Phyllis Lee has a Chair in Psychology at the University of Stirling, having been for many years a Reader at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has been carrying out field research on animal behaviour since 1975, and has been part of the Amboseli Elephant Research project since 1982. She has collaborated with a number of researchers working on forest elephants, and primates from around the world.
Phyllis is the author of one book, four edited volumes, more than 35 primary journal publications and more than 30 chapters in edited volumes. She works with conservation attitudes and community conservation projects, as well as human-wildlife interactions.