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Dr Dennis Grube

Programme Director for the MPhil in Public Policy

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

Prior to joining POLIS in September 2016, Dennis was Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania.  In 2013 he spent six months as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and was Director of Griffith University's Master of Public Administration Program from 2010-2013.  Dennis retains an affiliation as Adjunct Associate Professor with the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University, and is a member of both the Australian and UK Political Studies Associations.

Research Interests

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.