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Academic Biography

Lee graduated from Durham University in 2006 with a BSc in Applied Psychology. Following this, he completed an MA in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology) and a PhD in Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Anne Campbell at Durham University. Lee's area of expertise is in Evolutionary Psychology, specifically, how certain behaviours cluster together as adaptive strategies in response to local ecological conditions.

Lee also has an active interest in education. His professional roles before his appointment to Teesside involved working in a secondary school and as a researcher/assessment developer at Durham University's Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).

Summary of Research Interests

Lee has a variety range of interests that fall broadly into the following areas:

  • Evolutionary Psychology and Human Life History Strategies
  • Sex Differences in Social and Cognitive Behaviours
  • Assessment Design
  • Increasing Social Mobility and Reducing Inequality in Educational Outcomes
  • Attainment and Progress in Education

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Lee currently delivers material on the following modules:

  • PSY2062-N: Psychopathologies and Individual Differences
  • PSY2065-N: Conducting Research in Psychology
  • PSY2066-N: Applied Research in Psychology
  • PSY4043-N: Applied Quantitative Research Methods
  • PSY4152-N: Psychopathologies and Individual Differences


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