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Dr Elizabeth David-Barrett

Post:Senior Lecturer in Politics (Politics, Sussex European Institute, Crime Research Centre)

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UK:01273 872929
International:+44 1273 872929

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

Community and Business

As the Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC), 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 spoke to the Vietnam National Academy of Politics 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 twice 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.






Senior Lecturer in Politics