Matthew Lee is a marine ecologist specialising in the study of the meiobenthos, organisms less than a millimetre in size that live in marine sediments. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Centro i~mar, Universidad de Los Lagos in Puerto Montt, southern Chile. His main research interests are the diversity and ecology of the meiobenthos.

Matt did his undergraduate degree (1995) at the University of Wales, Bangor, and his Ph.D. (2001) also at the University of Wales, Bangor, but with all the research in the Atacama region of Northern Chile. He has lived in Chile for 27 years and has gradually migrated south looking for a better climate.