Associate Professor Tim Kastelle

Director of External Engagement

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Affiliate Associate Professor

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Tim’s research, teaching and engagement work are all based on his study of innovation management. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics, and his MBA and PhD were completed at UQ. He has worked in marketing and management positions in a variety of industries including radio, office equipment, industrial chemicals, higher education and software, and these experiences inform both his research and his teaching. Tim has published widely in the leading innovation journals. He is deeply committed to translating research into practice. To this end, he writes a well-regarded innovation blog for managers (, and he has worked extensively with a wide range of organisations. He is currently the Director of Graduate Management (MBA & Executive Education) for the UQ Business School.

Research Impacts

Tim has worked closely with the CSIRO to build the national research commercialisation program ON Prime ( This program is available to all Australian researchers. It now runs 15-20 cohorts per year - more than 300 teams and thousands of researchers have gone through it since our first pilot program in 2014. This has had a substantial impact on research commercialisation outcomes for all of Australia.


  • Master of Buisness Administration (Advanced), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Prin


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Book Chapter

  • Kastelle, Tim and Steen, John (2014). Networks of innovation. The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management. (pp. 102-120) edited by Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Nelson Phillips. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Kastelle, Tim, Potts, Jason and Dodgson, Mark (2014). The evolution of innovation systems. The New Evolutionary Economics. III: Evolutionary Macroeconomics. (pp. 420-446) edited by Kurt Dopfer and Jason Potts. Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Kastelle, Tim and Ohr, Ralph (2013). The role of social media for innovation. Strategy and communication for innovation. (pp. 427-436) edited by Nicole Pfeffermann, Tim Minshall and Letizia Mortara. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-41479-4_25

  • Rooney, David, Hearn, Greg and Kastelle, Tim (2012). Knowledge is people doing things, knowledge economies are people doing things with better outcomes for more people. Handbook on the knowledge economy, volume two. (pp. 1-14) edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn and Tim Kastelle. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781849801744.00007

  • Kastelle, Tim (2012). Knowledge-based business models: A digital network strategy. Handbook on the knowledge economy, volume two. (pp. 204-215) edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn and Tim Kastelle. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781849801744.00022

  • Rooney, David, Hearn, Greg and Kastelle, Tim (2012). Preface. Handbook on the knowledge economy. (pp. XI-XII) edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn and Tim Kastelle. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781781005132.00006

  • Steen, J., MacAulay, S. and Kastelle, T. (2008). New tools to map and manage innovation networks. Inside the innovation matrix: Finding the hidden human dimensions. (pp. 83-95) edited by C. Evans. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Business Foundation.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision