International Anti-Corruption Academy
Head of Global Programme on Measuring Corruption
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) David-Barrett has joined IACA as Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption. She is on leave from the University of Sussex, which she joined in 2014 and where she was Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption from 2018 to 2022; prior to that, she was at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Prof David-Barrett has published her research in top-tier academic journals including Governance, World Development, and the Annual Review of Political Science. She engages widely with policy-makers and practitioners and chaired the first Academic Roundtable of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group in 2020. She has advised several governments on anti-corruption policy as well as training their anti-corruption professionals, worked with private-sector organizations on improving integrity, and authored several reports for Transparency International; she was formerly chair of Spotlight on Corruption, a UK-based anti-corruption NGO (2019-22). The expertise of Prof. David-Barrett on corruption is regularly sought by the media, including the BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, and Le Monde. She has a D.Phil, MSc and BA from the University of Oxford, and an MA from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.