Gabrielle Persley: bridging bioscience and development

Gabrielle Persley, Dr Ismail Serageldin and Dr Jack Doyle, August 1996.

Queenslander Gabrielle Persley’s career has seen her work with the world’s leading agricultural research and development agencies, and help set up the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. She was one of the key players in the establishment of the BecA Hub in Kenya to support biosciences across Africa. On top of this, she runs the Doyle Foundation (named in honour of her late husband and research collaborator Jack).

Read about her amazing contributions in our latest Aid Profile. You can also catch up on the other Aid Profiles in the series here.

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Ashlee Betteridge

Ashlee Betteridge was the Manager of the Development Policy Centre until April 2021. She was previously a Research Officer at the centre from 2013-2017. A former journalist, she holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from ANU and has development experience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She now has her own consultancy, Better Things Consulting, and works across several large projects with managing contractors.

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