Dr

Alison Lee

Course Director, MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology2

Personal statement 

I am a neuropsychologist with a research interest in the neuropsychological changes that occur as a result of Parkinson's disease. I am particularly interested in the strategies people with Parkinson's disease use to navigate the world.

I am responsible for the Level 6 Neuropsychology module. I am also the course director for the MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology. In this course we aim to give some of key skills necessary for an eventual career as a clinical psychologist. We cover clinical neuropsychology, as well as the neuropsychology of mental distress and look at the latest theoretical developments in the field. The modules I teach on this course are Social Neuropsychology, Advanced Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

I am just finishing writing a book with Dr Rob Irwin about critical psychopathology. I have three PD students doing a variety of different topics. I am the School Postgraduate Tutor.

Apart from my PD work, I have an interest in motor disorders in general, healthy ageing, prefrontal cortical function, and the neurophilosophy of consciousness. I am also interested in the neuroscience of empathy and the use of creativity, especially expressive writing, in psychosocial treatments mental health problems. I am a member of the University's Empathy and Writing Group.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD University of Bristol
  • BSc(Hons) University of London, Goldsmiths College.

Professional qualifications

  • PhD Neuropsychology University of Bristol 1993.

Professional memberships

  • Elected member of the International Society of Behavioural Neuroscience
  • American Psychological Association
  • British Neuroscience Association.

Research and academic outputs

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Psychopathology: a social neuropsychological perspective
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Lee, A and Irwin, R (2018) Psychopathology: a social neuropsychological perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107009813 (Forthcoming)


AQA A2 Psychology unit 4: psychopathology
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Lee, A (2011) AQA A2 Psychology unit 4: psychopathology. Collins Student Support Materials . Collins Education, London. ISBN 9780007418411


Measuring brain signals to evaluate the role of creativity in interceptive human movement
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Pathak, D, Yang, H, Chen, T-K, Fishenden, J and Lee, A (2016) 'Measuring brain signals to evaluate the role of creativity in interceptive human movement.' In: Guerrero, J.E, ed. IEEE SOSE 2016: 10th International IEEE Symposium on Service-Oriented Engineering. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp. 260-269. ISBN 9781509022533


The person in psychological science
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Lee, A (2012) 'The person in psychological science.' The Psychologist, 25 (4). pp. 292-293. ISSN 0952-8229


Body position sense in Parkinson
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Lee, A, Robertson, D, Greenhouse, P and Sampson, W (2008) 'Body position sense in Parkinson.' Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 14. S31.


Visuospatial bias in left Hemi-Parkinson's disease
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Lee, A, Greenhouse, P and Robertson, D (2006) 'Visuospatial bias in left Hemi-Parkinson's disease.' Movement Disorders, 21. p. 853.


Visual and spatial symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
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Lee, A, Cronin-Golomb, A and Davidsdottir, S (2005) 'Visual and spatial symptoms in Parkinson's disease.' Vision Research, 45 (11). pp. 1285-1296.


Hemispace differences in the visual perception of size in left hemi-Parkinson’s disease
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Lee, A, Harris, J, Atkinson, E, Nithi, K and Fowler, M (2003) 'Hemispace differences in the visual perception of size in left hemi-Parkinson’s disease.' Neuropsychologia, 41 (7). pp. 795-807. ISSN 0028-3932


Reality monitoring and visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease
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Lee, A, Barnes, J, Harris, J, Boubert, L and David, A (2003) 'Reality monitoring and visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease.' Neuropsychologia, 41 (5). pp. 565-574. ISSN 0028-3932


Dopamine and the representation of the upper visual field: evidence from vertical bisection errors in unilateral Parkinson's disease.
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Lee, A, Atkinson, E, Harris, J and Nithi, K (2002) 'Dopamine and the representation of the upper visual field: evidence from vertical bisection errors in unilateral Parkinson's disease.' Neuropsychologia, 40 (12). pp. 2023-2029.


Disruption of estimation of aperture width in left hemi - Parkinson's disease.
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Lee, A, Atkinson, E, Fowler, M and Harris, J (2001) 'Disruption of estimation of aperture width in left hemi - Parkinson's disease.' Neuropsychologia, 39 (10). pp. 1097-1104.


Evidence from a line bisection task for visuospatial neglect in Parkinson's disease.
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Lee, A, Atkinson, E, Fowler, M and Harris, J (2001) 'Evidence from a line bisection task for visuospatial neglect in Parkinson's disease.' Vision Research, 41 (20). pp. 2677-2686.


Problems with the perception of space in Parkinson's disease: a questionnaire study
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Lee, A and Harris, J (1999) 'Problems with the perception of space in Parkinson's disease: a questionnaire study.' Neuro-Ophthalmology, 22 (1). pp. 1-15.


Impairments of mental rotation in Parkinson's disease
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Lee, A, Harris, J and Calvert, J (1998) 'Impairments of mental rotation in Parkinson's disease.' Neuropsychologia, 36 (1). pp. 109-114. ISSN 0028-3932


Empathy at work
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Gee, M, Soyinka, B, Lee, A, Geen, E and Al Khayatt, O (2017) Empathy at work. In: Professorial Lecture Series 2016-17, 1 February 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Measuring brain signals to evaluate the role of creativity in interceptive human movement
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Pathak, D, Yang, H, Chen, T-K, Fishenden, J and Lee, A (2016) Measuring brain signals to evaluate the role of creativity in interceptive human movement. In: International Symposium on Creative Computing, 29 March - 1 April 2016, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.


The novelist and the neuroscientist: Fay Weldon in conversation with Alison Lee
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Weldon, F and Lee, A (2014) The novelist and the neuroscientist: Fay Weldon in conversation with Alison Lee. In: SenseAbility Festival, 10-14 June 2014, Corsham.


Use of reflexive diaries in a final year undergraduate course to foster critical evaluation
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Lee, A (2012) Use of reflexive diaries in a final year undergraduate course to foster critical evaluation. In: Aiming for Excellence in STEM Learning and Teaching. STEM Annual Conference 2012, 12-13 April 2012, Imperial College and The Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.


Body position sense in Parkinson's disease
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Lee, A, Robertson, D, Greenhouse, P and Sampson, W (2008) Body position sense in Parkinson's disease. In: 2nd International Congress on Gait & Mental Function, 1-3 February 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Distortions of upper visual space in Parkinson's disease
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Lee, A (2008) Distortions of upper visual space in Parkinson's disease. In: 6th International Congress on Mental Dysfunctions and other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders, 16-19 October 2008, Dresden, Germany.


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