Craig’s main research interests are in the politics, management and communication of aid. He leads a collaborative project with the UK’s Department for International Development on adaptive management. Craig also has a specific interest in security and justice sector reform, primarily focused in South and South-East Asia.
Craig has a specific interest in how security and justice can be improved in countries emerging from violent conflict. His work to date has focused on security and justice sector reform, legal empowerment, and the role of both elites and local level 'informal' actors in shaping post-conflict transitions.
Craig has also conducted multi-country research on the use of Theory of Change approaches in international development. This work forms part of a broader interest in how aid organisations function: how they learn and adapt their role to changing local contexts.