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Prof Elizabeth David-Barrett

Post:Professor of Governance and Integrity (Politics, Sussex European Institute)

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Liz David-Barrett joined the University of Sussex in 2014, following four years at Said Business School and two years in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. Liz has a DPhil in Politics from Oxford, an MA in Slavonic and East European Studies from the University of London, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford). Liz previously worked for London think tanks the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Centre for European Reform, political risk consultancy Oxford Analytica, and worked in Croatia and Hungary as a journalist, reporting for The Economist, the Financial Times, the BBC World Service and Business Central Europe.  

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As the Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC), Liz leads the Centre's activities in research, teaching and policy impact. She engages widely with anti-corruption practitioners in governments, the private sector and NGOs, e.g., she recently visited the Vietnam National Academy of Politics to teach about the role of transparency and open data in fighting corruption, and has held workshops in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania on how data can be analysed to identify grand corruption in government contracting. She has written several reports for Transparency International - on the UK Bribery Act, lobbying and the revolving door, and local government corruption - and has given evidence to parliamentary select committees. She advised the UK Department for International Development on its International Anti-Corruption programme and the UK Cabinet Office on the 2017-22 National Anti-Corruption Strategy. Together with Paul Heywood (Nottingham), Liz recently co-edited a blog symposium on Re-thinking Corruption in the 21st Century, published in Public Administration Review.






Senior Lecturer in Politics