Ashley began his PhD with ANU in early 2016 after more than a decade working with UN agencies and NGOs in the humanitarian sector. His work responding to humanitarian crises has taken him across much of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and beyond.
Driven by his experience in crises like Palestine, Yemen, Georgia, Myanmar, Somalia, and the Philippines, Ashley’s thesis looks at the role of humanitarian negotiations in expanding humanitarian access for the provision of assistance and protection during asymmetric conflict.
Ashley holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, and an MA in International Politics.
At the Frontlines of New Diplomacy: Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups