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Stu DunnStu Dunn, Founder of SDL Behavioural Science Consultancy and Head Consultant, International Speaker, FACS Certified, New Zealand's Micro Expressions, Body Language & Deception Detection Expert.

Stu Dunn is the first Facial Action Coding System (FACS) Certified consultant in New Zealand. Stu has had a natural interest in human behaviour and non verbal communication for most of his life. Stu's continued study of psychology, body language, micro expressions and FACS has helped him become New Zealand's leading expert in micro expressions, emotional surveillance and FACS (FACS is the most detailed de-coding of the face, and universally recognized by psychologists and physiologists worldwide).

Stu is also one of the first in the world to achieve Master Level on Humintell's Mix Elite Micro Expressions software. Stu has been studying body language since 2001, and has worked with participants from New Zealand, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Germany, Afghanistan, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Macedonia and Sri Lanka so far. This includes working with participants from the NZ Defence, IRD Fraud Investigators, Sri Lankan Customs, Homeland Security, Telecom NZ and Vodafone to name a few.

Stu's areas of expertise include: micro expressions, emotions and emotional surveillance, body language, deception, interviewing, training, business consulting, video analysis (evaluating truthfulness & credibility), FACS coding (videos, pictures and animation), sales training, assistance with criminal and private investigations.


For general questions about training courses, FACS, emotional recognition, micro expressions or any service or related issue, please contact SDL.

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Outside of behavioural science, Stu practices martial arts, starting in 1991. In 1999 he began Wing Chun Kung Fu, and has been teaching the Qian Li Dao Academy style of Wing Chun since 2005. Stu has also been trained in massage, has a Certificate in Hypnotherapy (January 2010) and has written a fantasy book (Sarophia, 2004).

To read more about Stu's book; True Lies: A Guide to Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language and Detecting Deception in the Real World, click here.

Verbal Habits of Deceptive People - Verbal Leaks 4: Speech Dis-fluencies. These account for the seemingly random and meaningless sounds, sighs, and pauses that fill our normal everyday speech. When people are confident about what they are saying, their statements are straightforward, such as; "I came home last night around eleven thirty", "She can be hard to work with, but we get along okay", "What is it you want to know?" Stressed or nervous subjects often try to slow their speech to gain more time to think, plan ahead. Silence makes most people uncomfortable, so subjects feel compelled to fill the pauses with sound. For example (some sentences); "Uh, I came home last night around eleven thirty", "She can be, like, hard to work with *sigh* but we get along okay", "*Speaker clears their throat* What is it you want to know?"
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