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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 professor of public policy and law in the School of Government & International Relations.

A 25-year veteran of developments in Australia’s integrity systems, since 2010 he has been a boardmember of Transparency International Australia, the world anti-corruption organisation, and in 2017 and again in 2020 was elected to Transparency International's global board, where he led the development of its worldwide strategy 'Holding Power to Account, 2021-2030'.

Since 2005 he has led six Australian Research Council projects into public integrity and governance reform, including two establishing the Australian Constitutional Values Survey, three into public interest whistleblowing, and the 2020 Australian Research Council Linkage Project report, 'Australia's National Integrity System: The Blueprint for Reform'.

In 2012, his biography Michael Kirby: Paradoxes & Principles was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Walkley Book Award and National Biography Award.  He was the 2017-18 President of the Australian Political Studies Association, and a member of the Commonwealth Ministerial Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblower Protection (2017-2019).  He is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Research expertise

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

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