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Ashlee Maree Betteridge

Centre Manager - Development Policy Centre

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Ashlee Betteridge was the Centre Manager for the Development Policy Centre until April 2021. She now works as a development consultant.

Ashlee worked at the Centre as a Research Officer since March 2013, before moving into the Program Manager (Research Communications and Outreach) role in May 2017. She became the Centre’s Manager in February 2018.

Ashlee writes frequently on the Devpolicy Blog on topics such as Australian aid, gender and development, gender-based violence, media and development, PNG, Timor-Leste and more. She also built the Australian Aid Tracker website, represents the centre in a wide range of forums, manages the centre’s communications, and provides oversight to projects such as the ANU-UPNG Partnership.

Ashlee is an experienced writer and communicator with a strong interest in international aid and development policy and the Asia-Pacific region. She has previously 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, Ashlee worked at the Jakarta Globe in Indonesia from 2008-2010 and for News Ltd community newspapers and the Courier News group in Sydney from 2005-2008.

She holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from Crawford School and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Betteridge A, 2018 Development policy, aid and soft power, Submission to DFAT’s Soft Power Review, October 2018.
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Howes, S, Betteridge, A, Sause, L and Ugyel, L 2018 ‘Evidence-based policy making in the tropics: are developing countries different?’ in Fabian, M and Breunig, R (eds) Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology, Routledge, New York.

Betteridge, A 2018 Above the noise: the importance of Australian broadcasting in the Pacific, Submission to the Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific, August 2018.
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Betteridge, A 2017 Public interest journalism and regional interests: implications for the Pacific and Australian aid, Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Public Interest Journalism, June 2017.
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Betteridge, A 2016 Communication post-integration: reloading Australia’s efforts Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 15.
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Betteridge, A and Lokuge, K 2014 Combatting the family and sexual violence epidemic in Papua New Guinea: a submission to the Joint Standing Committee inquiry into the human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry.
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Betteridge A and Howes, S 2013 A parliamentary committee on aid? Issues and options Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 8.
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