Alfred Deakin Professor Matthew Clarke is Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and leader within the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership. While Matthew has taught and researched in Australian Universities for the last 15 years, he began his career working for World Vision in the mid 1990s.
Much of Matthew’s recent research has focused on the intersection between religion and the development/humanitarian sectors. He has also undertaken research on aid effectiveness, Chinese and Islamic aid flows, and children with disability in developing countries. While Matthew has undertaken work across Asia, his primary area of focus is the Pacific region.
In 2017/8 Matthew was the Fulbright Scholar for Non-Profit Leadership. He spent time in the US at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Feinstein Centre (Tufts University) and Save the Children US. This allowed him to compare and contrast the education of humanitarian professionals between Australian and the United States.