Ashlee is a committee specialist in the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. Prior to her work in the parliament, she served as the Deputy Editor of the RUSI Journal, the flagship periodical of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), working with prominent authors including General McChrystal, General Petraeus, and Vice Admiral Hudson, among many others.

In 2014, Ashlee published a chapter on US-UK relations in Obama’s Washington: Political Leadership in a Partisan Era. A broadcast historian for local television and a journalist, Ashlee writes on matters of defense and international relations for the Huffington Post and Al Jazeera. She also volunteers for Centenary News, a website dedicated to events commemorating the First World War. Prior to joining RUSI, Ashlee worked at the international technology company the Symbian Foundation, first as an editor of print and web publications and then as the Head of the Global Communications and PR team.

Ashlee is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a degree in Modern History from Oxford University, where her research focused on British military history and the conduct of international diplomacy.