Ashley is a Research Associate specialising in environmental management and natural hazards, with a particular interest in policy and practice. She has conducted projects requiring direct engagement with communities to provide recommendations to improve natural hazards behaviour change strategies.
Ashley has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Environment (Hons), with a major in Environmental Management from Macquarie University.
Ashley is passionate about building resilience and has a sound understanding of Planning Law having worked as an Associate for the Senior Commissioner at NSW Land and Environment Court and is a contributing author at the Environment and Planning Law Association NSW. She has experience in working with local councils having recently developed a heatwave education kit with WSROC.
Ashley is an experienced presenter and loves working with people. She has previously led delivery of community engagement activities including conferences and workshops for Shark Conservation Australia; the Parliament of NSW and the Macquarie University Centre for Environmental Law including with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. Ashley in a volunteer capacity was the Macquarie University Law Society Community Engagement Executive.