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Lecturer in Social Procurement, The University of Melbourne

Dr Warren Staples is Lecturer in Social Procurement in the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne.

Warren's research interests include public procurement with a focus on social procurement, specifically the application of, and assessment of social procurement and value for money criteria by public sector managers on construction and infrastructure projects. Warren is presently engaged in research on corporate governance (German codetermination), ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility.

Warren is a regular media writer and commentator on corporate governance and business ethics and seeks to inform public debate and policy making on corporate governance reform to make organisations more accountable and responsible.

Warren is currently a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria Sustainability Community of Practice Advisory Committee and the Co-Chair of the IPAA Procurement Community of Practice.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer , University of Melbourne
  • 2018–2021
    Senior Lecturer , RMIT University
  • 2010–2017
    Lecturer, RMIT University


  • 2010 
    RMIT University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Australia New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA)
  • Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN)
  • International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS)
  • International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)