Director Cradle Coast Campus
University of Tasmania
Phone: +61 3 6430 4948
Janelle Allison is Professor and Director of the Institute for Regional Development as well as the Cradle Coast Campus, University of Tasmania. Janelle has a background in Geography and Regional Planning. She has worked with regional communities and in regional development in Australia, (particularly Queensland) as well as overseas in Africa and Indonesia.
Janelle has taught in a range of settings including planning/ design studios, rural community development, short courses and training for regional development in provincial governments in Indonesia and more recently into the Bachelor of Regional Resource Management on Cradle Coast Campus. In this role Janelle has introduced students to intensive mode delivery and problem based learning.
More recently Janelle has focused her interest on alternative participation strategies and entry pathways to learning - a critical issue for the North West.
Janelle's research is "hands on and applied". Her particular focus is on rural regions and the multiple demands now being made of rural landscapes (e.g. clean and green, productive, tourism and amenity) and the need for integrated responses. Her particular passion is the emergence of innovative high quality regional niche food and fibre production in Australia and positioning these enterprises and regions in the global economy - in the context
of climate change, sustainability and fuel futures.
Authorised by the Director, Cradle Coast campus
20 May, 2013