Robin-Lee began her studies in 2012 at the University of Queensland where she undertook a Bachelor of Science and majored in Molecular Genetics. After graduating in 2014, she lived and worked overseas for several years, after which she returned to the University of Queensland to undertake her Honours studies.
Robin-Lee joined the Faulkner lab in 2017 and completed her honours project on the role of LINE-1 retrotransposons during epithelial to mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cell lines. After completing her honours, Robin-Lee worked as a research assistant and was involved in a range of projects within the Faulkner lab. Eager to continue her studies, Robin-Lee obtained a UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS) and Frank Clair Scholarship (Mater Research) to peruse a PhD. She is currently undertaking her doctoral research on pseudogenes and their role in human biology and cancer.