Gestures and communication research
This work has potential major impact in the criminal justice system, job interviews, and marketing influence.
Nonverbal Behaviour in Investigative interviews
Daniel Gurney has conducted research into nonverbal behaviour (specifically, hand gestures) of individuals during forensic interviews and the extent to which they may communicate false information to mislead.
Gestures in marketing
Daniel Gurney has also looked at how the hand gestures of individuals can be used when selling products.
Daniel Gurney, Neil Howlett and Karen Pine have researched how individuals’ clothing and posture jointly influence the first impressions they make upon others.