Ashley Allen

Ashley Allen

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Ash is a PhD Joint Award Candidate at the University of Adelaide and University of Nottingham. Since her admission to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2021, Ash has worked at South-Australian based law firms, specialising in criminal and family law. Ash’s experience within these areas sparked an interest in wildlife crime, illicit wildlife trade, animal welfare and green criminology. Her current research examines the role of third party e-commerce platforms and government legislation/regulations in driving international wildlife trade dynamics across the UK and Australia.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing International Student Ambassador University of Nottingham
    2023 - 2023 Research Assistant Deakin University
    2023 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Research Assistant Deakin University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2023 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Social Sciences & Policy (Joint Award)
    2021 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Criminology Degree
    2019 - 2020 Law Society of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
    2017 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Criminology
    2015 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2021 Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of South Australia Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Toomes, A., Moncayo, S., Stringham, O. C., Lassaline, C., Wood, L., Millington, M., . . . Cassey, P. (2023). A snapshot of online wildlife trade: Australian e-commerce trade of native and non-native pets. Biological Conservation, 282, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus5
2023 Academic Tutor University of Adelaide CRIM 1002 Crime and Criminal Justice

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