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Dr Yong Zhi Foo

BSocSc NUS, MSocSc NUS, PhD UWA.

Yong Zhi Foo

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 8 6488 3573
email : yong.foo@uwa.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7627-2991

External Address

School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

Awards

  • CCD Excellence in Research Student Award: Outstanding 2016 Publication (2017), Foo, Y.Z. for "Foo, Y., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2017). The effects of sex hormones on immune function: A meta-analysis." Biological Reviews.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • CCD Postdoc Exchange Scheme, Person Perception Program. (2018) Visiting the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK. Foo, Y.Z. ($5,850)
  • Australian Government Department of Education and Training Endeavour Research Fellowship (2018) "Position at UNSW with A/Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa." Foo, Y.Z. ($24,500)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Foo, Y.Z., Simmons, L.W., Peters, M., & Rhodes, G. (2018). Perceived physical strength in men is attractive to females but may come at a cost to ejaculate quality. Animal Behaviour, 142, 191-197. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.06.019
  • Sutherland, C.A.M., Martin, L.M., Kloth, N., Simmons, L.W., Foo, Y.Z., & Rhodes, G. (2018). Impressions of sexual unfaithfulness and their accuracy show a degree of universality. PLoS ONE, 13(10), e0205716. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205716
  • Foo, Y.Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2017). The effects of sex hormones on immune function: A meta-analysis. Biological Reviews, 92(1), 551-571. doi:10.1111/brv.12243
  • Foo, Y.Z., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2017). The carotenoid beta-carotene enhances facial colour, attractiveness and perceived health, but not actual health, in humans. Behavioral Ecology, 28(2), 570-578. doi:10.1093/beheco/arw188
  • Foo, Y.Z., Simmons, L.W., & Rhodes, G. (2017). The relationship between health and mating success in humans. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 160603. doi:10.1098/rsos.160603
  • Foo, Y.Z., Simmons, L.W., & Rhodes, G. (2017). Predictors of facial attractiveness and health in humans. Scientific Reports, 7, 39731. doi:10.1038/srep39731
  • Sutherland, C. A. M., Martin, L., Kloth, N., Simmons, L., Foo, Y.-Z. & Rhodes, G. (0000). Impressions of sexual unfaithfulness and their accuracy reflect a degree of universality. Plos ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205716

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Foo, Y.Z. (2018, May). Looking strong there! Male physical strength is attractive but comes at a cost to ejaculate quality. Colloquium at the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • Foo, Y.Z. (2018, May). Looking strong there! Male physical strength is attractive but comes at a cost to ejaculate quality. Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • Foo, Y.Z. (2018, May). Looking strong there! Male physical strength is attractive but comes at a cost to ejaculate quality. Invited colloquium at the Perception Lab, St Andrews University, St Andrews, UK.
  • Foo, Y.Z. (2018, March). Accuracy indulging unfaithfulness from faces: Further evidence. Paper presented at the 2nd CCD International Workshop on Person Perception, The University of Western Australia.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Loncarevic, A., Simmons, L.W., & Rhodes, G. (2018, March). Accuracy in judging unfaithfulness from faces: Further evidence. Paper presented at the CCD 2nd International Workshop on Person Perception, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Foo, Y.Z. (2017, November). Why do we find certain faces attractive? Paper presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2017, November). The effects of sex hormones on immune function: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Harris, C., Kohnen, S., Wong, S., Foo, Y.Z., & Castles, A. (2017, November). What is a postdoc? How do you get one? How do you make it successful? Colloquium at the CCD Early Career Researcher Workshop, Macquarie University.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2017, June). The carotenoid beta-carotene enhances facial colour, attractiveness and perceived health, but not actual health, in humans. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Boise, USA.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Simmons, L.W., & Rhodes, G. (2017, June). Predictors of facial attractiveness and health in humans. Paper presented at the International Society for Human Ethology, 6th Summer Institute, Boise State University, USA.
  • Foo, Y.-Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2016, August). The effect of testosterone on immune function: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L.W. (2016, July). The effects of sex hormones on immune function. Paper presented at the 16th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE 2016), Exeter, UK.
  • Foo, Y.Z., Nakagawa, S., Rhodes, G., & Simmons, L. (2015, March). Testosterone suppresses immune function: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders International Person Perception Workshop, Perth.

Further Information

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