Professor Anne Tiernan is the Dean (Engagement) in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University.
A political scientist, with earlier careers in government in the Commonwealth and Queensland public services, and in teaching and consultancy, Anne is respected for her independent, professional and research-informed analysis of national politics, public administration and public policy.
Professor Tiernan's research focuses on the work of governing. Her scholarly interests include: Australian politics and governance, policy advice, executive studies, policy capacity, federalism and intergovernmental coordination. She has written extensively on the political-administrative interface, caretaker conventions, governmental transitions and the work of policy advising.
Anne is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). She was appointed a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) in 2010 for services to the ‘study and practice of public administration’.
Anne is author of several books including: Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff, Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities and Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard.