Meredith Castles

PhD Candidate in Human-Computer Interaction w/ research interest in Space Technologies
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania
Program Researcher
Australian Computer Society

Hobart, TAS

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a current PhD Candidate and Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, I have expertise in Human-Computer Interaction and ethical design of technology. My main research interest is the design of Space Technologies. I am prolific in community outreach, I mentor and conduct school visits, and I have a particular interest in encouraging diverse cohorts and more women and girls into STEM. I have been working recently on a program designed to encourage more mature aged women back into the workforce in ICT and related STEM fields, as I have identified through my own PhD research that mature agreed women are not considering ICT due to the male domination and lack of role models for them in the industry. 

I have followed a non-linear path into STEM, having previously worked as a professional actor and writer. I am now using this expertise in authoring and creating a web series designed to provide role models for women and girls considering STEM careers or study in Tasmania. I am also the co-host of the STEM podcast and radio show ‘Now, That’s What I Call Science”.

Meredith identifies as lgbtqia+.