Hayley Channer

Advisory Board Member

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, engages with key Australian Government agencies and other policy stakeholders, and builds and sustains the Centre’s domestic and international network.

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 strategic policy guidance on defence capabilities and international engagement with the United States and Japan. Hayley has published strategic policy analysis on Northeast Asia and US policy in the Indo-Pacific for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and been a Visiting Fellow with the East West Centre in Washington DC. She has also spent time as an Assistant Adviser to former Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, and led government relations for Australia’s largest non-profit organisation, World Vision.Hayley is a 2021 Fulbright Visiting Scholar and will undertake advanced research into US cooperation with Indo-Pacific allies at the Hudson Institute in 2022. She is also an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Australia-America Young Leadership Dialogue (AAYLD).

Hayley has a Master of International Relations from the University of Queensland and a certificate in Public Policy from the London School of Economics. Hayley is active across the Canberra community having co-founded the Women in Defence and Security Network (WDSN), contributed to the Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue, and volunteered with the RSPCA ACT.