Hi, I’m Ashlee.

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

I currently work part-time as an independent development consultant, and part-time as the Communications and Visibility Manager for the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, a DFAT-funded initiative. 

Previously I was the Centre Manager at the Development Policy Centre at The Australian National University in Canberra. I worked at Devpolicy for nearly a decade, on communications, project management, research support, policy analysis, conferences (including the Australasian Aid Conference) and the Devpolicy Blog, and significantly contributing to the centre’s growth and increasing visibility.

I have also 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 numerous media outlets.

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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