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Adjunct Professor of Politics. Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Dr Anne Tiernan is an Adjunct Professor of Politics in the Griffith Business School.

Dr 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.

She has written extensively on the political–administrative interface, governmental transitions, and policy advising, including in six books, articles in national and international journals, and the recently published Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics, of which she is co-editor. Anne is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).


  • –present
    Professor, School of Government and International Relations


    ANU, BA
    Griffith University, B Commerce (Hons)
    QUT, Dip Teaching Secondary (Social Science)
    Griffith University, PhD