PhD Candidate, Teaching Fellow and occasional Guest Lecturer at Melbourne Law School
Ashleigh is a PhD Candidate, Teaching Fellow and occasional Guest Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. Her PhD investigates the legal status of animals in disasters, marrying her long-standing interests in animal law, environmental law and legal theory. In 2021, Ashleigh was named the Best New Emerging Researcher at the Global Animal Disaster Management Conference. In 2020, she received the RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship for her outstanding contribution to the development of animal law in Australia. Ashleigh is also a member of the inaugural committee of the Australasian Animal Law Teachers' and Researchers' Association. She has published academic articles on the legal status of animals in the Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, the UWA Law Review, and the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, and has written for The Conversation. Ashleigh is also a regular contributor of submissions to policy consultations. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal), a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry), a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and a Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching for Higher Education.