LEE Kerry

Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Science of Learning

Office of Education Research (OER), Psychological Studies (PS)

Office Location

Ph.D. (Macquarie University)
BA (Hons)(University of Sydney)
Member of Singapore Psychological Society


Research Interests
Working Memory, Executive Functioning, Mathematical Performance, Cognitive developmental psychology, The cognitive neurosciences

  • Current Responsibilities
    1. Head of Research, Educational & Cognitive Development Laboratory
    2. Associate Professor, Psychological Studies Academic Group
    3. Principal Investigator, Applied Cognitive Developmental Lab

    Prior to coming to Singapore, Kerry taught for several years in the Department of Psychology at Bond University (Queensland, Australia).  He is trained as a cognitive developmental psychologist. His initial interest was in the application of laboratory based findings to the forensic context, focusing on children’s suggestibility and the conditions under which remembrance is compromised. In the last decade, he has been focusing on the cognitive underpinnings of mathematical proficiency and the development of executive functioning. He is also interested in the use of neuroimaging techniques to examine pedagogically relevant questions.

    Kerry is an associate professor of psychology and is currently Head of Research of the Educational & Cognitive Development Laboratory at the National Institute of Education. He has published in a number of educational and developmental psychology journals, including Child Development, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Brain Research, and Learning and Individual Differences. He is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Singapore Psychological Society, and the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction. He sits on the editorial or review boards of Learning and Individual Differences, the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, and Frontline Learning Research.

    • The development of working memory, executive functioning, and mathematical problem solving skills.
    • The interface between education, cognitive developmental psychology, and the cognitive neurosciences.