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Ashley Greenleaf


Ashley supports research and analysis within the Climate and CRUNCH Hubs. She assists with project management and strategic planning across a range of projects, including with the World Resources Institute (WRI). Her work examines how theories of change and contextual analysis can improve project outcomes.

Ashley also develops monitoring, evaluation, learning, and uptake frameworks for Just Transitions. She is a member of the Unlearning Team and works to apply equity frameworks to climate strategies.

Key work skills

Ashley has a MSc in Environment, Politics, and Development from SOAS University of London and a BA in International Development and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has experience working on food security, sustainable agriculture, and conservation initiatives in the US, UK, Tanzania, and Uganda. Her previous work examined how human livelihoods in resource-dependent communities are impacted by climate change and explored potential mitigation methods. She has researched and promoted positive human-nature relationships in various forms, from human/wildlife conflict to agri-pastoral practices.

Ashley has experience developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, particular within the fields of conservation and agriculture. She has expertise in research, extension, and science communication, developed through experience in both academia and the third sector. Ashley is committed to engaging in research and policy support that includes marginalized communities and those most impacted by a changing climate.

Other interests

In her free time, Ashley likes to explore London’s green spaces with a picnic and a good book. She enjoys reading about diverse socio-natures, indigenous ecologies, and rural/urban sociology. She is an avid lover of music in every genre, ranging from New Orleans brass and soul to 70’s disco.

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