A J Brown is John F Kearney Professor of Public Law at Griffith University one of Australiaâ€™s leading public law and political science scholars.
Born and raised in Canberra, and educated at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Dr Brown has worked as a senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, as associate to Justice G E â€˜Tonyâ€™ Fitzgerald AC, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal, and as a ministerial policy advisor in the Queensland Government.
Dr Brown is the foundation lead researcher of the Australian Research Council-funded Australian Constitutional Values Survey, and has been project leader of the worldâ€™s largest empirical research project into public interest whistleblowing, Whistling While They Work (2005-2009).
Most research for the biography on Michael Kirby, which began in 2003, was completed under a Griffith University Research Fellowship and Visiting Fellowship with the ANU College of Law, in 2005-2008.
Dr Brown is now based in the Griffith Law School on Griffith Universityâ€™s Gold Coast campus.