Dr Lee Hadlington

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8626

E: lhadlington@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Research group affiliations

Psychology and Technology Research Group

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

My research covers a variety of broad areas including Cognition, Cyberpsychology and Cybercognition. My current areas of interests focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Insider Threat: Psychological/behavioural Indicators and Threat Detection
  • Cybercrime: the definition of Cybercrime: awareness and prevention
  • Cybercognition: cognition and the rise of digital technology
  • Impact of 'SMART' technology on human interaction: assessing user experience
  • Hazard perception and detection: inattentional blindness and change blindness

Areas of teaching

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Research methods
  • Ergonomics and Human-Computer interaction


PhD, BSc Psychology (Hons); PGCertHE

Courses taught

  • PSYC2092 Cognitive Psychology;
  • PSYC2013 Further Research Methods
  • PSYC3033 Employability Skills and Psychology

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, awarded June 2007.
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Conference attendance

Bridges, A M and Hadlington, L J (2001) A probed recall measure of the effects of background sound on human information processing (End of Grant Report No. GR/L96257/02): EPSRC.

Bridges, A M and Hadlington L J (2003). Effects of presenting irrelevant sound to the right and left channels. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 12(2), 100

Hadlington, L J & Bridges, A M (2003). Hemispheric differences in the processing of irrelevant sound. Presented at the British Psychological Society PSYPAG conference, July 2003.

Hadlington, L J, Bridges, A M, & Beaman, P (2006). A left-ear disadvantage for the Processing of Irrelevant Sound: Effects of Manipulating Changing State Information. Paper presented at the Annual BPS Cognitive Conference.

Hadlington, L J, & Bridges, A M, & Beaman, P (2006).  A left-ear disadvantage for the presentation of irrelevant sound: The importance of tasks requirements and location of presentation in the “irrelevant sound” effect.  Brain and Cognition, 61. 159 – 171.

Hadlington, L J, Bridges, A M, & Darby, R (2004).  Auditory location in the Irrelevant Sound Effect: The effects of presenting auditory stimuli to either the left ear, the right ear or both ears.  Brain and Cognition, 55, 547-557

Current research students

  • Diana Martinez Heurta – International PhD Student (US based) – 2nd Supervisor – Studying the effects of neurofeedback on seizures and motor function in children with epilepsy.
  • Leon Morales Quezada – International PhD Student (US based) – 2nd Supervisor – Studying cortical oxygenation in preterm neonates and its correlates with neurobehavioural assessment.

Externally funded research grants information

Project TitleFunding BodyCollaborative PartnersPI and CollaboratorsTotal Funding Amount and DMU Amount

Cognitive and Behavioural Concepts of Cyberactivities: Information processing of Online Content

DSTL/BAE Systems Tin 3.040, Task 3

(Completed March 2013)


Lee Hadlington, Alison Attrill,Mark Scase

£35, 000

CyberSecurity – Host-based Threat Detection: Automated threat detection using novel behavioural threat indicators

CDE Themed Bid 34941

(Completed August 2014)

ThinkingSafe Limited

Warwick WMG

Lee Hadlington, Keith Scott, Fionn Murtagh

£100, 000 (£40, 000)

Automated CyberDefence Analysis Engine

CDE Themed Bid 37609 (started 1 st Jan 2015)

ThinkingSafe Limited

Warwick WMG


Lee Hadlington, Keith Scott

£100, 000 (£16, 000)

Secure Remote Working in the Supply Chain

TSB (Innovate UK) Funded (Started 1 st April 2015)

ThinkingSafe Limited

Royal Holloway


Warwick WMG

Lee Hadlington, Keith Scott, Nadia Svirydzenka

£500, 000 (£50, 000)


Internally funded research project information



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