Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Tatia M C Lee
MSc S'ton; MEd, PhD Alberta
Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education)

Tel: (852) 3917 8394
Fax: (852) 2517 0806
Email: tmclee@hku.hk


Brief Biography

Tatia M C Lee is Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education) of Social Sciences and May Professor in Neuropsychology at The University of Hong Kong. She is an elected Fellow of American Psychological Association (both in Society of Clinical Psychology [Division 12] and the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology [Division 40]). She is the founding Director of Institute of Clinical Neuropsychology in Hong Kong, and the Laboratory of Neuropsychology and Laboratory of Cognitive Affective Neuroscience at The University of Hong Kong. She is the Director of the doctoral programmes in Clinical Psychology at The University of Hong Kong.

Tatia Lee has been working in collaboration with clinicians and scientists to unravel the magic power of the human brain, to uncover the neural mechanisms underlying those cognitive affective processes that define the human nature of an individual. She has published extensively and in high impact journals, including Molecular Psychiatry of Nature Publishing Group. She is a member of Editorial Board of Neuropsychologia and an Associate Editor of Social Neuroscience. She has been bestowed with numerous awards for excellence in teaching and research.


1992-95 University of Alberta, Canada
Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship [University of Manitoba, Canada (fully accredited by both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American
Psychological Association, 1994-1995)]

1990-92 University of Alberta, Canada

1986-88 University of Southampton, UK

Academic Career

2011-present The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Social Sciences
Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education)

2008-present Department of Psychology
May Professor in Neuropsychology

1996-present The University of Hong Kong
Department of Psychology

Professor (2006-present)
Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer (2003-2006)
Associate Professor / Lecturer (1999-2003)
Assistant Professor (1996-1999)

Tatia Lee is Honorary Professor of Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. She is a visiting scientist of Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada) and Research Imaging Center (USA). She also serves as Honorary Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Honorary Advisor for local hospitals.


Tatia Lee's research is at the frontier of neuropsychology. Marrying the strength of neuroimaging and behavioral methodologies, her research team has been conducting research on understanding the neural underpinnings of higher cognition in prefrontal regions, the very function that defines the human nature of an individual. Her research interests extend to cover normal and abnormal cognition and emotion across the lifespan. With recent advances in understanding neuroplasticity, Tatia Lee and her team have devoted much effort on devising evidence-based interventions for promoting brain health.

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Updated: Jun 30, 2013


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