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Professor Susan Rossell

PhD (Cognitive Neuropsychiatry), Kings College London, United Kingdom; BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Professor Susan Rossell is a cognitive neuropsychologist and Professorial Research Fellow at Swinburne’s Centre for Mental Health. She also holds adjunct positions at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and at St Vincent's Health.

Professor Rossell’s research focuses on understanding the cognitive and neurobiological processes involved in psychosis and related disorders. She has published extensively and received both the International and European award for Young Investigator into Schizophrenia Research.

Prior to coming to Australia, Professor Rossell studied at the University of Manchester, the Institute of Psychiatry (part of King's College London) and Oxford University. She gained extensive experience in neuroimaging while undertaking a position at London’s world-renowned Functional Imaging Lab. In 2000 Professor Rossell was awarded a prestigious International Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship during which she spent time at Macquarie University. Before joining Swinburne, she also held roles as Head of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Department at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria and at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.

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

Fields of Research

  • Applied And Developmental Psychology - 520100
  • Biological Psychology - 520200
  • Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
  • Social And Personality Psychology - 520500


Also published as: Rossell, Susan; Rossell, S.; Lee Rossell, S.; Lee Rossell, Susan; Rossell, S. L.; Rossell, Susan L.; Rossell, Susan Lee
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