Jared Castle



Jared Castle

(B.Sc. (Hons))

PhD candidate

Flinders University




Jared Castle’s research focuses on the stability of drugs in post-mortem specimens, with particular emphasis on the involvement of microorganisms in drug degradation. An understanding of the stability of drugs in these specimens is important intelligence for those involved in death investigations. This is a multi-institutionary project with collaboration between Flinders University, Forensic Science SA, and CSIRO. Jared’s supervisors are Professor Paul Kirkbride, Professor Claire Lenehan, Associate Professor Stewart Walker, Dr Danielle Butzbach, and Dr Frank Reith.


Academic Qualifications

2014 B.Sc. (Hons) (Forensic and Analytical Science), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia


Academic Appointments

2014 – Present Lab Demonstrator (supervision, teaching, marking)


Grants and Awards

2015 Australian Postgraduate Award

2014 The Malcolm Thompson Prize for Research in Organic Chemistry

2014 Forensic Science SA Prize in Forensic and Analytical Science


Professional Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (since 2015)



Britton, J., Castle, J.W., Weiss, G.A., Raston, C.L. (2016) Harnessing Thin-Film Continuous-Flow Assembly Lines. Chemistry – A European Journal. 22, 31. 10773-10776.