Professor Heather Marquette

Professor of Development Politics, University of Birmingham

Member of RUSI'S State Threats Taskforce

Professor Heather Marquette is Professor of Development Politics at the University of Birmingham and leads the FCDO-funded Serious Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOC ACE) research programme. SOC ACE’s research, conducted in collaboration with a number of leading research organisations and through consultation and engagement with key stakeholders, focuses on tackling serious organised crime, illicit finance and transnational corruption through politically feasible, technically sound interventions and strategies.

Heather is also seconded part-time to FCDO’s Research and Evidence Directorate as Senior Research Fellow (Governance and Conflict) and is an Expert Member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime’s expert network. Her research, which has been funded by the British Academy/Global Challenges Research Fund, DFID/FCDO, DFAT and the EU, focuses on transnational threats, particularly corruption and organised crime, as well as aid and foreign policy, governance and political analysis.

RUSI State Threats Taskforce (STT)

RUSI’s State Threats Taskforce (STT) aims to support the UK and its partners in detecting, understanding, attributing and responding to the spectrum of complex state threats currently facing democracies.

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