Stephanie Rossit


  • 0.108A Lawrence Stenhouse Building

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Perception, Attention and Action in the healthy and damaged brain. Cognitive assessment and Rehabilitation.

Personal profile

Key Research Interests

Dr. Rossit’s research is inter-disciplinary at the intersection of Neuroscience, Psychology and Medicine. The overarching goal of her research program is to: 1) investigate how the brain supports perception, action and attention; 2) investigate how these processes are affected by aging and brain disease; and 3) develop and test novel ‘complex interventions’ for cognitive rehabilitation. In PSY, she leads a unique line of research in the Neuropsychology Laboratory (Neurolab) bridging the gap between neuroscience and clinical practise and working with severe clinical populations (stroke survivors, traumatic brain injury survivor, dementia and cognitive impairment). For more information please visit the Neurolab website.

Want to do an MSc. or a Ph.D.? Want to get research experience?

Students who wish to pursue an MSc. or a Ph.D. or get research experience under the supervision of Dr. Rossit should send her an e-mail including a short description (max = 200 words) of why they are interested in joining her lab. Every year, MSc. and PhD. studentships are advertised at UEA so get in touch if you would like more information. Other funding opportunities can also be discussed.



Dr. Stephanie Rossit joined UEA in 2013. She graduated in Psychology from the University of the Algarve (Portugal) and then went on to do a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow investigating stroke patients who suffered from visual neglect. After her Ph.D. she undertook a post-doctoral research position at the Brain and Mind Institute at the Western University (Canada) using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study visuomotor control. She is an executive commitee member of the British Neuropsychological Society, an Editor for the journal Cogent Psychology (Neuropsychology Section) and a consulting Editor for Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. She is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). For more information please visit the Neurolab website.

Indicative Publications

Knights, E., Mansfield, C., Tonin, D., Saada, J. Smith, F.W. & Rossit, S. (2021). Hand-selective visual regions represent how to grasp 3D tools: brain decoding during real actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41 (24), 5263-5273.

Rossit, S., Benwell C., Szymanek L., Learmonth G. McKernan L., Corrigan E., Muir K., Reeves I., Duncan G., Birschel P., Roberts M., Livingstone K., Jackson H., Hogg C., Castle P. & Harvey, M. (2019). Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29, 251-272.

Rossit, S., Harvey, M., Butler, S.H., Szymanek, L., Morand, S., Monaco, S. & McIntosh, R.D. (2018). Impaired peripheral reaching and on-line corrections in patient DF: optic ataxia with visual form agnosia. Cortex, 98, 84-101.

Fernandez-Espejo, D., Rossit, S., Owen, A.M. (2015) A Thalamocortical Mechanism for the Absence of Overt Motor Behavior in Covertly Aware Patients. JAMA Neurology, 72(12):1442-1450.


Teaching Interests

  • Year 1 - Introduction to Psychology
  • Year 2 - Cognition, Biology, and Individual Differences: Biological Psychology Lecturer (Vision; Motor control)
  • Year 3 - Clinical Neuropsychology: Module lead and Lecturer
  • Year 3 - Undergraduate Research Project:supervisor
  • MSc.  - Practical skills for psychological research (open research)
  • MSc. Cognitive Neuroscience - Topics and Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience (Structural neuroimaging & anatomy; Real world Neuroscience) 
  • MSc. Cognitive Neuroscience - Dissertation supervisor
  • Clinical Psychology Doctorate - Neuropsychology


Key Responsibilities

UEA Institutional Lead for UK Reproducibility Network

UEA Research Culture Working Group

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Psychology

Media Expertise

  • Dementia
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Healthy Ageing

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