Lea is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Computer Science. She teaches across a range of topics, including Cognitive Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Neuropsychology and Neuroscience. Her research interests include, semantic processing, memory, the effects of distraction and lateralisation of function.
Lea is the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Neuropsychology and is also Year 2 Tutor. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the PCN Research Group.
Lea joined UCLan in 2012. Before this she held Research positions in the USA and Scotland. She was awarded her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Cambridge University in 2002. Prior to that, she gained a MSc in Speech & Hearing Sciences (1998) and BSc (Hons) Psychology (1997) from University College London.