Lily is a postdoctoral researcher at Arthur Rylah Institute and has affiliations with ICON Science at RMIT University and BehaviourWorks at Monash University.
Lily has a professional background in both natural and social sciences and is interested in interdisciplinary research in biodiversity conservation. Her current research explores how behaviour change interventions can result in benefits to both biodiversity and social outcomes.
Lily completed her PhD (2020) in human–wildlife coexistence, focusing on conflict between livestock production and wild predators. During her PhD, she was awarded a Fulbright fellowship through which she drew comparisons between wildlife management in Australia and the United States.
In 2020, she led a project for WWF-Australia which developed estimates of the numbers of native vertebrates that might have been affected by the 2019–20 bushfire season.