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Lee worked as a research assistant and veterinarian before doing a PhD (Diseases in Australian frogs) at the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory and James Cook Uni from 1995-2001.

She spent a year at the National Wildlife Health Centre in Madison, Wisconsin doing amphibian pathology then returned to Australia to take up an ARC postdoctoral fellowship and then a ARC Future Fellowship.

Her research and professional interests include amphibian diseases, particularly the pathogenesis and epidemiology of chytridiomycosis, wildlife diseases and conservation.


  • 2011–2016
    ARC Future Fellow, James Cook University
  • 2004–2010
    ARC postdoctoral fellow, James Cook University


  • 2002 
    James Cook University, PhD
  • 1994 
    Uni of Melbourne, BVSc