Kenneth Ka Shu Lee
Clinical Social Cognition (Bird Lab)
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.
Furthering the language hypothesis of alexithymia: An integrated review and meta-analysis
Lee KS. et al, (2022), Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Task-based fMRI Studies in Youths With Irritability
Lee KS. et al, (2022), Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Characterizing the Neural Correlates of Response Inhibition and Error Processing in Children With Symptoms of Irritability and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the ABCD Study®
Lee KS. et al, (2022), Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13
The prefrontal cortex in a pandemic: Restoring functions with system-, family-, and individual-focused interventions.
Arnsten AFT. et al, (2021), American Psychologist
Commentary: "COVID-19 and mental health equity in the United States"
Condon E. et al, (2020), Frontiers in Sociology
Biological motion perception is differentially predicted by Autistic trait domains
Lee KS. and Chang DHF., (2019), Scientific Reports, 9