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BA Bachelor of Arts, GDipLegalPrac Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice, LLB Bachelor Of Laws, PhD

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Biography

Professor A J Brown is leader of the Centre for Governance & Public Policy’s public integrity and anti-corruption research program, and program director of Griffith University’s new graduate certificate in integrity and anti-corruption.  He has led six Australian Research Council projects into public integrity and governance reform since 2005, including three into public interest whistleblowing.  A 25-year veteran of developments in Australia’s integrity systems, since 2010 he has been a boardmember of Transparency International Australia, and in October 2017 was elected to the global board of the world anti-corruption organisation.  In 2012, his biographyMichael Kirby: Paradoxes & Principles was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Walkley Book Award and National Biography Award.  He is the 2017-18 President of the Australian Political Studies Association, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, member of the Commonwealth Government’s Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblower Protection, and project leader of Australia’s second national integrity system assessment.

Research expertise

  • Public integrity and anti-corruption
  • Whistleblowing
  • Federalism
  • Regionalism
  • Development of public institutions

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