Meet our researchers – Dr Sieun Lee

By Published On: March 20, 20231.5 min read

Sieun Lee is a Research Fellow working on Digital Youth research project 4, which is focused on developing resilience to self-harm and suicidality in the digital world and the role of the brain, psychology and the social world in this. Sieun is based at the University of Nottingham.

Tell us a bit about your background and how it led you to Digital Youth?

My research background is in biomedical image and data analysis. I came to the University of Nottingham on Precision Imaging Fellowship in 2020 where I met Professor Dorothee Auer who encouraged me to apply to join the Digital Youth programme.

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Tell us a bit about what you are researching on Digital Youth and your research project?

My research investigates the neuroimages and psychosocial correlates, including digital engagement, using the data from Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – an NIH-funded longitudinal study that follows a cohort of more than 11,000 children in the U. S. from pre-adolescent into adulthood. My focus will be to process and analyse the brain MRI data of these children for structural and physiological features that are associated with and able to predict risk and resilience of mental health issues such as self-harm and depression.

What would you like to learn from academics on this Programme, or if you could ask a question/advice from them all, what would it be?

It is my first time being involved in research that involves mental health or children and adolescent, and I am excited to learn more and gain new experience in these fields. I am keen to better understand the mental health risks the youths are facing that are specifically digitally oriented, and how technology can be used to help with intervention and prevention.

What would be your karaoke song?

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen