Professor John Braithwaite (Class of 1968) graduated from the University of Queensland in 1972 majoring in psychology and anthropology which he followed with a PhD in sociology the following year. John then went into a teaching career, including a Fullbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California. He followed this with taking up a position as a criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology.
Upon finishing at the Institute, John them joined the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University where he was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Federation Fellow and Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network (ANU), of which he was a founder. A leading scholar in the field of restorative justice and responsive regulation, John has numerous publications.
He is a recipient of numerous international prizes, including the prestigious Grawermeyer Prize for Ideas for Improving World Order. This prize is considered to be second only to the Nobel Peace Prize in international relations awards. His other achievements include the Sutherland Prize from the American Society of Criminology for lifetime contributions to research, the Kalvan Prize which is the highest honour from the Law and Society Association of the USA and another highest honour the Prix Emile Durkhiem, from the International Society of Criminology.