Dr Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Derby. Sung-Hee is currently leading the ESRC Research Networking Project as a PI, which aims to establish and develop a sustainable collaboration of researchers in the UK and South Korea, focusing on social policy and families. She is also commencing a research project, funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, aiming to investigate the recent childcare policy reform in South Korea and assess the impact of socialising childcare among working mothers in South Korea. Sung-Hee is keen to influence and subsequently change working women's care experiences, particularly where there are enduring and pervasive cultural gender ideologies, discriminatory assumptions and social injustices, not only in the practice of informal care but also in the workplace. Her international publication record is reflected in Government & Opposition, Social Policy & Society, Social Politics and Asian Journal of Women's Studies, including other collaborative governmental research projects working with Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea Women's Development Institute and the City of Seoul.