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Jamie Whitehouse

Research Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Jamie Whitehouse is a Research Fellow within the Department of Psychology, working under PI Prof. Bridget Waller on the European Research Council (ERC) funded project: FACEDIFF. In the past, Jamie's work has focused primarily on social behaviour and communication in non-human primates and in his current role, he aims to uncover the evolutionary origins of individual differences in facial expression through comparative research on macaque monkeys.

Jamie is a member of the Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group.

Research areas

I am happy to support research and postgraduate students on the following topics:

  • Animal social behaviour
  • Human and non-human facial expressions
  • Social cognition
  • Stress and stress-associated behaviour
  • Social networks


Kavanagh, E., Whitehouse, J. & Waller, B.M. (pre-print).  The face in everyday social interaction: social outcomes and personality correlates of facial behaviour. PsyArXiv.

Whitehouse, J., Milward, S.J., Marker, M.O.,Kavanagh, E. & Waller, B. M. (2022). The signal value of stress behaviour. Evolution and Human Behaviour.

Waller, B. M., Kavanagh, E., Micheletta, J., Clark, P. R., & Whitehouse, J. (2022). The face is central to primate multicomponent signals. International Journal of Primatology, 1-17.

Ballesta, S., Sadoughi, B., Miss, F., Whitehouse, J., Aguenounon, G., & Meunier, H. (2021). Assessing the reliability of an automated method for measuring dominance hierarchy in non-human primatesPrimates, 1-13.

Julle-Danière, E., Whitehouse, J., Vrij, A., Gustafsson, E., & Waller, B. M. (2020). The social function of the feeling and expression of guilt. Royal Society open science7(12), 200617.

Whitehouse, J., & Meunier, H. (2020). An understanding of third-party friendships in a tolerant macaqueScientific reports10(1), 1-11.

Julle-Danière, E., Whitehouse, J., Mielke, A., Vrij, A., Gustafsson, E., Micheletta, J., & Waller, B. M. (2020). Are there non-verbal signals of guilt?PLoS One15(4), e0231756.

Waller, B. M., Whitehouse, J., & Micheletta, J. (2017). Rethinking primate facial expression: A predictive frameworkNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews82, 13-21.

Whitehouse, J., Micheletta, J., & Waller, B. M. (2017). Stress behaviours buffer macaques from aggressionScientific reports7(1), 1-9.

Whitehouse, J., Micheletta, J., Kaminski, J., & Waller, B. M. (2016). Macaques attend to scratching in othersAnimal behaviour122, 169-175.

Waller, B. M., Whitehouse, J., & Micheletta, J. (2016). Macaques can predict social outcomes from facial expressions. Animal cognition19(5), 1031-1036.

Julle-Daniere, E., Micheletta, J., Whitehouse, J., Joly, M., Gass, C., Burrows, A. M., & Waller, B. M. (2015). MaqFACS (Macaque Facial Action Coding System) can be used to document facial movements in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). PeerJ3, e1248.

Micheletta, J., Whitehouse, J., Parr, L. A., & Waller, B. M. (2015). Facial expression recognition in crested macaques (Macaca nigra). Animal Cognition18(4), 985-990.

Micheletta, J., Whitehouse, J., Parr, L. A., Marshman, P., Engelhardt, A., & Waller, B. M. (2015). Familiar and unfamiliar face recognition in crested macaques (Macaca nigra)Royal Society open science2(5), 150109.

Whitehouse, J., Waller, B. M., Chanvin, M., Wallace, E. K., Schel, A. M., Peirce, K., ... & Slocombe, K. (2014). Evaluation of public engagement activities to promote science in a zoo environment. PloS one9(11), e113395.

Waller, B. M., Misch, A., Whitehouse, J., & Herrmann, E. (2014). Children, but not chimpanzees, have facial correlates of determinationBiology Letters10(3), 20130974.

Whitehouse, J., Micheletta, J., Powell, L. E., Bordier, C., & Waller, B. M. (2013). The impact of cognitive testing on the welfare of group housed primates. PLoS one8(11), e78308.

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