Speaker Relationship Manager
With a background in applied ethology, international development and education, Ashleigh brings her passion for science and learning to the speaker curation team, where she is responsible for scoping out prospective ideas and speakers, and managing TEDxLondon’s Speaker Alumni Network. Her own professional interests are in the intersections between animal welfare and human development, and the role of education in both. Alongside working as a scientific advisor for an international animal welfare NGO, Ashleigh has been a trustee for wildlife and conservation charities, a writer on animal welfare science, and academic and career mentor for young people and early-career scientists. She also champions human healthcare improvement as a lay advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in London. Having worked or travelled in 80+ countries (so far…), Ashleigh loves learning more about the world - and how we can work together to make it a better place - from her fellow global citizens!