Grant Walton is a Research Fellow for the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He brings an human/political geographer’s approach to researching issues related to corruption, organised crime, international development, civil society and the environment.
Over the past decade Grant has conducted research on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, Liberia and Afghanistan for international donors and non-governmental organisations. Grant has published in numerous academic journals and books and has authored major reports for donors and NGOs. His forthcoming book Anti-corruption and its Discontents: Local, National and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papua New Guinea, will be published in 2017.
He is the Deputy Director (International Development) for the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, a research Fellow for the Developmental Leadership Program at the University of Birmingham, and a University House (ANU) Early Career Academic Fellow. Grant is currently conducting research on state and societal perceptions of corruption in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.