Dr Teresa Lee is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry, UNSW and co-leader of the Neuropsychology Group at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). She is also a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital. Her research interests include heritability, and the genetic (G) and environmental (E) influences in the neuropsychological functions in older adults. Dr Lee is the managing Neuropsychologist for the neuropsychology component of CHeBA’s Older Australian Twins Study (OATS), a comprehensive three-centre study which examines the G and E contributions to cognitive ageing and dementia.
Dr Lee completed her PhD in 2013, with her research thesis examining the role of G and E influences in neurocognitive performances, such as Processing Speed and Executive Functions, and their relationship with memory. Further work has been done on the contribution of G and E influences in Verbal Ability. She plans to explore “change” in G and E effects in neurocognitive functions, in particular memory, by using a longitudinal study design.
Field or Keywords: neuropsychology, cognitive ageing, twins, genetics, neuropsychologist, CHeBA