Ashley Jackson recently joined the Humanitarian Policy Group as a Research Fellow. She has substantial emergency and humanitarian program and policy experience, including work in natural disaster, conflict and post-conflict situations. Prior to joining ODI, she spent several years in Afghanistan working in the Department of Political Affairs in the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) and as Head of Policy for Oxfam. She has also worked with the Red Cross on disaster relief and recovery operations in Southeast Asia and the United Nations Development Programme on gender issues in New York. She holds an MSc in Gender and Development from the London School of Economics.
Her current research with HPG focuses on humanitarian principles and negotiations with armed non-state actors. In addition, she serves as an advisor to the UK Parliament International Development Committee on Afghanistan and contributes to the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium's work on Afghanistan.