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 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.
Outside of behavioural science, Stu practices martial arts. 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 and has a Certificate in Hypnotherapy (January 2010).
Human Behaviour Academy (HBA) is a non-profit organisation that trains candidates on skills, knowledge and attitude to deal with human attitude and behaviour. Besides, HBA develops professionalism among the practitioners.