MR Ken Clarke

MR Ken Clarke


  • Digital Health
  • The Networked Society
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • e-Learning



  • Ken has several decades of experience in a diverse range of industries including digital health, education, and telecommunications. His roles have involved research strategy, R&D, product commercialisation, and professional consultation services. From 1990-2005 he worked for Telstra in their Research Laboratories in a wide variety of network technology 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 2008.
    In early 2010 he joined the University of Melbourne and is currently Deputy Director of the Networked Society Institute ( ) where he is responsible for research strategy and is active on many interdisciplinary and cross-faculty project collaborations with external community and commercial partners. These projects target large positive societal impacts in the areas of digital health, e-Learning, and social inclusion.



Selected publications


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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 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 digital health, education, community, augmented- & virtual-reality.