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Prof. Matthew Clarke
|Position||Head of School|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 924 43979|
|Role and profile||
Professor Matthew Clarke is Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Professor Clarke has been chief investigator on sevennational Category 1 research grants valued at over $2.5m during the last eight years.
Professor Clarke has published or presented over 100 academic journal papers, book chapters and conference papers. He has also authored six books and edited another eight volumes.
He also contributes to The Canberra Times and The Age newspapers as well as ABC radio and television.
Professor Clarke undertakes regular evaluations of community development projects in the Pacific and South-east Asia for various non-government organisations.
Religion and Development
International Aid Flows
Millennium Development Goals
|Current research projects||
$771,000 - Australian Agency for International Development (awarded 2013, funding 2013-2015)(with Dr Erin Wilson and Dr Kevin Murfitt) 'Identifying the needs and priorities of children with disabilities in Vanuatu and PNG'.
$221,000 – Australian Agency for International Development (awarded 2010, funding 2010- 2012) (with Associate Professor Liz Eckermann) ‘Developing new and effective ways to evaluate intervention in maternal health services in illiterate and innumerate communities in southern Lao PDR: a case study’.
$394,349 - Australian Development Research Award ADRA0900065 (awarded 2009, funding 2010-2013) (with Associate Professor Simon Feeny, Dr Heather Wallace, Dr Alberto Posso and others)’Economic Shocks: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience in the Pacific’.
$350,000 – Australian Development Research Award ADRA0800340 (awarded 2008, funding 2009-2012) (with Dr Simon Feeny, Professor Tim Fry, Dr Mark Rogers) ‘Scaling Up Aid and the Millennium Development Goals in the Pacific: Absorptive Capacity, Sustainability and Efficiency’.
$153,000 – Australian Development Research Award ADRA0800340 (awarded 2008, funding 2009-2010) (with Dr Michael Leach, Dr Simon Feeny, Dr Heather Wallace) ‘Understanding Attitudes to National Identity in Melanesia’.
$416,000 – Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP0775104 (awarded 2006, funding from 2007-2009) (with Dr Jude Shaw, Dr Martin Mulligan and Ass/Prof Dave Mercer) ‘Rebuilding Sustainable Communities: Assessing Post-Tsunami Resettlement Projects in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka’. Industry Partner is AusAID
$253,982 – Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP0562486 (awarded 2005, funding from 2006-2008) (with Dr Simon Feeny and Professor Tim Fry) ‘Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Foreign Aid, Trade and NGOs with a focus on the Asia-Pacific’. Industry Partner is World Vision of Australia
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
University Community Service:
Faculty of Arts and Education Board – Deakin University, 2008 – current
Faculty of Arts and Education Research Committee – Deakin University, 2008 – current
School of International and Political Studies Executive –, Deakin University, 2007 – current
Faculty of Arts and Education Postgraduate Admissions and Selection Committee – Deakin University, 2008 - 2009
Academic Progress and Discipline Committee – Faculty of Arts, Deakin University – ad hoc Committee Member, 2007 - 2009
Society for International Development – Melbourne Chapter – Treasurer, 2010 – current
Universities – ACFID Linkage Network – Member, 2009 – current
Australian Institute of International Affairs (Victorian Branch) – Council Member, 2007 – 2010
Spire Australia – Board member, 2008 – 2009
ACFID Human Resources Working Group – Member, 2006 – 2009
Deakin University Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research – Early Career Researcher, 2008 - $5000 Research Grant
RMIT University Teaching Award – Early Career Academic, 2006 - $2000 Research Grant
Victoria University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research (Post Graduate Research), 2004 - $4500 Research Grant
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin
Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University
Master of Arts, Monash University
Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Old Problems, New Challenges, La Trobe University, Melbourne Nov 30 – Dec 1, (in conjunction with ACFID, AusAID, Monash University, La Trobe University, University of Melbourne).
Global Food Crisis: How are International Agencies Responding?, Deakin University, Melbourne, 10 December, 2008 (in conjunction with World Vision Australia).
Active Citizenship: Making Social Accountability Work, Monash University, Melbourne, 3 July, 2007 (in conjunction with ACFID, Monash University, La Trobe University, University of Melbourne, RMIT University)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Let’s Come Clean, Deakin University, Melbourne, 8 June, 2007 (in conjunction with World Vision Australia and WaterAid Australia)
Education for the End of Poverty: Implementing the Millennium Development Goals, RMIT University, Melbourne, 28 April, 2006 (in conjunction with World Vision Australia)
Aid and Development in Conflict Environments: What are the Lessons?, RMIT University, Melbourne, February 11, 2005
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