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I trained as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and have worked in a number of roles where I assessed and supported the rehabilitation of cognitive and psychological symptoms in diverse patient groups. My research is underpinned by the question: “What improves the quality of life and experience of care for people with serious physical and mental health conditions. Recently completed studies include exploring the lived experience and cognitive outcomes of a controlled trial of cognitive remediation and a prospective survey exploring why people who are homeless present to The Alfred’s Emergency Department. My research has had a significant translational impact for example, contributing to the re-design of psychiatry care in the emergency department of The Alfred and the child and youth mental health service for Alfred Psychiatry, developing tools (e.g. Alfred Psychiatry Safety Tool) implemented into routine practice and establishing Stroke a Chord: a choir for people with Aphasia. I have had 60 peer reviewed papers accepted for publication and 23 completed industry reports describing psychological, service and environmental factors that impact on consumer and carer experience of care or outcomes. I have conducted peer review for 56 manuscripts. In 2016, I commenced a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship focused on exploring factors that contribute to improving cognitive and social skills and functioning in people with schizophrenia. 


  • Mental Health Services
  • Cognition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

Emotional discomfort mediates the relationship between self-efficacy and subjective quality of life in people with schizophrenia

Lee, S. J., Lawrence, R., Bryce, S., Ponsford, J., Tan, E. J. & Rossell, S. L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Mental Health. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How cognitive remediation can be utilized strategically to enhance social and independent living self-efficacy

Bryce, S. D., Ponsford, J. L., Tan, E. J., Rossell, S. L. & Lee, S. J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Schizophrenia Research. 204, p. 421-422 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

How self-inflicted injury and gender impacted the outcome following a severe burn

Dobson, H., Lee, S., Breadon, C., Cleland, H., Moncur, D. & Kulkarni, J., May 2019, In : Burns. 45, 3, p. 621-626 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Barriers and Facilitators of Responding to Problem Gambling: Perspectives from Australian Mental Health Services

Rodda, S. N., Manning, V., Dowling, N. A., Lee, S. J. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Gambling Studies. 34, 1, p. 307-320 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evidence for the improvement of fatigue in fibromyalgia: A 4-week left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation randomized-controlled trial

Fitzgibbon, B. M., Hoy, K. E., Knox, L. A., Guymer, E. K., Littlejohn, G., Elliot, D., Wambeek, L. E., McQueen, S., Elford, K. A., Lee, S. J., Enticott, P. G. & Fitzgerald, P. B., 1 Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Pain. 22, 7, p. 1255-1267 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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