Steve Goodrich – Transparency International UK

Name: Steve Goodrich

Organisation: Transparency International UK

Disciplinary Area: Corruption, money laundering

Research Area: The role of UK professionals, institutions and entities in facilitating global corruption

Role: Research Provider


Which call are you planning to apply for?
Transnational Organised Crime 2018

What are your research interests?
Our research seeks to identify the legislative, policy and cultural factors that allow UK professionals, institutions and entities to facilitate the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This has included analysing the use of the London property market as a safe haven for illicit wealth, identifying weaknesses in the UK’s anti-money laundering supervisory system and investigating the abuse of UK corporate entities for high-end money laundering linked to organised crime and corruption in Former Soviet Union states.

What is your offer?
Using innovative methodologies and drawing from an international network of chapters and investigative partners, we have a solid track record of taking cutting-edge research findings and turning them into real world impact. This includes securing brand new powers for law enforcement – Unexplained Wealth Orders – which are already helping to investigate £22 million of suspicious assets in the UK, and the UK Bribery Act 2010. Our research also regularly receives high-profile coverage across all media formats, including BBC Panorama (23/04/2018). We regularly engage in dialogue with officials at both national and international fora, and have a Research Memorandum of Understanding with the UK’s National Crime Agency.

Who would you like to collaborate with?
We are interested in collaborating with academics who can help co-create and implement new cutting-edge methodologies into the role of UK actors in facilitating global corruption and money laundering,