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Charlene L.M. LAM

Ph.D. (University of Hong Kong & King’s College London)

Office: Rm 6.59, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus



Charlene L.M. Lam, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She completed her doctoral training in affective neuroscience from the University of Hong Kong and King’s College London, and qualified as a clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. She is passionate about interweaving basic neuroscience and clinical psychology together through translational research. Her research work focuses on identifying mechanisms contributing to pathological fear and anxiety, with the goal of developing targeted interventions for affect dysregulation and enhancing psychological well-being. To answer her research questions, she uses a combination of physiological measures (e.g. pupillometry), functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and behavioural testing.


Fear and Anxiety; Fear Conditioning; Memory Reconsolidation; Cognitive bias modification; Psychopathology; Psychological Interventions; Aging; Mild Cognitive Impairment


Neuropsychological assessment, anxiety disorders


  • Clinical Seminar I

  • Neuropsychology

  • Cognitive assessment 


2022    Neuropsychology Early Career Editorial Fellowship  

2018    Graduate Research Publication Award (1st runner up), Department of Psychology, HKU

2017    Erik Kvan Postgraduate Scholarship

2017    Lee Shau Kee Postgraduate Fellowship

2015    Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship

2015    HKU Postgraduate Scholarship

2010    Providence Foundation Overseas Training Award 

2004    Davis Scholarship

2002    Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong Scholarship

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