Psychology Professor, University of Stirling; Scientific Director, Amboseli Elephant Research Project
Phyllis C. Lee is a psychology professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling (United Kingdom) and director of science for the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, having studied the elephants since 1982. Lee was previously a reader at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Downing College. The editor or co-author of six books and 70-plus journal articles, her research encompasses physical and social development in mammals, life history and evolutionary ecology, and relations between humans and wildlife in the context of conservation. In 2014, she received the Primate Society of Great Britain’s Osman Hill Memorial Medal and the Royal Anthropological Institute’s W.M. Rivers Medal.