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Kenneth Ka Shu Lee

BSocSc MRes

Clinical Social Cognition (Bird Lab)

DPhil Candidate

I have a broad interest in understanding how people understand others' minds and affective states, and how those underlying psychological and neurobiological processes become disrupted in developmental psychopathology, in particular, Autism Spectrum Disorder. My DPhil research will focus on the multi-route model of alexithymia -- a theory that suggests the role of multiple psychological pathways (e.g., interoception, language impairments, and learning) that contribute to low emotional self-awareness. I use cross-disciplinary methods in my research, including multilevel and developmental modelling, computational modelling, and data synthesis.  

Prior to my studies at Oxford, I completed my Master's at UCL and Yale Child Study Center researching various topics related to childhood irritability (supervised by Dr Wan-Ling Tseng), such as the functional neural correlates of frustrative nonreward, negative parenting, and perinatal risk factors. Academic work aside, I am interested in communicating youth mental health research to parents, teachers, and the general public. I also volunteered to provide pivotal response training to children with ASD.            

My DPhil research is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.    

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