Professor Anne Tiernan is Dean (Engagement) of the Griffith University Business School. A political scientist with earlier careers in federal and state government, teaching, and consultancy, Anne has written extensively on the political-administrative interface, governmental transitions, and policy advising. She is author of Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff and The Gatekeepers: Lessons from Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff (both with RAW Rhodes, Melbourne University Press, 2014), Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities (with Patrick Weller, Melbourne University Press, 2010) and Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard (UNSW Press, 2007). With Julianne Schultz, Anne co-edited Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System.
Anne is a Member of the Board of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House in Canberra. This, and her work as co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics (with Professor Jenny Lewis), makes her optimistic about Australia’s democratic future.
Pieces by Anne Tiernan