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Janelle Allison

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Janelle Allison

Janelle Allison

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development); Principal, Associate Degrees Unit

Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4943 (phone)

Janelle.Allison@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

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.

Teaching Responsibilities

Publications

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Fields of Research

  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103)
  • Education Policy (160506)
  • Education (139999)
  • International Relations (160607)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (120599)
  • Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511)
  • Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
  • Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (091099)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services (899899)
  • Media Services (890499)
  • Bakery Products (860101)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Regional Planning (870103)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Manufacturing (869999)
  • Productivity (excl. Public Sector) (910404)
  • Wine Grapes (820306)
  • Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood) (820302)
  • Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba) (820303)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing (869899)

Publications

Total publications

9

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Allison J, Eversole R, 'A new direction for regional university campuses: catalyzing innovation in place ', Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 21, (2) pp. 95-109. ISSN 1351-1610 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13511610802214321 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Eversole R

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2001Allison J, Keane J, 'Evaluating the Role of the Sunshine Coast University (USC) in the Regional Economy', Local Economy, 16, (2) pp. 123-141. ISSN 0269-0942 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02690940110041977 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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1999Keane J, Allison J, 'The intersection of the learning region and local and regional economic development: Analysing the role of higher education', Regional Studies, 33, (9) pp. 896-902. ISSN 0034-3404 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 29

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Bajracharya B, Allison J, 'Emerging role of ICT in the development of knowledge-based master planned communities', Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era, IGI Global, T Yigitcanlar, K Velibeyoglu and S Baum (ed), USA, pp. 279-295. ISBN 978-159904720-1 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-720-1.ch016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Shahpari S, Allison J, Stanley R, Harrison M, 'Advanced modelling approaches for optimising regional land use development: a case study of irrigation expansion in Tasmania', 9th Annual Graduate Research Conference 2015, 03-04 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Shahpari S; Stanley R; Harrison M

2015Shahpari S, Allison J, Stanley RA, Harrison MT, 'Making the most of secure water: a framework to aid decision making', 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) Abstracts, 29 November - 04 December 2015, Broadbeach, Australia (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Shahpari S; Stanley RA; Harrison MT

2014Symes M, Allison J, Dowling D, Ranmuthugala D, Broun D, 'Engineering pathways for regional Australia built through knowledge partnering', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 7-10 December, Massey University, New Zealand, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Symes M; Ranmuthugala D; Broun D

2006Allison J, 'Partnerships, Social capital and the role of VET performance in regional development', 15, 10th July 2006, Mooloolaba, pp. 1 - 10. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Penesis I, Kilpatrick S, Allison J, Harte D, Symes M, et al., 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australia, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Kilpatrick S; Harte D; Symes M; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes R; Broun D

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$1,092,107

Projects

NRM North Elite Scholarship (2015)$28,750
Description
This project is a study on advancing modelling approaches for optimising regional sustainable development, with emphasis on the expansion of irrigated land area in northern Tasmania. The research aims to enhance the efficiency of irrigation in crop production, value-adding to food products and placement of food processing facilities associated with irrigated land-use expansion in a manner that will ensure greater sustainability of natural resources and potentially benefit the Tasmanian economy in the long term.
Funding
The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. ($28,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison MT; Allison J; Stanley RA
Year
2015
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future (2015)$50,000
Description
Australias future in the next three to five years depends on a stronger workforce with more qualified engineers and associated professionals with the high level skills capable of delivering the needs of growing industries such as advanced manufacturing and the maritime sector. In recent years, Australias traditional manufacturing industries like construction, automotive and forestry have seen a decline in business leaving much of the current workforce looking to utilise their technical skills and knowledge elsewhere. Hence, providing pathways that allow the reskilling or upskilling of the current workforce, to develop more complex skills required for future industries becomes essential. This project will initially focus on the engineering and associated skills required for the growing Tasmanian advanced manufacturing and maritime industry. It will investigate what pathways exist or may be required in higher education and vocational education and training to meet these needs and will serve as a pilot for a full application examining this nationally.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Kilpatrick SI; Allison J; Harte D; Symes MF; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes RS; Broun DJ; Sammut K
Year
2015
Engineering pathways for regional Australia:viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering (2014)$324,000
Description
This project will collaborate with partners to develop a new learning platform for engineering students.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($324,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J; Chai S; Kilpatrick SI; Jarvis LM; Ranmuthugala SD; Bowles M; Symes MF; Chin CKH; Olivier JC; Holloway DS; Broun DJ; Thomas GA
Year
2014
Building research and project management skills in fisheries staff in PNG (2013 - 2017)$616,964
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($616,964)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J; Frappell P; Rathjen J
Period
2013 - 2017
Developing a proposal project to improving the research and project management skills of staff within the National Fisheries Association (2012)$3,384
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($3,384)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J
Year
2012
The Rise of New Manufacturing: Implications of Game Changing Approaches for Productivity and Skills Education and Training (2012)$41,000
Funding
Department of Regional Australia, local government, arts and sports ($41,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J
Year
2012
Indonesia Australia Development Scholarships (ADS) Phase IIIB (2012)$28,009
Funding
Coffey International Development ($28,009)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J
Year
2012

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhD"Regional Intellect"2008
PhDA Model-Base Approach of Sustainable Regional Food Systems (Land Use and Food System)2014
PhDPreferred Models for End-of-life Care in Regional/Rural Tasmania (Adult Population)2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDRural-Urban Linkages and Local Economic Development in Nekemte and its Surroundings, Oromia, Ethiopia
Candidate: Megerssa Tolessa Walo
2016
PhDValuing the Tarkine: A systematic quantification of optimal land use and potential conflict compromise
Candidate: Jennifer Diana Evans
2016
PhDLand Reforms and Poverty: The impacts of land reforms on poor land users in the Nkoranza South municipality, Ghana
Candidate: David Anaafo
2015
PhDA New Place for the Peri Urban: No Longer Lost in Transition
Candidate: Angela Katherine Castles
2014
PhDInformal Leisure as a Source of Social Capital Formation: A Festival Case Study
Candidate: Clayton Jon Hawkins
2014
PhDKing Island and a Sustainable Agri-food Future
Candidate: Lea Coates
2014