A welcome note from the Head of the School
The School comprises over 30 academic staff with breadth and depth of expertise in Politics, Public Policy, and International Relations. Key sub-fields of expertise include: Public policy and capacity building, International relations and security in the Asia-Pacific; Public integrity and anti-corruption; International political economy and global governance; Comparative politics and political theory; and Federalism. The School welcomes suitably qualified research higher degree students who are seeking to undertake projects in these areas.
In the most recent Australian Research Council Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released in December 2015, Political Science at Griffith was rated as being ‘well above world standard’, the highest possible rating. This followed the same result in the second ERA round in 2012.
The public face
Academics and emerging scholars in the School are frequently requested by a wide variety of media outlets to provide expert opinion on burning issues of the day in international relations, politics, and public affairs. Providing expert media commentary is something the School takes very seriously as a contribution to deepening the public's understanding of today's complex world and how we can navigate the pressing challenges of our time.
Here, you will find links to the School's most recent media highlights and have access to featured media articles, podcasts and videos.
- The incoming Head of School, Associate Professor Robyn Hollander discusses our federation and and what it all means for this week's election and for the future with the Policy Innovation Hub's director, Professor Anne Tiernan.
Dr Duncan McDonnell speaks with ABC News Radio's Laura Tchilinguirian about why voters have turned to Pauline Hanson and One Nation. Listen to what Duncan has to say
Professor Anne Tiernan contributues to The Conversation's election analysis in the State of the States: What were the issues and seats that mattered in Australia's State and Territories? Read her analysisThe Conversation's Explainer: Who are the Independents and Minor Parties in the Lower House?, by Tracee McPate and Associate Professor Robyn Hollander looks as these influential players in the 45th Parliament. Read the piece