The Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC) was established in 2012 as the UK’s first academic centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research, policy impact and teaching on corruption and anti-corruption.
The Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC) is the UK’s foremost academic centre for studying corruption.
Located within one of the world’s leading universities, CSC is regarded as a highly credible source of independent and objective research and ideas. It’s listened to by governments, companies and civil society.
CSC is widely recognised for combining world-class academic approaches and research with the practical experience of how corruption can be addressed in the real world.
We operate in three broad areas:
Research: undertaking rigorous academic research to address the world’s major corruption issues
Courses & Teaching: training the next generation of anti-corruption professionals around the world
Policy: ensuring that our research informs evidence-based policy and helps change the world.
The CSC core faculty are:
- Professor Liz David-Barrett (Director)
- Professor Dan Hough
- Professor Robert Barrington
- Dr Roxana Bratu
- Liljana Cvetanoska
- Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand
- Dr Sam Power
- Francis Mcgowan
The core staff are supported by a wider community of experts based at the University and beyond.
Our funding comes from a number of sources and all funding is received under the University guidelines for guaranteeing academic independence.
Our funders include the Global Integrity-DFID ACE Programme, ESRC, Wellcome Trust and the Joffe Charitable Trust.