Clive Allen was born in 1985 in Sydney Australia.
He graduated from the combined degree of Civil Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Newcastle in 2007 and has worked as a consulting structural engineer with Robert Bird Group since 2006 on a range of projects both in Australia and overseas.
He enrolled in the SAHC Masters course during the 2009/2010 academic year, studying in Guimaraes, Portugal and Padova, Italy.
Since graduation he has resumed his old job as a structural engineer and has since worked on projects such as the design of buildings in highly seismic zones in Papua New Guinea and the design and analysis of an airport control tower in Broome, Western Australia – one of the highest risk cyclone and earthquake zones in Australia. Clive is currently based in Cairns, Queensland completing damage assessments of existing structures affected by Cyclone Yasi which struck in February 2011.