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Diagnosing and preventing corruption

Publication date: Feb 11, 2013 2:09:01 PM

Start: Sep 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM


Professor Adam Graycar, Australian National University (ANU)


Adam Graycar is Professor of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), where he is also Director of the Research School of Social Sciences. He joined ANU in 2010 when he became the Foundation Dean of the Australian National Institute for Public Policy for two years.  He has had long experience in both academia and in government.  His most recent government position was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia, and his most recent academic post before joining ANU was Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  He also served as Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology for nine years.

Adam’s current research is on corruption, and he is the Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the ANU.

He has worked in many policy areas and in many policy settings.  He has had long experience in policy making, research, and research management at the most senior levels in Australia and internationally.  He has run two major national social research agencies.  He has acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the senior level posts he has held in government in Australia, both Federal and State.  He has two doctorates from the University of NSW, is the author of some 200 scholarly publications, in fields such as political science, public administration, sociology, social policy population studies, criminology.