Associate Professor Ross Clark - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Associate Professor Ross Clark

PhD C.Qld, BAppSc(Hons) C.Qld

  • Senior Research Fellow
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+61 7 5456 3566
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SD-T-3-3.03
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Sunshine Coast
Associate Professor Ross Clark

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Associate Professor Ross Clark is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) R.D. Wright Biomedical Fellow (2015-2018) at the USC, and an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate and PhD degrees at Central Queensland University, and undertook a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Melbourne.

His research focuses on working with clinicians to improve the way they assess and treat their patients by creating custom hardware, software, web-based systems and smartphone apps that are usable in clinical settings. He has created a range of systems that have been used in hospitals throughout Australia and the world, including tools for assessing gait, balance and strength in Singapore General Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. He also has a background in elite sport, having created systems used by professional rugby league and AFL teams in Australia and worked as the international product tester for ASICS Oceania sports apparel.

He has published over 115 journal articles in a range of fields, including clinical populations such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, joint surgery, cancer, emphysema, Parkinson’s disease and children born very pre-term. He has also supervised over 15 Masters by Research or PhD and 25 Research Honours students.

Awards

  • 2014 International Society for Posture and Gait Research – Promising Young Scientist
  • 2013 VESKI Victoria Fellow – Life Science

Research Grants

Grant/Project name

Investigators

Funding body & A$ value

Year(s)

Bridging the gap between the research laboratory and clinical setting

Ross Clark

NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

A$420,000

 

2015-2019

Improving mobility after traumatic brain injury with ballistic strength training.

Gavin Williams, Meg Morris, Louise Ada, Adam Bryant, John Olver, Ross Clark, Leanne Hassett

NHMRC Project Grant. A$661,430

2016-2020

Motor trajectories of children born <30 weeks' gestation from birth to 5 years: early predictors and functional implications.

Alicia Spittle, Peter Anderson, Lex Doyle, Jennifer McGinley, Ross Clark, Deanne Thompson, Katherine Lee, Jeanie Cheong

NHMRC Project Grant. A$687,068

2016-2020

Benefits of home-based rehabilitation in lung cancer.

Linda Denehy, Sanchia Aranda, Christine McDonald, Meinir Krishnasamy, Louis Irving, Linda Mileshkin, Ross Clark

NHMRC Project Grant. A$560,918.

2015-2017

Research areas

  • clinical outcome measurement and registry creation
  • hardware and software design for physical function assessment
  • clinical trials and patient tracking
  • clinical biomechanics, gait and balance assessment
  • working with clinicians to improve the way they assess and monitor their patients

Dr Ross Clark's research focuses on working with clinicians to improve the way they assess and treat their patients by creating custom hardware, software, web-based systems and smartphone apps that are usable in clinical settings.

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