Lee Hogarth is an experimental psychologist who studies the abnormal learning mechanisms that underpin individual vulnerability to drug dependence. He also tests novel interventions to target these vulnerability factors. His most recent work has focused on understanding why psychiatric illness confers increased risk of drug dependence, and the role played by early traumatic experience. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and has since held posts at the Universities of Sussex, Nottingham and New South Wales. He is currently associate professor at the University of Exeter.