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Rebecca Dobson Phillips

PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex

I am conducting doctoral research into the concept of corruption and the connection between corruption, anti-corruption and social power. I am interested in the ways in which corruption is understood and manifests in different contexts and its potential impact on the policy and law-making of the state.

I am particularly interested in corruption in the context of climate change policy-making, campaigning and protest.

Prior to joining the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex I was a writer and editor for both national and international non-governmental organisations, producing a range of policy and research publications. I have collaborated with organisations across all five continents and worked on projects in Europe, Asia and Africa. I have a long-term interest in corruption and anti-corruption, having worked at the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin and with the UNCAC Coalition in Vienna.

My research is funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of Corruption, University of Sussex