Bligh Grant is Senior Lecturer at the UTS Centre for Local Government (CLG). He holds a PhD and BA (Hons, Politics) from the University of New England.
He is one of Australia's best published trans-disciplinary local government scholars, and has co-authored articles in political studies, political economy, comparative politics, finance, sociology, gender studies and applied ethics as they pertain to local government in leading national and international academic journals. He has also published in a range of other fields, in particular wine economics and regional economic development.
Prior to his current appointment Bligh held positions as Lecturer in Business Ethics at the UNE Business School, Research Lecturer in Local Government Studies at the UNE Centre of Local Government and Associate Lecturer in Political Economy in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the University of Southern Queensland (2010). He has also taught in the areas of Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Asian Studies and International Relations, all at UNE.