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. My research is focused in studying the role of sensory information for perception and motor control and how these two processes interact. I use a variety of methods: psychophysics, motion-tracking to measure eye and hand movements, lesion-symptom mapping and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). At UEA I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 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.

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.

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!

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!

Lab Alumni

Postgraduate Students

Annie Warman, MSc [now a PhD student at Neurolab]

Elise Kenning, MSc

Laura Williamson, MSc

Rebecca Shapland, MSc [now a MED student]

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

Amy Jolly, MSc [now a research assistant with Prof. Hugh Markus in Cambridge]

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

Nedislav Petrunov, MSc.

Helen Morse, MSc [now Stroke Association PhD fellow at Neurolab]

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

Ethan Knights, MSc. [PhD student with Dr. Rossit 2016-19]

Emma Watkinson-Aspinall, PhD (2nd supervisor)

Rachel Lambert, MSc. [now 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 research dissertation 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)

Amy Jolly, 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)

Ethan Knights, Psychology, UEA (14-15)

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)

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