Staff profile - Matthew Clarke

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Prof Matthew Clarke

Position: Head Of School
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43979 +61 3 924 43979
Executive Assistant: Hazel Tan
Phone Number: +61 3 924 46209



  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Monash University, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009

Professional activities

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

Community Service:
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


Conferences and seminars

Conferences Convened: 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: Lets 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

Related Links

Matthew Clarke's Deakin Speaking blog
ACFID conference - An Australian Approach to Development? People, Practice and Policy


Awards and prizes

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 Universitys Vice-Chancellors Medal for Excellence in Research (Post Graduate Research), 2004 - $4500 Research Grant


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

Research interests

Religion and Development
Economic Development
HIV/AIDS programming
International Aid Flows
Millennium Development Goals
Sustainability Indicators

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