MR Ken Clarke

MR Ken Clarke


  • Telehealth
  • The Networked Society



  • Ken has 30 years of experience in a diverse range of industries from broadband services, telecoms, military and medical technology. These involved fundamental R&D, product commercialisation, and professional consultation services. From 1990-2005 he worked for Australia’s largest telecommunications carrier, Telstra, in their Research Laboratories in a wide variety of roles. He has authored over 50 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, including several invited ones. He is the originator of several patents, and was a co-founder of a spin-off technology company, Monitoring Division Incorporated, in telecom monitoring in 2007.
    In early 2010 he joined the University of Melbourne and is currently based in the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) and is responsible for research collaborations and industry liaison with researchers across all faculties, as well as external industrial researchers, commercial partners, and community groups. He is involved in a wide array of broadband projects in the areas of education, virtual reality, network services and innovative health services delivery, amongst many others.



Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2012: K. Clarke, 'SeeCare IPTV: Personalised Health Literacy Demonstrator', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $40K

    2011: I. Everall, R. Mocellin, K. Clarke, D. van der Knijff, A. Stranieri, C. Myers, A. Borda, D. Ryan and B. Rosolen, 'Medical clinical telediagnosis using high-definition 3D visualisation and remote telemetry', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne

    2011: I. Lang, K. Clarke, D. Liping, Y. Zhou and J. Petkovic, 'Digital China: A qualitative assessment of innovative broadband narrative construction and on-line research-reporting models in key mainland Chinese media universities and research centres', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), Asian Studies (AS), Innovation and Creativity (IC), University of Melbourne 

    2010: K. Clarke, ''UniTV': A platform for converged services & applications', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $64K

    2012: Owning Department: 5110, Title: Field testing of remote teledentistry technology, Funder name: DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES VIC Research And Innovation Grant,Jul 2012

    2013:  'Kinect Technology for remote assessment of interventions for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders', Primary Investigator: Eadie P
    Funder name: IBES seed funding. Description: A proof of concept that uses Kinect sensor to track quality of interaction between parent and autistic child, $30k

    2013: Title: Telerehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: optimising the model. Primary Investigator: McDonald C. Scheme: IBES seed funding
    Description: A trial to further refine telecare in the home for COPD patients. $30k

    2013:Title: Telrehabilitation for chronic lung disease:    


Education and training

  • BSc(hons), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 1985



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • The Melbourne Networked Society Institute ( ) works in a broad range of interdisciplinary research projects that have a single common feature of connecting people, places and things via ICT. I am currently responsible for collaborations with researchers across all university faculties and external industrial researchers & commercial partners . These projects involve education, community, 3D, virtual-reality, and health among many others.