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Integrity Research Group (IRG)

Welcome to the webpage of the Kingston Law School Integrity Research Group (IRG).

IRG library

The IRG brings together researchers from different areas of expertise to advance collective understanding of the causes and dynamics of corruption and to improve anti-corruption policies adopted locally, nationally and at an international level by governments, public bodies and businesses.

We are dedicated to the promotion of integrity, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and other ethical values, such as participation, transparency, proper management and accountability.

While the IRG seeks to promote scholarly dialogue that is interdisciplinary and cross-institutional, our priority is also to engage diverse stakeholders involved in the fight against corruption. This includes governmental agencies and officials, corporations, entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations and activists, and journalists and media, among others.

Our research focus

  • The systemic socio-economic causes, the forms of manifestation and the consequences of corruption in the private and the public sectors.
  • The promotion of integrity and ethics in business (from small businesses to multinational corporations), government and public bodies (police, health sector etc).
  • Anti-corruption responses such as ethical codes, compliance programs and good practice, developed by businesses and within the public sector; also in comparative perspective.
  • International and supranational legal instruments on integrity and corruption in the private and public sectors.

Members

Director

Dr Lorenzo Pasculli (Kingston Law School)

Core members

Dr Fatima Annan-Diab (Kingston Business School)
Rupert Dunbar (Kingston Law School)
Eric Jeanpierre (Kingston Law School)
Dr Gauri Sinha (Kingston Law School)

Associate members

Dr Alison Baverstock (Kingston University, School of Humanities)
Prof Joseph Bailey (Kingston University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Peter Finn (Kingston University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Dr Carolyn Johnston (Kingston Law School)
Dr Konstantina Kalogeropoulou (Kingston Law School)
Dr Raymond Youngs (Kingston Law School)

External members

Gianluca Amadori (President of the Association of Journalists of Veneto)
Dr Anna Bradshaw (Of Counsel, Peters & Peters solicitors LLP, London)
Prof Mark Button (Director and founder of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth)
Dr Alberto Carrio (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona Department of Law)
Prof Maria Lucia Di Bitonto (LUISS "Guido Carli" University of Rome - Department of Law; University of Camerino - School of Law)
Prof Martin S Flaherty (Leitner Family Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School)
Prof Gabriele Fornasari (University of Trento Law School)
Dr Markus Frischhut (Jean Monnet Chair “European Integration & Ethics”, MCI Management Center Innsbruck)
Dr Gaetano Galluccio Mezio (LUISS "Guido Carli" University of Rome - Department of Law)
Nicholas Griffin (Queen's Counsel, QEB, Hollis Whiteman, London)
James Hines (Queen’s Counsel, 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London)
Gabriel Kuris (Deputy Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, Columbia Law School)
Prof Francesco Saverio Mennini (Research Director of the Economic Evaluation and HTA, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
Scott Milligan (former Director of Legal Services, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK)
Prof Paolo Moro (University of Padova Law School)
Carlo Nordio (Deputy Prosecutor, Prosecution Office of Venice)
Michael O’Kane (Partner, Head of Business Crime, Peters & Peters solicitors LLP, London)
Dr Axel Palmer (Bristol Law School, University of the West of England)
Dr Julien Topal (Director of the Foundation for Integrity and Anti-Corruption FFIAC)
Prof José Luis Pérez Triviño (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona Department of Law)
Dr Marco Cristiano Petrassi (Senior Associate, SZA Law Firm)
Dr Debora Provolo (University of Padova Law School)
Prof Silvio Riondato (University of Padova Law School)
Prof José Manuel Ríos Corbacho (Director of the Forum of law, ethics and sport at the University of Cadiz; Deputy director of the Andalusian Institute of Criminology)
Jennifer G Rodgers (Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, Columbia Law School)
Dr Alessandro Rosanò (University of Padua Law School)
Adrien Roux (Aix-Marseille University, Université de la Polynésie française)
Prof Nicholas Ryder (Bristol Law School, University of the West of England)
Maxim Tucker (Journalist at The Times)
Prof Sergio Vinciguerra (University of Turin, Department of Law)

Advisors

Prof Brian Cathcart (Kingston University, Department of Journalism and Publishing)
Dr Stephen Gourlay (Kingston Business School)
Prof Michael Wynn (Kingston Law School)

Student Contributors

Gianluca Fabiano (Economic Evaluation and HTA, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
Malgorzata Hussain (Kingston University London, University of Portsmouth)
Nainesh Patel (Kingston Law School)
Dilpreet Virk (Kingston Law School)

Partners

Economic Evaluation and HTA (EEHTA) at the Centre for Economic and International Studies (CEIS) of the Faculty of Economics - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Financial Crime Research Network (FCRN) at the Bristol Law School, University of the West of England (UWE)
The Center for Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law at Renmin University of China (RUC)