Dr Lee is a Research Fellow on the £6.3 million Liveable Cities – Transforming the Engineering of Cities to Deliver Societal and Planetary Wellbeing Programme funded by the EPSRC. This programme is studying urban metabolism and the resource flows of cities and assessing their performance for the present day, as well as the future. This includes assessing urban sustainability, resilience and liveability of future cities both for their citizens, as well as planet Earth.
Dr Lee's research interests include resource sustainability, the urban environment (weather and climate, ecological aspects and infrastructure), meso- and micro-climatology, agricultural meteorology, severe weather impacts and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
She has worked across a number of disciplines, funded by several different UK research councils (NERC, ESRC and EPSRC) as well as the European Union, ranging from Architecture, Arctic Ecology, Agriculture, Global Ecology and Meteorology to Environmental Sciences and Engineering.