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
Centre Manager (February 2018-present)
Program Manager – Communications and Outreach (May 2017-February 2018)
Research Officer – (March 2013-May 2017)

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

Technical Expertise

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

• Have a strong knowledge of HTML and CSS. Know some Javascript and basic PHP. Have completed web design courses via General Assembly and SuperHi.

• Proficient in using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Audition (radio/podcasting), Audacity, Protools and other media production software.


• Indonesian (professional competency)

• Tetum (elementary)

• French (beginner)