Griffith Experts Academic Profile


Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2014a). Lessons in Governing: A Profile of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.  

Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2014b). The Gatekeepers: Lessons from Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.  

Menzies, J., & Tiernan, A. (2014). Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government. Revised Edition. Canberra: ANU Press.  

Tiernan, A., & Weller, P. (2010). Learning to be a Minister: Heroic Expectations, Practical Realities. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.  

Tiernan, A., & Menzies, J. (2007). Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government. Canberra: ANU ePress.  

Tiernan, A. (2007). Power Without Responsibility: Ministerial Staffers in Australian Governments from Whitlam to Howard. Sydney: UNSW Press.  

Book Chapters

Deem, J., & Tiernan, A. (2019). Beyond the Canberra Bubble: Rebuilding Trust in Federal Australia. In Evans, M., Grattan, M. & McCaffrie, B. (Eds.), From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide (pp. 93-108). Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Tiernan, A. (2018). Trans-Tasman perspectives on transparency in decision-making: A view from Australia. In Wanna J. & Vincent, S. (Eds.), Opening Government Transparency and Engagement in the Information Age (pp. 55-63). Australian National University Press.  

Tiernan, A. (2018). What Are the Consequences of Incessant Reform? Losing Trust, Policy Capacity and Institutional Memory in the Queensland Core Executive. In Rhodes, R.A.W. (Ed.), Narrative Policy Analysis: Cases in Decentred Policy (pp. 165-195)Palgrave Macmillan.  

Tiernan, A. (2016). Beyond the nadir of political leadership. In Schultz, J. & Tiernan, A. (Eds.), Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System (pp. 11-23). Melbourne: Griffith University in conjunction with Text Publishing.

Menzies, J., & Tiernan, A. (2015). Caretaker conventions? In Galligan, B. & Brenton, S. (Eds.), Constitutional Conventions in Westminster Systems: Controversies, Changes and Challenges (pp. 91-115)Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2015a). Prime ministers’ chiefs of staff: coping with wild treachery and weirdness. In Alexander, D. & Lewis, J. (Eds.), Making Public Policy Decisions (pp. 146-165)Abingdon: Oxon: Routledge.  

Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2015b). Executive governance and its puzzles. In Massey, A. & Johnston, K. (Eds.), International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance (pp. 84-103)Chelmsford: Edward Elgar.  

Tiernan, A. (2012). Delivering public policies. In Smith, R., Vromen, A. & Cook, I. (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practice, Issues (pp. 249-259)Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

Tiernan, A. (2001). Problem or solution? The role of ministerial staff. In Fleming, J. & Holland, I. (Eds.), Motivating Ministers to Morality. Ashgate, London.  

Journal Articles

Tiernan, A., Drennan, L., Nalau, J., Onyango, E., Morrissey, L., & Mackey, B. (2018). A review of themes in disaster resilience literature and international practice since 2012. Policy Design and Practice. 

Simshauser, P., & Tiernan, A. (2018). Climate change policy discontinuity and its effects on Australia’s national electricity market. Australian Journal of Public Administration.  

Drennan, L., McGowan, J., & Tiernan, A. (2016). Integrating recovery within a resilience framework: empirical insights and policy implications from regional Australia. Politics and Governance, 4(4), 74-86. 

Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2016). Court politics in a federal polity. Australian Journal of Political Science, 51(2), 338-354.  

Tiernan, A. (2015). The dilemmas of organisational capacity. Policy and Society, 34, 209-217. 

Tiernan, A. (2015). Reforming Australia’s federal framework: priorities and prospects. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(4), 398-405.  

Rhodes, R.A.W., & Tiernan, A. (2015). Focus groups as ethnography: the case of Prime Ministers’ Chiefs of Staff. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 4(2), 208-222.  

Dickinson, H., Katsonis, M., Kay., A., O’Flynn, J., & Tiernan, A. (2015). Looking to the Past and the Future of the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(1), 1-4.  

Tiernan, A. (2015). Craft and Capacity in the Public Service. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74(1), 53-62.  

Tiernan, A. (2011). Advising Australian Federal Governments: Assessing the Evolving Capacity and Role of the Australian Public Service. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(4), 335-346.  

Arklay, T., Tiernan, A., & White, H. (2011). Advising Ministers – the Special Problem of Defence. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(4), pp 365-376.  

Milligan, V., & Tiernan, A. (2011). No Home for Housing: The Situation of the Commonwealth’s Housing Policy Advisory Function. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(4), 391-407.  

Lindquist, E.A.L., & Tiernan, A. (2011). The Australian Public Service and Policy Advising: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Governance. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(4), 437-450.  

Tiernan, A., & Weller, P. (2009). Un trop fort movement de balancier ou l’angoisse exisentielle des hauts fonctionnairs australiens. Télescope, 15(1), 35-49.  

Tiernan, A. (2007). The Council for the Australian Federation: A new structure of Australian Federalism. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 67(2), 122-134.  

Tiernan, A. (2007). The learner: John Howard’s system of national security and advice. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 61(4), 504-520.  

Tiernan, A. (2006). Working with the stock we have: The evolving role of Queensland’s Implementation Unit. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 8(4), 371-391.  

Tiernan, A. (2006). Overload or overblown? Ministerial staff and dilemmas of executive advice. Social Alternatives, 25(3), 7-12.  

Tiernan, A. (2006). Advising Howard: Interpreting changes in advisory and support structures for the Prime Minister of Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 41(3), 309-324.  

Tiernan, A., & Burke, T. (2002). A load of old garbage: Applying garbage-can theory to contemporary Australian housing policy. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 61(3), 86-97.