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Dr Stuart Lee

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist
DPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology), Monash University, Australia; BA (hons), University of Melbourne, Australia


Dr Stuart Lee trained as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and has worked clinically to assess and support the rehabilitation of cognitive and psychological symptoms in diverse patient groups. Dr Lee is a current NHMRC Early Career Fellow, conducting research focused on addressing cognitive and social barriers to social inclusion for people with schizophrenia.

Dr Lee has had 76 peer reviewed papers accepted for publication and 26 completed industry reports with his research underpinned by the question: “How is cognition impacted by serious physical and mental health conditions and how can we best enhance functioning and wellbeing in impacted patients?”.

In 2019, Dr Lee joined the Centre for Mental Health, to develop the conduct of interventional neuropsychology research of particular relevance to people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. This will include the delivery of new approaches to cognitive remediation and developing our understanding of factors impacting the accessibility and effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in improving symptom, cognitive and functional outcomes in people experiencing these illnesses.

Dr Lee has also consulted on the design and evaluation of new mental health services or initiatives which include: ED psychiatry care; community crisis services; management of inpatient aggression; and building social/living skills, and has delivered workshops or tutorials on such topics as Critical Appraisal in Research, Research Design and Analysis, Neuropsychology Methods and Psychological Assessment.

Research interests

Health research design; Cognitive Psychology; Psychological Measurement

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Does change in coping self-efficacy and sense of hope predict suicidal ideation and behaviour over time?: In Australia, almost 8 deaths occur by suicide on average, each day. Thoughts about suicide, e.g. suicidal ideation, contribute to suicidal behaviour. But whether beliefs about coping and sense of hope are protective is unclear. This project will examine in people at risk for suicide, if change in perceived coping and sense of hope predicts change in suicidal ideation and behaviour.

Fields of Research

  • Neurosciences - 110900
  • Psychology - 170100


Also published as: Lee, Stuart; Lee, S.; Lee, S. J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Do features of care and change in self-efficacy explain change in suicidal ideation at least six months after accessing a Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (Hope) team *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2019: Skill building interventions to address barriers to social inclusion for people with schizophrenia *; NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

* Chief Investigator

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