Dr Sabira Mannan


I joined Kingston University in 2010 from the Department for Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University. Prior to that I worked full time for ten years at the Centre for Neuroscience at Imperial College London. I completed my PhD from Imperial College after studying at Southampton University and St Thomas's medical school.

I was the Head of the Department of Psychology between 2014 and 2024. I am currently module leader for the final year module Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation and the first year module Historical and Philosophical Concepts in Psychology.

My research is focussed on evaluating rehabilitation techniques for patients with visual disorders as a result of stroke. I am also interested in how we extract visual information from the world and in understanding the neural pathways involved in these processes.  More recent research has focussed on understanding the role of eye movements in decision making and working memory.

I have successfully supervised Doctoral students and am willing to supervise suitably qualified doctoral students in the areas of neuropsychology and cognitive science.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor


  • PhD Biophysics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • PGCert HE

Teaching and learning


Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Number of items: 28.


Soto, D., Mannan, S., Malhotra, P., Rzeskiewicz, A. and Humphreys, G.W. (2011) Distinguishing non-spatial biases in visual selection: Neuropsychological evidence. Acta Psychologica, 135(2), pp. 226-234. ISSN (print) 0001-6918

Bridge, H., Hicks, S.L., Xie, J., Okell, T.W., Mannan, S., Alexander, I., Cowey, A. and Kennard, C. (2010) Visual activation of extra-striate cortex in the absence of V1 activation. Neuropsychologia, 48(14), pp. 4148-4154. ISSN (print) 0028-3932

Mannan, S., Pambakian, A. and Kennard, C. (2010) Compensatory strategies following visual search training in patients with homonymous hemianopia: an eye movement study. Journal of Neurology, 257(11), pp. 1812-1821. ISSN (print) 0340-5354

Mannan, S., Kennard, C., Potter, D., Pan, Y. and Soto, D. (2010) Early oculomotor capture by new onsets driven by the contents of working memory. Vision Research, 50(16), pp. 1590-1597. ISSN (print) 0042-6989

Anderson, E.J., Mannan, S.K., Rees, G., Sumner, P. and Kennard, C. (2010) Overlapping functional anatomy for working memory and visual search. Experimental Brain Research, 200(1), pp. 91-107. ISSN (print) 0014-4819

Mannan, S., Kennard, C. and Husain, M. (2009) The role of visual salience in directing eye movements in visual object agnosia. Current Biology, 19(6), pp. 247-248. ISSN (print) 0960-9822

Akman, O., Clement, R., Broomhead, D., Mannan, S., Moorhead, I. and Wilson, H. (2009) Probing bottom-up processing with multistable images. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 1(3), pp. 1-7. ISSN (online) 1995-8692

Anderson, E.J., Mannan, S.K., Rees, G., Sumner, P. and Kennard, C. (2008) A role for spatial and nonspatial working memory processes in visual search. Experimental Psychology, 55(5), pp. 301-312. ISSN (print) 1618-3169

Mannan, S.K., Hodgson, T.L., Husain, M. and Kennard, C. (2008) Eye movements in visual search indicate impaired saliency processing in Parkinson's disease. Progress in Brain Research, 171, pp. 559-562. ISSN (print) 0079-6123

Anderson, E.J., Mannan, S.K., Husain, M., Rees, G., Sumner, P., Mort, D.J., McRobbie, D. and Kennard, C. (2007) Involvement of prefrontal cortex in visual search. Experimental Brain Research, 180, pp. 289-302. ISSN (print) 0014-4819

Rosenthal, C.R., Walsh, V., Mannan, S.K., Anderson, E.J., Hawken, M.B. and Kennard, C. (2006) Temporal dynamics of parietal cortex involvement in visual search. Neuropsychologia, 44(5), pp. 731-743. ISSN (print) 0028-3932

Kennard, C., Mannan, S.K., Nachev, P., Parton, A., Mort, D.J., Rees, G., Hodgson, T.L. and Husain, M. (2005) Cognitive processes in saccade generation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1039, pp. 176-183. ISSN (print) 0077-8923

Mannan, S.K., Mort, D.J., Hodgson, T.L., Driver, J., Kennard, C. and Husain, M. (2005) Revisiting previously searched locations in visual neglect: role of right parietal and frontal lesions in misjudging old locations as new. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(2), pp. 340-354. ISSN (print) 0898-929X

Malhotra, P., Mannan, S., Driver, J. and Husain, M. (2004) Impaired spatial working memory: one component of the visual neglect syndrome. Cortex, 40(4-5), pp. 667-676. ISSN (print) 0010-9452

Pambakian, A.L.M., Mannan, S.K., Hodgson, T.L. and Kennard, C. (2004) Saccadic visual search training: a treatment for patients with homonymous hemianopia. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, 75(10), pp. 1443-1448. ISSN (print) 0022-3050

Mort, D., Malhotra, P., Mannan, S., Rorden, C., Pambakian, A., Kennard, C. and Husain, M. (2003) The anatomy of visual neglect. Brain, 126(9), pp. 1986-1997. ISSN (print) 0006-8950

Mort, D., Perry, R., Mannan, S., Hodgson, T., Anderson, E., Quest, R., McRobbie, D., McBride, A., Husain, M. and Kennard, C. (2003) Differential cortical activation during voluntary and reflexive saccades in man. NeuroImage, 18(2), pp. 231-246. ISSN (print) 1053-8119

Akdal, G., Hodgson, T., Hill, A., Mannan, S. and Kennard, C. (2002) Visual object memory and memory-guided saccades rely on shared mental representations. Experimental Brain Research, 143(4), pp. 509-514. ISSN (print) 0014-4819

Husain, M., Mannan, S., Hodgson, T., Wojciulik, E., Driver, J. and Kennard, C. (2001) Impaired spatial working memory across saccades contributes to abnormal search in parietal neglect. Brain, 124(5), pp. 941-952. ISSN (print) 0006-8950

Pambakian, A., Wooding, D., Patel, N., Morland, A., Kennard, C. and Mannan, S. (2000) Scanning the visual world: a study of patients with homonymous hemianopia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 69(6), pp. 751-759. ISSN (print) 0022-3050

Walker, R., Mannan, S., Maurer, D., Pambakian, A. and Kennard, C. (2000) The oculomotor distractor effect in normal and hemianopic vision. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences, 267(1442), pp. 431-438. ISSN (print) 0962-8452

Foster, D., Savage, C., Mannan, S. and Ruddock, K. (2000) Asymmetries of saccadic eye movements in oriented-line-target search. Vision Research, 40(1), pp. 65-70. ISSN (print) 0042-6989

Mannan, S., Ruddock, K. and Wooding, D. (1997) Fixation patterns made during brief examination of two-dimensional images. Perception, 26(8), pp. 1059-1072. ISSN (print) 0301-0066

Mannan, S., Ruddock, K. and Wooding, D. (1997) Fixation sequences made during visual examination of briefly presented 2-D images. Spatial Vision, 11(2), pp. 157-178. ISSN (print) 1878-4755

Mannan, S., Ruddock, K. and Wooding, D. (1996) The relationship between the location of spatial features and those of fixations made during visual examination of briefly presented images. Spatial Vision, 10(3), pp. 165-188. ISSN (print) 1878-4755

Mannan, S., Ruddock, K. and Wooding, D. (1995) Automatic control of saccadic eye movements made in visual inspection of briefly presented 2-D images. Spatial Vision, 9(3), pp. 363-386. ISSN (print) 1878-4755

Binello, A., Mannan, S. and Ruddock, K. (1995) The characteristics of eye movements made during visual search with multi-element stimuli. Spatial Vision, 9(3), pp. 343-362. ISSN (print) 1878-4755

Book Section

Mannan, S., Ruddock, K. and Wright, J. (1995) Eye movements and response times for the detection of line orientation during visual search. In: Findlay, J. , Walker, R. and Kentridge, R., (eds.) Eye movement research: mechanisms, processes and applications. Amsterdam : The Netherlands. pp. 337-348. (Studies in visual information processing, (6)) ISBN 9780444814739

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