Based in Canberra, Hayley produces analysis on foreign and defence policy in the Indo-Pacific, engages with key Australian Government agencies and other policy stakeholders, and builds and sustains the Centre’s domestic and international network. Hayley has led a diverse career across government, think tanks and the not-for-profit sector. She previously worked for the Department of Defence producing policy advice on Australia’s defence cooperation with the United States and Japan. She has also been an adviser to former Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and coordinated government relations for Australia’s largest non-profit organisation, World Vision.
Hayley is a 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar and 2021-22 Visiting Fellow with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. She is an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Australia-America Young Leadership Dialogue (AAYLD). Hayley has a Master of International Relations from the University of Queensland and certificate in Public Policy from the London School of Economics. She is active across the Canberra community having co-founded the Women in Defence and Security Network (WDSN), been an organising committee member of the Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue, and volunteered with the RSPCA ACT.
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