Dr Dennis Grube

Lecturer in Public Policy at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

Lecturer in Public Policy, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Dennis Grube is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on administrative leadership, including how senior Civil Servants contribute to public debates, public accountability, and contemporary and historical public rhetoric of politicians. He is currently working on several research projects including "Remembering How to Lead: Building Institutional Memory of 'Leadership Learnings' in Collaborative Governance Environments", which is funded by Australia and New Zealand School of Government, and "Why Does Cabinet Government Survive?", funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.

Before joining Cambridge Dennis was an Associate Professor at the Institute for the Study of Social Change, part of the University of Tasmania, and was one of the Institute's Principal Research Fellows. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at Griffith University in Queensland. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at Griffith University, as part of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy.

Dennis holds a PhD and Arts/Law degree from the University of Tasmania, and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Canberra. He is the author of two monographs on aspects of British history and governance, and his research has been published in a variety of leading journals including The Historical Journal, Governance, and Public Administration.

  • In news articles

    Is institutional memory in decline?

    The Centre for Science and Policy organised a seminar hosted by Professor Dennis Grube, Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Politics and Public Policy at POLIS. His talk concerned the characterisation, and supposed decline, of ‘institutional memory’.