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Professor Susan Rossell

Professorial Research Fellow, Deputy Director

Biography

Susan Rossell is a Professorial Research Fellow at Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University and has adjunct positions at Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre and Psychiatry within St Vincent's Health. She is a cognitive neuropsychologist. Her research has focused on understanding the cognitive and neurobiological processes involved in psychosis and related disorders. She has extensive experience in neuroimaging. Prior to coming to Australia, Susan studied at the University of Manchester, the Institute of Psychiatry (part of King's College London) and Oxford University. She gained experience in neuroimaging whilst undertaking a position at the world-renowned Functional Imaging Lab, Queens Square, London, UK.

In 2000 she was awarded a prestigious International Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship during which she spent part of her time at Macquarie University in Sydney. From 2004 to 2007 she was Head of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Department at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, Melbourne. In 2008 she moved to Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and in 2010 came to Swinburne University. Susan has published extensively and has received both the International and European award for Young Investigator into Schizophrenia Research.

Research interests

Schizophrenia and related disorders; Bipolar Disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorder; Mood disorders; Cognitive neuroscience particularly audition, memory, emotion processing and language; Integration of language and memory systems; Neuroimaging including fMRI, EEG and eyetracking; Relationship between genes and cognition

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100

Publications

Also published as: Rossell, Susan; Rossell, S.; Rossell, S. L.; Rossell, Susan L.
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pre-2010

Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: An open-label pilot trial of N-acetyl cysteine treatment for body dysmorphic disorder *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2016: Can we explain accelerated cognitive ageing using the muscarinic system? *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2016: Evaluating a Novel Smartphone-Assisted Coping Strategy Intervention for Distressing Voices The SAVVy Study *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2016: N-Acetyl Cysteine In Schizophrenia Resistant to Clozapine: A Double-Blind Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial Targeting Negative Symptoms *; NHMRC Project Grants
  • 2016: Too stressed to think clearly? How microarray gene expression profiling can inform us about stress and cognition *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2016: Understanding trauma-related auditory verbal hallucinations: phenomenology and predictors *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: Investigating the relationship between structural and functional neural networks implicated in emotion processing in bipolar disorder. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: Nature's clocks and human mood: The neural basis of the 24-hour rhythm in reward motivation *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: Neuromagnetic correlates of semantic memory processing in health and depression: A magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study of semantic priming *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: NHMRC 2015 Standard Equipment Grant: LcModel *; NHMRC Standard Equipment Grant
  • 2015: Reward Sensitivity theory in Trichotillomania *; ARHRF Ian Scott Scholarship
  • 2015: The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Auditory Hallucinations on Localised Brain Activity, Attention and Subjective Experience *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: The trajectory of trauma: an integrative approach *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2014: A comprehensive investigation of neurocognitive, emotional and neurobiological processes in body dysmorphic disorder. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2014: An examination of the characteristics (phenomenology) of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in relation to mood in bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2014: Investigating factors that influence the efficacy of cognitive remediation therapy in people with schizophrenia. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2014: NHMRC 2014 Standard Equipment Grant:MEG compatible button boxes *; NHMRC Standard Equipment Grant
  • 2014: Using the latest neuroimaging and genetic advances to improve our understanding of hearing voices *; NHMRC Project Grants
  • 2013: A multimodal neuroimaging investigation of social rejection in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Anorexias Nervosa (AN) *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2013: Use of online technology to promote self-management and recovery in people with psychosis (MIRF) *; Victorian Mental Illness Research Fund
  • 2012: Characterizing semantic memory using cognitive, neuroimaging and genetic evidence *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2012: Comparison of the neurocognitive profiles in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression through the use of the MATRICS consensus cognitive battery *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2012: Neuromagnetic correlates of semantic memory processing: A magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study of semantic priming in healthy adults *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2012: Using MEG to better understand the temporal characteristics of auditory hallucinations *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2011: Psychophysiological Correlates of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD); possible early biomarkers *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2011: Understanding Emotion Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder *; Australian Rotary Health/Bipolar Expedition Research Project Grant
  • 2011: Understanding Emotion Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder *; Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Grants

* Chief Investigator