Liz David-Barrett joined the University of Sussex in 2014, following four years at Said Business School and two years at the Dept of Sociology, University of Oxford.
As the Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption (CSC), Liz leads its research, teaching and policy impact. She engages widely with anti-corruption practitioners in governments, the private sector and NGOs. Building on her research on corruption risks in public procurement, she has organised 'hackathons' in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania with activists to identify grand corruption in government contracting and also engages with governments to help them improve their procurement analytics.
Liz has written several reports for Transparency International - on the UK Bribery Act, lobbying and the revolving door, and local government corruption - and has 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.
Liz has a DPhil in Politics from Oxford and an MA from the University of London.
She has previously worked for think tanks the IPPR, and the Centre for European Reform, and for Oxford Analytica; also as a journalist in Central Europe, for The Economist, the FT, the BBC World Service and Business.
Liz is currently Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption at the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Vienna, while on leave from Sussex.