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Professor Anne Tiernan


Anne Tiernan

Dean (Engagement)
GBS Dean (Engagement)
+61 (0)7 3735 3252 (Work)
S07 4.27, South Bank Campus

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Professor Tiernan is Dean (Engagement) of the Griffith Business School. A political scientist with earlier careers in federal and state government, teaching, and consultancy, Anne is respected for her independent and research-informed analysis of national politics, public administration, and public policy. She has written extensively on the political-administrative interface, governmental transitions, and policy advising. Prior to her appointment as Dean (Engagement), Anne was the founding Director of the Griffith Policy Innovation Hub, a centre for policy research and cross-sectoral collaboration that continues to play a dynamic role in the national conversation surrounding Australian governance. Anne is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, an ANZSOG Fellow, Ordinary Commissioner of the Crime and Corruption Commission, and a member of the Board, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House.


  • Member
    Centre for Governance and Public Policy2006
  • Dean (Engagement)
    Griffith Business School, Australia1 Sep 2017
  • Director
    Policy Innovation Hub, Australia1 May 2016


  • Professor
    Griffith University, AustraliaJan 2015


  • Bachelor of Educational Studies
    Brisbane CAE
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (hons)
    Griffith University, Australia
  • PhD
    Griffith University, Australia


  • Company Directors Course
    Australian Institute of Company Directors