Ashlee M. Betteridge
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• Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) with Merit (High Distinction Average), Australian National University, 2011 (included one semester abroad at the American University School of International Service, Washington DC, in the MA International Development program in 2010)

• BA Communication (Journalism) with Distinction average- University of Technology Sydney, 2004-06 (included one semester on exchange at the University of Westminster, London)

• Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama (Teacher)- Australian Music Examinations Board, 2005

Professional Experience

Development Policy Centre, Australian National University (March 2012-present)
Research Officer

Center for International Forestry Research (September 2012-March 2013)
Consultant — Communications Specialist

Plan Timor-Leste (January 2012-July 2012)
Communications and Advocacy Support Officer
Australian Volunteers for International Development

Australian National University (June 2011-January 2012)
Copy editor, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
Researcher, Development Policy Centre

Media Monitors, Canberra (March 2011-September 2011)
Federal government reports writer

Freelance academic editor (January 2011-present)
Editing academic papers in English for Asia-based professors and graduate students for Uni-Edit

Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, American University, Washington DC, USA (August 2010- December 2010)
Graduate fellowship position as an advanced learning technologies trainer and consultant

The Jakarta Globe Newspaper, Jakarta, Indonesia (September 2008- March 2010)
Full time web desk breaking news copy editor, as well as newspaper contributor

Village Voice Newspapers, Sydney (September 2006- September 2008)
Local government journalist and photographer

Courier Newspapers, Sydney (September- December 2005 and August-September 2006)
Freelance writing work for the education, commercial and entertainment sections in the Wentworth, Southern, Inner West and Sydney Central Courier newspapers

Media and Policy Volunteer Work

AusAfrica News, Sydney — Non-Profit Newspaper for Sydney’s African Refugee Community
Volunteer writer and part of production team for start up edition, late 2007

2SER 107.3 FM, Sydney — Community Radio Station
Journalist for nationally syndicated current affairs show The Wire- August-October 2006
Producer of current affairs packages for breakfast and drive programs, July-November 2005
Weekly TV review segment on Wednesday Overdrive during 2007

Smoke Radio, London — Student Community Radio Station
Producing content for Smoke International (weekly international students program) and also reading and writing live hourly news bulletins. Also produced and presented Australian music special for the station and assisted with fundraising — January- May 2006 (now defunct) — Youth Policy Web Portal
Contributing articles on immigration and education policy, art and culture throughout 2005
Columnist for Go Travel Magazine in 2007

Student Leader (now defunct) — National Student Newspaper
Regional editor for NSW/ACT campuses, 2005

Technical Expertise

• Experienced in WordPress and a wide variety of other CMS.

• Have a strong knowledge of basic HTML. Know some CSS, XHTML and basic PHP.

• Proficient in using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Audition (radio/podcasting), Audacity, Protools, Burli, Saxotech, Woodwing and RCS.

• Trained to use SPSS statistical analysis software.

• Trained to create videojournalism packages for the web.

• Able to produce quality photography for print and online publications, including multimedia slideshows.

University Awards

• Delegate — ANU Asia-Pacific Week, 2011

• Graduate Fellowship 2010-2011 — American University Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

• UTS Journalism Awards, December 2006 — Finalist for Undergraduate Journalist of the Year

• UTS Journalism Awards, December 2005 — Runner up, Best 2nd Year Undergraduate Reporter

• UTS Journalism Awards, December 2005 — Runner up, Australian Press Council Prize for Best Essay

• Recipient of UTS Exchange Scholarship — Semester 1, 2006

Other Skills

• Teeline shorthand to 120 wpm.
• Touch typing to 100 wpm.


• Indonesian (professional competancy)

• Tetum (elementary)

• French (beginner)

Indonesia, Australia and aid

Hi, I’m Ashlee.