Angela Castles

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Angela Castles

Angela Castles

Associate Director, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Regional Development

Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4944 (phone)


Several student prizes including Institute of Public Administration Australia and Planning Institute of Australia and highest aggregate marks for various units studied.

Awarded a University of Tasmania Elite Scholarship for PhD research.

General Responsibilities

Angela Castles's PhD investigated planning for productive activity in peri urban areas. She has a postgraduate qualification in land use planning and a Bachelor of Arts, with First Class honours in public policy.  

Angela has experience in regional development and governance, community engagement and development and land use planning and strategy. She has worked at senior management level in local government and as a consultant managing and/or contributing to a range of projects for both public and private clients.

Angela's research interests include planning, community and regional development, new forms of agriculture and public policy.

Teaching Responsibilities


Research Profile

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Fields of Research

  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Applied Economics (140299)

Research Objectives

  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)
  • Consumption (910201)
  • Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices) (860108)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)


Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2014Castles A, Stratford E, 'Planning reform in Australia's island-state', Australian Planner, 51, (2) pp. 170-179. ISSN 0729-3682 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2014.890942 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Stratford E


Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2014Woodburn V, Bonney L, Castles AK, Eversole R, Miles MP, et al., 'Promoting agriculture in north west Tasmania - RIRDC report summary', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (2014) [Contract Report]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bonney L; Eversole R; Miles MP; Woods M

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development (2013)$102,922
The project objective is to develop a framework and toolbox that can be used to accurately describe the current and expected future contributions of agriculture to regions, and to implement this framework and toolbox to examine the contribution of agriculture to regional development in the case study region of North West Tasmania. The project methodology consists of three phases, each involving multiple steps which will be conducted concurrently. It relies on both existing and new qualitative and quantitative data sources, and uses a mixed methodology to analyse the data once collected. Expected data sources include: demographic and economic datasets; desktop analysis, including theoretical and practical frameworks and tools derived from the literature review and key practitioners; peer commentary and targeted conversations; interviews with key stakeholders including industry and government as well as other targeted individuals involved in the value chain (e.g. Input suppliers, producers, processors or wholesalers, third party logistics (3pl) providers, retailers and consumers); observations arising from scenario modelling and analysis, including inputs into this process; subregional workshops which will be used not only to collect data but also for testing purposes.
AgriFutures ($102,922)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bonney L; Nelson R; Miles MP; Eversole R; Castles AK; Woods M