Khylee is from the iwi of Te Roroa/Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou. She teaches Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law and Youth Justice. Her research interests lie within those fields; in particular Māori and the criminal justice system, tikanga Māori and the law, restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution, Māori women and the law, indigenous peoples and the law.
Prior to joining the University of Auckland's Law Faculty in 1998, Khylee practiced in criminal and family law for three years. Khylee is now Associate Head of School and Director of Maori and Pacific Advancement at the AUT School of Law.