Adam Graycar

Professor Adam Graycar

Director and Professor of Public Policy

Stretton Institute

Division of Research and Innovation

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Adam Graycar has had careers in both academia and government. He has held professorial positions at Flinders University, National University of Singapore, the Australian National University, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and University of New South Wales. While at ANU he was Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, and the founder of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption.

He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the various senior level posts he has held in both in the Commonwealth and the South Australian Governments. He was the longest serving director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (Commonwealth) and head of the Cabinet Office, government of South Australia. He has worked extensively and globally with agencies such as the United Nations and World Bank.

He has two doctorates from the University of NSW. He is the author of some 250 scholarly publications, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is also a Member of the Order of Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2019 Professor of Public Policy (part time) National University of Singapore
    2015 - 2019 Professor of Public Policy Flinders University
    2010 - 2015 Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences Australian National University
    2007 - 2010 Dean and Professor, School of Criminal Justice Rutgers University–Newark
    2003 - 2007 Head, Cabinet Office Government of South Australia
    1994 - 2003 Director, Australian Institute of Criminology Australian Government
    1985 - 1994 Various positions, including Commissioner for the Ageing Government of South Australia
    1980 - 1985 Foundation Director, Social Policy Research Centre UNSW Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    UNSW Australia PhD
    UNSW Australia D.Litt
  • Research Interests

  • Position: Director and Professor of Public Policy
  • Phone: 83134774
  • Email: adam.graycar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor G
  • Room: G30
  • Org Unit: Stretton Institute

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