HKU scholar Professor Tatia Lee elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in UK

Professor Tatia Lee, Professor and Chair of Psychological Science and Clinical Psychology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) .

Founded in 1982, the Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, practitioners and learned societies in the social sciences in the United Kingdom. The Academy’s Fellowship comprises distinguished social scientists drawn from across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen understanding of and address some of the toughest challenges facing society and the world.

Professor Lee is among the 47 leading social scientists announced for the Spring 2022 cohort. The AcSS Fellows are selected through an independent peer review which recognises their excellence and impact, including their wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit. There are now some 1500 recognised AcSS Fellows around the world.

“The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome the Spring 2022 group of new Fellows to join our ranks – representing an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists. We look forward to engaging with them in our work.” said Will Hutton FAcSS, President of the Academy of Social Sciences.

“I am delighted and honoured by the distinguished conferment as a Fellow of the Academy of social sciences. I shall continue to engage social scientists and scholars of other disciplines to build a better society.” said Professor Lee.

Professor Tatia Lee is a registered clinical psychologist and a certified clinical neuropsychologist. She is the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at HKU, and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.

Professor Lee’s research is at the frontiers of neuropsychology and human neuroscience, focusing on the neuroplastic underpinnings of neurocognitive and affective functions that benefit brain and psychological health, especially applicable for older people. She has published numerous scientific papers. She serves as an associate editor/editorial board member of influential journals that publish data-guiding research and practice of clinical psychology/neuropsychology and human neuroscience.

Professor Lee’s research and clinical achievements are recognised internationally. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her research and professional excellence, including the State Scientific and Technology Profess National Award (2nd Class), the National Education Bureau’s Research Output Prize (2nd Class), and the Hong Kong Research Grant Council Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship. She is an elected Fellow of learned societies, including the American Psychological Association (Society of Clinical Psychology and Society of Clinical Neuropsychology), Association for Psychological Science (Clinical Psychology), the American College of Professional Neuropsychology, and the United Kingdom Academy of Social Sciences.

Please click here for the announcement of newly conferred Fellows from the Academy of Social Sciences.

The full list of elected AcSS Spring 2022 Fellows is available at:

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