Ashley is a campaigner and researcher who has worked to improve rights for care-experienced people across Scotland. Building on her own life experiences, she was part of the team which led the successful campaign to introduce Continuing Care in Scotland. She has continued to campaign for legislative changes ever since, successfully helping to guarantee a bursary for all care experienced students in Scotland and has co-authored a report into the life chances of looked-after young people. 

Ashley graduated from the University of Stirling with a degree in history and politics in 2018. She was named MSP Staffer of the Year in 2018, has been named NUS Student of the Year in 2014 as well as receiving the Student of the Year Award from the University of Stirling 2018 and is a previous YoungScot award winner. Ashley has recently been shortlisted for a prestigious British Education 2019 award in recognition of her 1st class dissertation on the successes of the Continuing Care Campaign and for her tireless campaigning efforts.  

Ashley joined Clan Childlaw as Care Leavers' Rights Project Coordinator in December 2018. In her spare time Ashley Co Chairs the Care & Justice workstream for Scotland's Independent Care Review and is a Trustee for the Care Visions Why Not? Trust.