Lee-Anne Morris


PhD Student

New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch

PhD Student

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

I received my MSc from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2019. My research project investigated the use of linguistic biomarkers to identify and monitor cognitive change in persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

My current research focus is disordered motivation in neurological disease. I aim to investigate the neurobiological and behavioural mechanisms of apathy and impulsivity, with a focus on breakdown in decision making processes. My primary supervisor is Dr Campbell Le Heron and co-supervisor, Dr Michael MacAskill.

I am from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where I worked as a speech therapist in the field of adult neurological rehabilitation.