Speaker - Anne Tiernan

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Dr Anne Tiernan is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Research Program. With a research and teaching expertise in public policy, Dr Tiernan has developed and conducted professional development programs for public sector managers and policy officers. A qualified educator, she led the review and redesign of the Public Sector Management (PSM) Program on behalf of the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) in 2002 and 2004. She has taught programs for ANZSOG, Griffith University, Swinburne University of Technology and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA). Dr Tiernan's research interests include: executive advisory arrangements - particularly ministerial staffing arrangements and relations between ministerial offices and the public service, policy influence and public policy agenda-setting. Her book, Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard published recently by UNSW Press, examines the implications of the growth of ministerial staffing arrangements, particularly how this has impacted on the quality of information and advice to decision-makers. Dr Tiernan is currently working on a major ARC-funded research project investigating the policy advisory capacity of the Australian Public Service (APS), and its ability to support decision-makers through its policy advising functions.

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Anne Tiernan - The Rudd Transition

05.30.08 | 00:37:16 min | 0 comments