Grant Pink is an Adjunct Professor (Regulation and Enforcement), in the School of Social Sciences, with a particular interest in: collaboration and interoperability between regulatory, enforcement and policing agencies; building capability and capacity within and across regulatory, enforcement and policing agencies; and closing the gap and generating mutually beneficial exchanges between practitioners and academics.
Professor Grant Pink is a ‘pracademic’ meaning that he combines deep practitioner experience and academic qualifications to research and inform regulatory and enforcement capability and practice.
Grant is the inaugural:
- ‘Academic Liaison’ for INTERPOL’s Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee, and
- ‘Pracademic Advisor’ for the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) – National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) Steering Group
Grant has 30 years’ experience: in regulatory, enforcement, and policing agencies; across practitioner, leadership, senior management, academic, and consultant roles; at subnational, national, and international levels.
Grant is an internationally recognised expert in: regulatory and enforcement networks; and building capability and capacity within and across regulatory, enforcement and policing agencies.
Grant has: delivered keynotes, presentations and workshops at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America; and written more than thirty publications.
Grant is the founder and Managing Director of RECAP Consultants Pty Ltd, RECAP provides specialist regulatory and enforcement advisory services domestically and globally.
Grant Pink's publications are a combination of sole and joint authored scholarship, and he has a strong preference for collaborative writing and research.
His strong preference for collaborative writing and research comes from a desire to better ‘connect’ practitioners and academics (or ‘pracademics’). This is because, better connectivity and higher levels of collaboration in the research, writing and editing phases tends to result in the research having greater utility and impact and is therefore more likely inform actionable and implementable changes by operational staff.
He has written more than thirty articles for practitioner and academic publications in the areas of:
- regulatory practice,
- capacity building,
- networking, and
His seminal research into environmental regulatory and enforcement networks, and ongoing contribution to the field, has resulted in recognition as an international expert on this topic. He has delivered keynotes, presentations and workshops on this topic at international conferences in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and North America. Grant also co-developed the Network Evaluation Matrix (NEM) in 2011.
- Pink, G. and White, R. (eds.) (2016), Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke Hampshire (Foreword by Prof. Malcolm Sparrow, Harvard University).
Book Chapters and Journal Articles:
- White, R. and Pink G. (2017) ‘Organizing Responses to Organized Environmental Crimes: Collaborative Approaches and Capacity Building’, South African Crime Quarterly, Issue 60, June 2017, pp. 37-44.
- Pink, G. and Hudson, J. (2016) ‘Teaching and Learning: The Approaches of a Modern Environmental Regulator’, in The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Journal of the Social Sciences, Volume 2 – Issue 2. pp. 43-59.
- Pink, G. (2016) Implementation and enforcement of environmental law: The role of professional practitioners. M. Hall, T. Wyatt, N. South, A. Nurse, G. Potter, and J. Maher (eds). Greening Criminology in the 21st Century Contemporary debates and future directions in the study of environmental harm (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge), pp. 183-205.
- Pink, G. (2016) ‘Regulatory responses to transnational environmental crime: An overview of choices, challenges and culture', in Spapens, White and Huisman (eds). Environmental Crime in Transnational Context: Global issues in green enforcement and criminology. (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited), pp. 101-123.
- Pink, G. (2016) ‘Interpol’s NEST: Building capability and capacity to respond to transnational environmental crime’ in Elliott and Schaedla (eds.) Transnational Environmental Crime Handbook (Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 444-456.
- Pink, G. and Marshall, M. (2016) ‘Sanction Mapping: A tool for fine-tuning regulatory intervention strategies’, in Innovating Environmental Compliance: Assurance (INECE: Washington), pp. 85–112.
- Pink, G. and White, R. (2016) ‘Collaboration in combating environmental crime: Making it matter’, in Pink and White (eds.) Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke Hampshire), pp 3-19.
- Marshall, M and Pink, G. (2016), ‘Collaborative research as a tool for building environmental regulatory capability’, in Pink and White (eds.) Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke Hampshire), pp. 193-212.
- Pink, G. and Marshall, M. (2015) ‘A Systems Approach to Defining Environmental Regulatory Institutions’, in Policy Quarterly, 11(4): pp 63-70.
- Pink, G. and Bartel, R. (2015). ‘Regulator Networks: Collaborative Agency Approaches to the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law’, in Martin. P. and Kennedy, A. (eds). Implementation of Environmental Law. (Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA: Edward Elgar), pp. 308-337.
- Pink, G. (2015), ‘Environmental enforcement networks: Theory, practice and potential’, in M. Faure, P. De Smedt and A. Stas (eds), Environmental Enforcement Networks: Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness (Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA: Edward Elgar) pp. 13-36.
- Pink, G. (2015), ‘Environmental enforcement networks: their ‘value proposition’ during times of reducing resources and budgets’, in M. Faure, P. De Smedt and A. Stas (eds), Environmental Enforcement Networks: Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness (Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA: Edward Elgar) pp. 153-171.
- Pink, G. and Lehane, J. (2015), ‘Evaluating and assessing environmental enforcement networks: through use of the network evaluation matrix’, in M. Faure, P. De Smedt and A. Stas (eds), Environmental Enforcement Networks: Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar) pp. 105-129.
- Pink, G. (2014). Governmental coordination to enforce environmental laws: Perspectives of an Australian regulator. In G. Rose (ed.), Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre. (Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon) pp. 185-212.
- Pink, G. & Lehane J. (2012). Environmental Enforcement Networks: their role in climate change enforcement. In R. White, Climate Change, Crime and Criminology. Springer-Verlag: New York. pp. 109-133.
- Pink, G. (2016) [Unpublished PhD Thesis] Environmental Regulation, Enforcement and Policing: An International Analysis of Existing and Developing Agency Practices. (April 9, 2010), University of New England Thesis Repository.
- Marshall, M. and Pink, G. (2014), ‘Building organisational capacity: The role of collaborative research’, Transnational Environmental Crime Project Working Paper 2/2014 (Canberra: Department of International Relations, Australian National University).
- Pink, G. (2013), ‘Law Enforcement Responses to Transnational Environmental Crime: Choices, Challenges and Culture’, Transnational Environmental Crime Project Working Paper 4/2013 (Canberra: Department of International Relations, Australian National University).
- Pink, G. (2013), ‘Law Enforcement Responses to Transnational Environmental Crime: Practical Considerations and Suggested Improvements Arising from an International Analysis’, Transnational Environmental Crime Project Working Paper 5/2013 (Canberra: Department of International Relations, Australian National University).
- Pink, G. (2010) [Unpublished Masters Thesis] Environmental Enforcement Networks: A Qualitative Analysis (December 7, 2010), Charles Sturt University Thesis Repository.
- Pink, G. and White, R. (2016) ‘Foreword’, Smarter Regulation of Waste in Europe, LIFE SMART Waste Project – Overcoming Barriers to Joint Working: Group Structures Required. Glasgow: Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. Online 06 October 2016, https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/219539/lsw_b13_partnership-working-report_v10.pdf
- INTERPOL (2015) [authors Van Den Brink, S. and Pink, G.] (2015), ‘The INTERPOL Environmental Law Enforcement Network Directory’. Lyon, France: INTERPOL. Online 19 November 2015, https://www.interpol.int/Search-Page?search=The+INTERPOL+Environmental+Law+Enforcement+Network+Directory
- Pink, G. and Marshall, M. (2015) ‘Best practice – international regulation’ in Public Administration Today, Edition 42 April–June 2015: The International Edition. IPAA: Canberra, pp. 32-34.
Current and Previous Academic Positions
- 2018 – present, Appointed as Academic Liaison: INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Advisory Board
- 2017 – present, Appointed as Pracademic Advisor: Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) – National Regulators Community of Practice (NRCoP) Steering Group
- 2019 – 2020, Appointed as a member of the expert working group: to review the Environmental Crime Modules in the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Education for Justice programme curriculum.
- 2016 – 2019, Served as Independent Member: ‘G-Reg 3D Network’ (Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-Reg) Design, Development and Delivery (3D) Network), New Zealand
- 2014 – 2015, Served as Independent Member: Governance Group, New Zealand Government Justice and Law (Regulatory Compliance) Qualification Development
Professor Pink is always interested to hear from potential candidates in the fields of Criminology, Law Enforcement, and Regulatory Studies. Specifically those candidates whose research is well aligned with the Vision and Mission of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES).
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