Dr. Stephanie Rossit

Lab PI

I joined the University of East Anglia (UEA) as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology in 2013. I grew up in Portugal and graduated in Psychology from the University of the Algarve (Portugal). I did my Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow investigating stroke patients who suffered from visual neglect. After my Ph.D. I undertook a post-doctoral research position at the Brain and Mind Institute at the Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study perception and action. If you are interested in research opportunities in my lab, please get in touch!


Helen Morse

Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow

I graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2016 from Plymouth University. During my undergraduate course I investigated neural processes underlying visual mental imagery using ERPs and during my MSc Cognitive Neuroscience I studied how visuomotor feedback training affects perception, attentional processing and mental imagery in healthy individuals. I have been awarded a Stroke Association PhD fellowship to continue this work with Stephanie, Prof. Pomeroy and Dr. Allan Clark.


Annie Warman

PhD student

I graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Hull in July 2018. During my undergraduate degree, I investigated individual differences in the integration of speech and gesture and developed a strong interest in neuropsychology and research. I completed my Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience with Dr Rossit in 2020 investigating visuomotor functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. I am now working towards my PhD with Stephanie and Dr Fraser Smith investigating how perception and action interact in the brain using fMRI and behavioural studies. In my spare time, I enjoy running, jigsaws and am a lover of live music.


Harry Evans

MSc student

I graduated with a degree in Psychology with a Year Abroad (New Zealand) from the University of East Anglia in 2020. As part of my third-year dissertation project, I explored affordance perception in relation to traits of both schizophrenia and autism. Currently, I’m working towards completing my MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, and as part of this, am writing a dissertation centred on an app developed for stroke rehabilitation. In my personal life, I enjoy all flavours of music, as well as being in the outdoors and working up a sweat!


Wiktoria Wiatrowska

MSc student

I graduated with BSc in Psychology from the University of East Anglia in 2020. In my third-year research project, I investigated relationships between creativity, academic preference, and autistic traits. I am now undertaking studies in Cognitive Neuroscience. For my MSc dissertation I am working on a new app that will aid stroke patients' rehabilitation. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cycling, and learning about Korean culture, sustainability and climate change.

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Skye Hadwin-Purkayasta

MSc student

I graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2020 with a degree in Psychology. I focused on the relationship between Theory of Mind and language ability within my dissertation project, and thoroughly enjoyed my module exploring applied neuropsychology. Following this, I am now working towards an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, and am hoping to pursue a career in cognitive rehabilitation, particularly for post-stroke visual neglect. Outside of my degree, I work for a dental practice completing HR and admin work, and enjoy working with patients and reading!


Emily Mason

Research Assistant

I am a current undergraduate psychology student at the University of East Anglia, with an interest in the brain and cognition. For my dissertation project, I am investigating how traits associated with autism influence the magnitude of the self-reference effect during the processing of scenes. My research interests are varied, but I have a particular interest in the neural and cognitive changes associated with injury, ageing and disease. Upon completion of my degree, I plan to complete an Msc. and PhD neuroscience, with the ultimate goal of obtaining work within a university. In my free time I enjoying reading, walking my dogs and learning about history. 

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Greta Vangerow

Research Assistant

I am currently in my third year of the BSc in Psychology at the University of East Anglia and am due to finish in June 2021. I am currently assessing the influence of autistic traits on intention and outcome-based moral judgments as part of my third-year dissertation research project, which has allowed me to explore aspects of social neuroscience such as Theory of Mind. Following my BSc, I hope to begin a Master's programme in Clinical psychology with a focus on neuro- and rehabilitation sciences in Germany. Outside of my studies, I enjoy baking sweet treats and reading as well as taking part in yoga practices hosted by UEA Yoga. 


Bethany Morton

Research Assistant

I am about to graduate from the University of Edinburgh, with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Psychology (MA). My dissertation focused on embodied cognition, specifically investigating the relationship between interoceptive awareness, pseudoneglect and mental health. I hope to begin a MSc in Health Psychology at the University of St Andrews in September 2021. Outside of academics, I enjoy creative projects, spending time outdoors, and cooking for others. 

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Emma Harris

Research Assistant

I am a second year psychology student at the University of East Anglia. I am yet to choose my dissertation project but I am interested in the neurological aspects of psychology and in particular how technology can be used to aid in the rehabilitation of individuals and the role psychology could play in artificial intelligence. On graduation I aim to further my studies by completing an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. When I am not studying, I enjoy walking my dogs and participating in the university cheerleading team.

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Niamh Parkinson

Research Assistant

I have just finished the second year of my undergraduate psychology degree at the University of East Anglia. I have not yet decided on a dissertation project, however I am particularly interested in the effects of disease and injury on the brain and how these effect the cognitive processes. I recognise the importance of this learning to the development and application of new rehabilitation techniques. After I graduate, I would like to continue my studies and undertake a master’s course in Cognitive Neuroscience and then complete a PhD. In my free time I enjoy participating in sports. At the moment I mostly play badminton.

Lab alumni

Postgraduate students:

  • Elise Kenning, MSc

  • Laura Williamson, MSc

  • Rebecca Shapland, MSc [now a MED student]

  • Ethan Knights, UG, MSc & PhD [now a post-doctoral researcher with Rik Henson at MRC-CBU]

  • Amy Jolly, UG & MSc [now a PhD student with Prof. Hugh Markus at the University of Cambridge]

  • Diana Tonin, PhD [now a research assistant for Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation · Strategy Risk and Research]

  • Nedislav Petrunov, MSc.

  • Holly Weaver, MSc. [now research executive at GfK, London]

  • Emma Watkinson-Aspinall, PhD (2nd supervisor)

  • Rachel Lambert, MSc. [completed PhD student with Dr. Renoult]

  • Michelle Weedon, MSc.

  • Jennifer Campbell, Visiting research student from Western University (Canada, 2016)

  • Marianne Piano, Visiting PhD student from Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University (2014)

Undergraduate students:

  • Courtney Mansfield, UEA (18-19) [now a 1+3 PGR student with Dr. Smith]

  • Zoe Withers, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Charlotte Morley, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Catherine Stallard, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Celine Bodart, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Katrina Leyden, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Sarah Williams-Lamin, Psychology, UEA (17-18)

  • Alicia Jauffret, Psychology, UEA (16-17)

  • Sam Knights, Psychology, UEA (16-17)

  • Henrik Prenzlin, Psychology, UEA (16-17)

  • Maggie Fraser, Psychology, UEA (15-16)

  • Nicola Fox, Psychology, UEA (14-15)

  • Beth Bareham, Psychology, UEA (14-15)

  • Fiona Sterne, Psychology, UEA (13-14)

  • Kim Featherstone, Psychology, UEA (13-14)

  • Evey Simpson, Psychology, UEA (13-14)

  • Harriette Watts, Psychology, UEA (13-14)

  • Gillian Bleakley, Vision Sciences, GCU (12-13)

  • Adele Milton, Vision Sciences, GCU (12-13)