The University of Nottingham, UK (UNOTT)
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Professor Paul M Heywood
is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham, UK. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate studies in Madrid and at the London School of Economics, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before joining Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Research Grants Board (2001-05), the Social Sciences Division of the Spanish Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (2011) and was Dean of The University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. He is author, co-author or editor of fourteen books and more than seventy-five journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002).
Brian Lucas is a project manager at the University of Birmingham in the UK working on knowledge management and research communication in international development. He currently manages the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, a policy research service funded by DFID and AusAID, and is knowledge manager for the Learning Network on Capacity Development (www.lencd.org) supported by UNDP. He also teaches at the University of Birmingham (UK) and at the University of Agder (Norway). Previous work experience includes managing the web and information unit at a United Nations Environment Programme unit in Norway; managing an environment and development education NGO in Canada; web site application development in Costa Rica; and managing a commercial Internet service provider in Canada.
Heather Marquette is Reader in Development Politics in the International Development Department, University of Birmingham. A political scientist by training, she has extensive international experience in research, policy advice, consultancy and training on the politics of development, governance, corruption, political analysis, and aid policy.
Her research includes work on Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Kenya and Nigeria. Her work has been published in Third World Quarterly, Political Studies, and Public Administration & Development, among others, and she is the author of Corruption, Politics and Development: The Role of the World Bank (Palgrave Macmillan).
Heather is also Academic Director of GSDRC (formerly known as the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre). GSDRC is a research and knowledge management centre specialising in governance, social development, humanitarian and conflict issues. It is funded primarily by DFID, DFAT-the Australian Aid Program and the European Commission, as well as the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP, NORAD and others.
Dr Nieves Zúñiga is a Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She graduated with an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex. Her research focuses on the quality of governance on: the design and implementation of anti-corruption policies, with special interest on integrity management; and the political recognition, representation and participation of discriminated groups, such as indigenous peoples. Nieves is currently working on analysing the anti-corruption policy in Bolivia as part of the project ANTICORRP.
Caryn Peiffer, Ph.D., is a DLP Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has consulted and published on the measurement and impacts of corruption, as well as on anti-corruption policies. As part of her participation in the Global Experience of Corruption project (University of Strathclyde), she co-authored with Professor Richard Rose a global guide to surveys that ask about corruption (forthcoming early 2015).