Imperial College London


Central FacultyInternational Relations Office

Assistant International Relations Officer



+44 (0)20 7594 3714a.saunders




Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ashleigh has a background in international partnerships and policy. She joined the International Relations Office in September 2018 where she supports with the development of international partnerships within Europe, Latin America, and North America, and is the lead contact for partnerships in Chile and Nicaragua.

Ashleigh is also the Programme Manager for the Imperial Global Science Policy Forum - a series of high-profile events connecting Imperial researchers with senior international science and technology advisers and diplomats, industry experts, UK government policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.

Prior to joining Imperial, Ashleigh worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as a Policy Officer in the Overseas Territories Directorate. Before that she worked as an International Officer for the University of Exeter where she was the regional specialist for China, Hong Kong, and Brunei.

Ashleigh holds a BA in French and Spanish from the University of Exeter, and an MSc Gender and International Relations from the University of Bristol. She has lived, studied, and worked abroad in a variety of countries, including China and Spain, and speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin.