Hi, I’m Ashlee.


Welcome to my online portfolio.

I am an experienced writer, communicator and manager with a strong interest in international aid and development policy and the Asia-Pacific region.

I currently work as the Program Manager (Research Communications and Outreach) with the Development Policy Centre at The Australian National University in Canberra. Prior to moving into the centre management role I was a Research Officer with the centre for four years. I also provide communications support to the PNG NGO Femili PNG, which works with survivors of family and sexual violence.

I am also a board member at NTA East Indonesia Aid.

Previously, I have worked with Plan International in Timor-Leste, the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia and Media Monitors, as well as in a variety of other freelance writing and editing roles.

As a journalist and editor, I worked at the Jakarta Globe from 2008-2010 and for News Ltd community newspapers and the Courier News group in Sydney from 2005-2008. My writing, analysis and reportage has also been published in many other places.

I finished a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) at ANU in 2011, which included a semester at the American University School of International Service in Washington DC. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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