training across UG, ITE and PGT provision.  

Additional information

Reviewer for: Body Image, British Journal of Psychology, Education Sciences, Evolution and Human Behavior, Evolutionary Behavioural Sciences, Human Ethology Bulletin, Internatonal Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Psychology, Crime and Law, SAGE Open, Sustainability, Vision Research

PGT Student UnConference Programme 2022 can be viewed here: UnconferenceProgramme2022