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Charlotte Lee


Research Assistant & DPhil Candidate

Research Interests

I am interested in behavioural interventions for the management of disorders and disease. I have focused on language impairment, vitamin D and B12 deficiency, childhood obesity, and dyslipidaemia as exemplar health outcomes. My methodological expertise spans qualitative data collection and analyses, feasibility testing and randomised controlled trials. 

Doctoral Project

My doctoral research aims to develop an intervention to support weight loss in people with serious mental illness. In 2019 I was awarded the Division of Medical Sciences doctorate scholarship, and I am funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Council. I also serve on the Oxford Student Advisory Board, and as the Welfare Officer at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.


Prior to joining Oxford I worked across the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Whittington Health NHS Trust, London. In 2015 I received two scholarships to study the MSc Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences programme at King's College London, and was awarded the Sackler Institute Award for highest overall mark. I graduated from the BSc Psychology and Language Sciences programme at University College London in 2015. My BSc research won first prize at the Faculty of Brain Sciences annual undergraduate conference. 

Recent publications

More publications


Primary Care Shopping Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, NIHR CLAHRC Oxford and the Oxford NIHR BRC, Co-Investigator, Oct 2018-Oct-2019.

A randomised controlled trial to compare two different doses of maternal B12 supplementation in improving infant B12 deficiency and neurodevelopment, MRC, Co-Investigator, Oct 2018-Sept 2021.

Patient and public involvement prioritisation pilot, CLAHRC West London and Internis Pharmaceuticals, Co-Investigator, 2018.

Awards and Scholarships

Doctorate scholarship, Medical Sciences Division graduate school (2019), University of Oxford

Sackler Institute award for highest postgraduate mark (2016), King's College London 

Postgraduate scholarship (2015), Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust and King's College London