Dr Geoff Clark is a lecturer within the College of Healthcare Sciences.  His PhD studies examined the educational preparation of nurses and midwives in Papua New Guinea to undertake HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Dr Clark's profesional and research interests are in Indigenous health, primary health care, maternal and reproductive health care, communicable disease prevention, transmission, treatment and the links to health security, and overall health system strengthening, specifically within the developing community context. 


  • HS2101: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • NS3320: Community Approaches to Care (Level 3; TSV)
  • NS3362: Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Midwifery) (Level 3; TSV)
  • NS5201: Research Design: Theory and Application (Level 5; TSV)
  • Primary Health Care
  • Maternal and reproductive health care
  • Communicable diseases
  • Health Security
  • Health system strengthening
  • Indigenous health
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Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Warfare and the Archaic State in Oceania

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$90,000 over 4 years (administered by Australian National University)
The project aim is to investigate warfare in the ancient Tongan state through a study of earthwork fortifications. A conflict record for an Archaic state in Oceania that survived for 650 years contributes a new perspective to global research on warfare in complex societies. The effect of conflict is a prominent issue for Australia and long-term records of warfare in our region will improve our understanding of it. Intra-state conflict is the most pressing threat to political stability in Southwest Asia and the Pacific and the project will benefit Australia by showing how changes to political systems are associated with phases of conflict and peace.
Geoffrey Clark and Christian Reepmeyer in collaboration with David Burley (Australian National University, College of Arts, Society & Education and Simon Fraser University)
Oceania; fortifications; complex societies; warfare; prehistory

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