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PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Ashleigh is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Ashleigh researches in public law, and has a particular interest in animal law and environmental law. Her doctoral research concerns the legal status of animals in natural disasters. Ashleigh has experience as a lawyer, having previously worked at an environmental regulator and in commercial law. Ashleigh teaches in comparative law, and has been a guest lecturer in animal law and disaster law.


  • 2020–present
    Teaching Fellow, Melbourne Law School
  • 2019–present
    PhD Candidate in Law, Melbourne Law School


  • 2020 
    University of Notre Dame Australia, Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education
  • 2017 
    Australian National University, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2016 
    University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal)
  • 2016 
    University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry)