Ms Hayley Channer is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. Based in Canberra, Hayley produces analysis on foreign and defence policy in the Indo-Pacific and engages with key Australian government agencies and other policy stakeholders.
Hayley has led a diverse career across government, think tanks and the not-for-profit sector. She previously worked for the Department of Defence producing policy advice on Australia’s defence cooperation with the United States and Japan. She has also been an adviser to former Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, an analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and coordinated government relations for Australia’s largest non-profit organisation, World Vision.
Hayley is a 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar and 2021-22 Visiting Fellow with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. She is an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Australia-America Young Leadership Dialogue (AAYLD).