Key Research Interests and Expertise

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).

Most of her neuropsychological research is focused on studying the deficits associated with visual neglect (a loss of awareness of the contralesional side of space present in up to 80% of stroke patients) as well in investigating the efficacy of techniques used to rehabilitate this severe neurological condition. 

In her work she uses a variety of methods: neuropsychological testing; clinical trials; psychophysics; motion-tracking to measure eye and hand movements; lesion-symptom mapping to relate particular deficits with specific lesion sites in stroke patients; functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure the pattern of brain activation while participants perform perceptual and motor tasks inside an MRI scanner.

Want to do an MSc. or a Ph.D.?

Students who wish to pursue an MSc. or a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Rossit should send her an e-mail including a 2-page CV (inc. contacts for referees and grades) as well as a short description (max = 200 words) of why they are interested in doing a postgraduate degree in 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.

Want to get research experience? Want to do a research internship?

If you would like to get research experience such as working in my lab (analysing or collecting data) please get in touch, as I always welcome an extra help. There are special funding opportunities for undergraduate students that we can apply for. It would help if you send me a 1-page CV as well as a short description (max = 100 words) of why you are interested in doing research in my lab. 

For a full list of Dr. Rossit’s publications and more information about her research please visit the Neurolab website.

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