School of Psychology
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Before joining UCLan in September 2012 as a lecturer in psychology, Lea held postdoctoral positions at the University of Stirling (Scotland), Georgetown University (Washington, DC, USA) and Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, USA).
Lea gained her Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2003. Her thesis was entitled: “The Functional and Neural Organization of Semantic Knowledge: The Contribution of Right and Left Cerebral Hemispheres”. Prior to this Lea was at University College London gaining a BSc (Hons.) in Psychology (1997) and MSc in Speech & Hearing Sciences (1998).
Pilgrim LK, Murray JG & Donaldson DI (2012). Characterizing Episodic Memory Retrieval: Electrophysiological Evidence for Diminished Familiarity Following Unitization. Journal Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(8), 1671-1681.
Together with Guild Fellow John Marsh, Lea was granted funding to set up an EEG lab within the School of Psychology. She is currently working to make the system available to both staff and students across the University.
Lea is currently collaborating with John Marsh on various projects investigating hemisphere differences in semantic processing. In addition, she is working with Andrew Churchill and Andy Morley on an EEG study of moral reasoning.
Lea contributes to the following psychology modules: