Dr Naomi Lee

Naomi Lee

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology

Department of Performance, Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details

email: naomi-anne.lee2@worc.ac.uk

Naomi is a lecturer in Psychology. She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Bath in 2018 and PhD in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen in 2023. Her PhD thesis examined how biases towards the self are influenced by emotions and rewards.


  • PhD Psychology, University of Aberdeen (2023)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Bath (2018)

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research methods in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Projects

Research Interests

Naomi’s current research focuses on the influence of cognitive bias interactions (e.g., prioritised processing of self-related, emotionally positive and rewarding information), the relationship between cognitive biases and mental health disorders and their neural underpinnings.

You can view Naomi's recent research activity on her ORCiD profile.

Recent Publications

Lee, N. A., Martin, , & Sui, J. (2023). Accentuate the positive: Evidence that context dependent self-reference drives self-bias. Cognition, 240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105600

Liu, Y. S., Song, Y., Lee, N. A., Bennett, D. M., Button, K. S., Greenshaw, A., ... & Sui, J. (2022). Depression screening using a non-verbal self-association task: a machine-learning based pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 310, 87-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.04.122

Lee, N. A., Martin, , & Sui, J. (2021). A pre-existing self-referential anchor is not necessary for self-prioritisation. Acta Psychologica, 219, 103362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103362

Feldborg, M., Lee, N. A., Hung, K., Peng, K., & Sui, J. (2021). Perceiving the self and emotions with an anxious mind: Evidence from an implicit perceptual task. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), Art. 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212096

You can view Naomi's most recent publications on her ORCiD profile.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education (AFHEA)