B Arts, B Commerce (Hons), Dip Teaching (Secondary), PhD
Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School
Anne Tiernan is Dean (Engagement) and a political scientist, who had earlier careers in government in the Commonwealth and Queensland, and in teaching and consultancy. Anne is respected for her independent, professional and research-informed analysis and commentary on national politics, public administration and public policy.
Professor 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.
Professor Tiernan is a member of the Public Records Review Committee of the Queensland State Archives. Between 2008 and 2012 she was a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Queensland Public Service Commission and a Director of St Rita’s College Ltd. from 2013 and 2015. She has recently been invited to become a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
Anne consults regularly to Australian governments at all levels. She is an experienced and in-demand professional educator, facilitator and emcee. Professor Tiernan has a strong media profile across print, broadcast and online platforms. She regularly contributes invited articles to The Conversation and Australian Policy Online and has a weekly slot on Weekends with Tim Cox on 612 ABC Brisbane Anne appears regularly on radio programs on ABC Radio National and News Radio and has been a guest on ABC Televisions’ Q&A and The Drum.
- Policy advisory capacity
- Executive advisory arrangements
- Policy influence
- Public policy agenda setting