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Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Dr Dennis C. Grube is a Lecturer in Public Policy within the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, where he is Programme Director for the MPhil in Public Policy (MPP). He is a Fellow of Girton College.

He holds adjunct positions at the University of Tasmania and Griffith University, and is affiliated with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge.

Dennis’ research interests focus on the nexus between political and administrative leadership, and in particular the ways in which senior civil servants contribute to public debates whilst striving to remain non-partisan. He has also worked extensively on political rhetoric and its relationship to public policy in both contemporary and historical contexts. His most recent monograph is entitled Megaphone Bureaucracy: Speaking Truth to Power in the Age of the New Normal, published with Princeton University Press in 2019.


  • –present
    Principal Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania


  • 2005 
    University of Tasmania, PhD