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Charlotte L Lee

BSc, MSc (Hons), DPhil, CPsychol

Senior Research Associate

I am a Senior Research Associate and BPS-accredited Chartered Psychologist. I completed my DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Research Interests

As Principal Investigator, I lead NIHR-funded projects aimed at changing health behaviours. This means I used a mixed-methods approach to design individual-level interventions that address risk factors for cardiovascular disease. My particular focus is on left-behind groups including ethnic minorities and people with mental illness. My expertise spans systematic reviews, intervention development, feasibility testing, and qualitative methods.

Current Research

In collaboration with the University of Exeter and Nottingham, I am testing a diabetes reclassification intervention in primary care. My postdoctoral research aimed to develop an intervention for insomnia in people with severe mental illness. During my DPhil, I developed a weight management intervention for people with severe mental illness. I also served as a Junior Dean at Brasenose College, Oxford. 


I was awarded a BSc Psychology and Language Sciences from UCL and a MSc Hons Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. In 2016, I returned to UCL at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health as a research assistant. In 2018, I joined Oxford as a research assistant, then DPhil student, Junior Dean, postdoctoral researcher, and lecturer. 

Awards and Scholarships

Senior Hulme scholarship (2021), University of Oxford

Doctoral scholarship (2019-22), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Sackler Institute award for the highest grade (2016), King's College London 

Postgraduate scholarship (2015-16), Leverhulme Trust


COSMIC: COgnitive behavioural therapy for people with Severe Mental illness and obesity targeting Insomnia Care (2023-25), Principal Investigator, NIHR BRC

WHEEL: Weight cHange for people with sErious mEntal iLlness (2019-24), Principal Investigator, NIHR ARC


Module Lead (2021-present), BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford 

Tutor (2022-present), BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford 

Assistant (2019-present), Short Courses in Qualitative Research Methods, University of Oxford 

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