Professor, UNSW

Clinton Free is a Professor at UNSW Business School and the Deputy Director of the Centre of Law, Markets and Regulation.

He holds Commerce and Law degrees from UNSW and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Clinton has served on faculties at Oxford University in the UK and Queen’s School of Business in Canada.

Clinton’s research focuses on corporate governance, management accounting and white-collar crime. He has received substantial competitive research grants including an ARC Future Fellowship, an ARC Linkage Grant and a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada and published widely in prestigious, international academic journals.

Professor Free has acted as a consultant and executive educator to a broad range of commercial firms and government bodies across the globe, including Boston Consulting Group, Merck Serono, the Reserve Bank of the UAE, Goldcorp, BMW Canada, and the Red Cross. Before entering academia, he worked as a solicitor and management consultant at some of Australia’s largest professional service firms.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Professor, UNSW
  • 2015–2017
    Academic Director, AGSM
  • 2004–2011
    Associate Professor, Queen's School of Business

Education

  • 2005 
    Oxford University, Ph D
  • 2000 
    UNSW, LL B
  • 1998 
    UNSW, B Com

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    AIC Major Research Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Institute of Criminology
  • 2017
    ARC Linkage Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Major Research Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • 2011
    Collaborative Research Initiatives Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Science Humanities Research Council
  • 2011
    ARC Future Fellowship
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council