Ashley is a DPhil in Economics student at the University of Oxford and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). Her research interests lie in labour, development and environmental economics. Her current research focuses on how best to target and support households in anticipation of climate disasters and the role of labour market policies in promoting conservation. She has also designed and led field and lab-in-the-field experiments on labour market and behavioural interventions in close collaboration with partner organisations.
Ashley previously obtained a MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BCom in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with an Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town.