Grant Walton is a Fellow at the Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy and Chair of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption.

He is also on the editorial board for the journal Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies and the convener of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption specialisation of the Crawford School’s Master of Public Policy.

Grant draws on political geography and political science to research issues related to corruption, education policy, international development and civil society. For more than a decade Grant has conducted research in the Pacific, Africa and Asia for international donors and non-governmental organisations. Prior to joining the Development Policy Centre, Grant worked as a lecturer for the University of Melbourne, and has worked and consulted for NGOs and governments.

Grant has published in academic journals and books and has authored major reports for donors and NGOs. This includes articles in Political Geography; the Journal of Development Studies; Society and Natural Resources; Asia Pacific Viewpoint; Crime, Law and Social Change and Public Administration and Development.

His research has also featured in Islands Business, Radio Australia, SBS News, the PNG Post-Courier, The National (PNG), The Australian, and The Canberra Times.

His book, Anti-corruption and its Discontents: Local, National and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papua New Guinea, was published through Routledge in 2018.

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