With SwedBio, Perl works with communications where she writes; edits web content and reports; produces video and photo content; and manages the social media accounts.
With the SRC-L'Oréal research collaboration, she works with the research team that aims to understand L'Oréal's impact on the planet, using the planetary boundaries concept as a guide.
In 2015, Perl completed SRC’s Master of Science programme. Her thesis work, supervised by Tim Daw (SRC) and Heather Koldewey (Zoological Society of London), explored if community natural resource management systems are able to recover after a shock. She used a case of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that impacted seven fishing villages with community-based marine protected areas in Bohol, Philippines.
During her her time at SRC, she has worked on a number of different projects, such as the co-producer for the massive open online course (MOOC), Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking, as a research assistant (ex. Arctic Resilience Report), teaching assistant (ie. planetary boundaries MOOC), writer, editor, and other roles. She has also co-developed and executed various outreach work and campaigns, such as for International Women's Day.
Perl holds Bachelor of Arts, Honors Sepcialization in Psychology, a minor in Biology, and Certificate in Writing from the University of Western Ontario (2012). Her thesis (2011) and subsequent research assistant work (2012) studied differences in human rhythmic abilities. She also completed two Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology courses studying: the invasive lionfish species’ impact on a reef system in Eleuthera, Bahamas (2011); and intertidal zone species in St. Andrews, Canada (2012).
From 2012-2013, Perl worked as an assistant English teacher at Nanyo High School in Kizugawa-shi, Kyoto with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme.
When Perl is not working, she can often be found skiing, biking, swimming, or climbing.
Research news | 2020-06-25
The complex interactions among the planetary boundaries can be challenging to grasp, but they play a critical role in the resilience of society’s responses to urgent global pressures. The SRC–L’Oreal research collaboration is focusing on the challenge of tackling multiple issues at once, in resilient ways.
Research news | 2019-10-28
Collaboration will assess how the cosmetic industry leader‘s activities can deal better with the global environmental problems highlighted by the planetary boundaries.
Educational news | 2018-04-12
Will help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice
Educational news | 2016-05-18
Former centre Master’s student Ashley Perl tells the story of how her fieldwork landed in the Philippines by ways of Kenya and terrorist attacks