Our Team

Ashleigh Heese


Working with an education lens in chronically under-developed service sectors, such as health and literacy, has allowed Ashleigh to approach inclusive innovation as a two-fold challenge: who can access essential services, and who has the support and enabling environment to design and deliver those services. Her belief in the need to broaden the range of meaningful and accessible learning opportunities in order to broaden the range of accessible community services is informed by a long-held family tradition of viewing education as a pathway to social justice. Nearly 10 years work experience in the NPO sector has allowed Ashleigh to practice designing scalable solutions that remain locally-relevant and contextually flexible, and she hopes to refine, expand, and unlearn what she has learnt so far through the Bertha Centre and MPhil experience.