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CORE RESEARCH TEAM

WHISTLING AT THE FAKE: THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF WHISTLEBLOWERS IN COUNTERING DISINFORMATION

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WHISTLING AT THE FAKE Core Research Team is composed by the Principal Investigator Dr. Costantino Grasso, and includes a research assistant. The team is tasked with developing and answering the project questions; organizing all the scientific events; gathering, systematising and analysing all the data collected; and preparing all the deliverables of the project.

 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 

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Dr. Costantino Grasso

Dr Costantino Grasso is Associate Professor (Reader) in Business and Law at Manchester Law School and Global Module Leader for Corporate Governance and Ethics at the University of London. His areas of expertise are economic crime, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. Costantino serves as an international expert in the area of corruption, good governance, and tax crimes for the Council of Europe and is included as an expert in the anti-corruption Knowledge Hub of Transparency International. He is also a member of the Society for Business Ethics (USA) and the Editor in Chief of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog. He is has published papers in the area of corporate crime and corruption, and he is the co-author of the volume "Fighting Fraud and Corruption at the World Bank." 

 SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT 

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Stephen Holden

Stephen Holden is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Law School of Manchester Metropolitan University. His research has a specific focus on empowering whistleblowing. Having achieved an LLB (Hons) from the University of Lincoln, Stephen went on to complete a master’s degree in Law and Human Rights at Distinction level from the University of Kent. Stephen has extensive experience working within the public sector, including developing care pathways for mental health and elective care, and project management on a regional level within the NHS.