Tatia M.C. Lee, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Professor Tatia Lee, Ph.D., is Chair Professor of Psychological Science & Clinical Psychology and May Professor in Neuropsychology, at the University of Hong Kong. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 & 40), and of the American Psychological Society, respectively. Professor Lee is also a registered clinical psychologist and a board certified neuropsychologist.
Professor Lee’s research is at the frontier of neuropsychology and social cognitive affective neuroscience.
Research Assistant Professor
Alvin Kar Fye Lee, Ph.D.
Alvin is a Research Assistant Professor in the lab. He received his BSc in Psychology (First Class Honours) and PhD from the School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia. He was previously working as a Research Fellow in the Decision, Environmental, and Organizational Neuroscience Lab at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests revolve around biological markers of psychological states and potential translational applications.
Menglu Chen, Ph.D.
Menglu is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab. She received her B.S. in Applied Psychology at the Southwest University, and obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the State key laboratory of cognitive neuroscience and learning and the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Beijing Normal University in 2022. She is now interested in brain flexibility and resilience, particularly the functional plasticity of the default mode network (DMN) in aging and clinical populations.
Mengxia Gao, Ph.D.
Mengxia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab. She received her B.S. in Applied Psychology and M.E. in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the South China Normal University, and obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Hong Kong in 2021. She is now interested in modelling behaviours using computational algorithms and multimodal brain imaging data, especially in aging and clinical populations.
Yue Gu (Yolanda), Ph.D.
Junji Ma, Ph.D.
Suhail Theparambil Asharaf, Ph.D.
Maria Teresa Wijaya, Ph.D.
Maria is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab. She completed her B.Sc. in Life Sciences and Ph.D. in Psychology at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include emotion, attachment theory, and understanding the brain as a complex system.
Na Dong (Dona)
Dona is a M.Phil. student in the Lab. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in Republic of Ireland with a BA. in Neuroscience, and obtained her MSc. in Advanced Neuroimaging from University College London. She is broadly interested in the aging and neuroplasticity.
Run Jin (Rachel)
Run is a M.Phil. student under the supervision of Prof. Tatia Lee. She graduated from Peking University with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a BSc in Psychology (double major). Currently, she is curious about the interplay between inflammation, depression, and cognitive impairment.
Letian Lei (Grace)
Grace is a Ph.D. student under the co-supervision of Dr. Charlene Lam and Prof. Tatia Lee at HKU. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Beijing Normal University and her MPhil degree in psychology at CUHK. She has a broad interest in affective neuroscience. Her research at CUHK mainly focused on affective touch. Currently, she is interested in fear conditioning and addiction.
Alexis Hei Tung Leung
Alex is a M.Phil. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York. Her research interests include (but not limited to) ADHD, Autism, and emotional neglec
Yi Ping Li (Pinky)
Pinky is a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interest lies in memory.
Li Liang (Lik)
Lik is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M. C. Lee. He pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Education University of Hong Kong and M.Phil. at the University of Hong Kong. He has been working on research investigating the adverse impact of massive stressful events on the population’s mental health. Lik is interested in the biopsychosocial interplays related to stress adaptation and psychological resilience. Another line of his research interests is the psychometric evaluations of assessment tools.
Mengyuan Liu (June)
June is a Ph.D. student, under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She completed her HBSc in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is interested in reinforcement learning, cognitive bias, and neuropsychology.
Jingyi is a M.Phil. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. She is broadly interested in the mental representations of emotion and the interplay between social cognition and affects. She is especially interested in exploring the neural underpinnings of interoception and social stress using neural imaging techniques.
Ye Shen (Helen)
Helen is a M.Phil. in the Lab. She graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.Eng. in Computer Science. She is interested in neurocognitive, resilience, and interdisciplinary research.
Xiaoqi Song (Vicky)
Vicky is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She obtained her B.S. in psychology from Qingdao University, and her M.E. in psychology from Southern Medical University. She is interested in positive emotion and its related brain mechanism in individuals with subthreshold depression.
Sammi is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology from University College London. Her research interests lie primarily in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She is motivated to explore the static and dynamic functional connectivities underpinning affective disorders, as well as to work on the different approaches towards the detection and early intervention of depression in particular. Equally intrigued by the application of psychological theories, she hopes to scrutinise the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychology through both research and clinical perspectives.
Jade Jia-Qi Tin
Jade is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Health and Human Sciences (Minor in Occupational Science), and Master’s in Narrative Medicine from the University of Southern California. She is interested in studying loneliness, cognition, and the aging population.
Horace is a Ph.D. student in the lab. He graduated from Bangor University in Wales with a BSc in Psychology, and obtained his MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London. His research in the UK mainly focused on imitation/mimicry and social liking. Currently, his research interests include brain and behavioural activities during stress and post-stress recovery, as well as how individuals recover from stress and adversity (resilience).
Yuliang Wang (Lorne)
Lorne is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Tatia Lee and being co-supervised by Dr Winnie Tso at HKU. He received his B.Sc. in psychological science at the University of Queensland in Australia, with 1st class honours, and completed his M.Phil. in neuroscience at HKU, Faculty of Medicine. He is interested in understanding the neurocognitive basis of neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ADHD) in children.
Shuyue Yang (Angela)
Angela is a M.Phil. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia Lee. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her minors were Sociology and Business Administration in her undergradute study. She is interested in behavioral neuroscience, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Zhiwei Zheng (Esther)
Esther is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor Tatia M.C. Lee. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.S. in Neuroscience and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before starting her Ph.D. program at HKU, she worked at Columbia University Medical Center and gained clinical research experience in aging, exceptional longevity, and dementia. She is interested in investigating cognitive impairment and affective symptoms in aging populations.