Griffith University professor appointed to Crime and Misconduct Commission

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of Griffith University Professor Marilyn McMeniman has been appointed a commissioner of Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission.

“The Commission is of great significance to Queensland in maintaining public confidence in the State’s most important institutions.

“I am very pleased to contribute to such an important element of Queensland society,” Professor McMeniman said.

She will join the five-member commission at the end of April.

Vice Chancellor of Griffith University Professor Ian O’Connor described the appointment as significant and an honour for Griffith.

“I wish to congratulate Professor McMeniman on this prestigious appointment,” he said.

“The CMC remains one of the State’s most important agencies. Upholding and maintaining the highest of standards is paramount and Professor McMeniman’s contribution in this area will be significant.”

The Crime and Misconduct Commission includes one full-time chairperson and four part-time commissioners.

It plays an important role in researching and investigating the public sector, police and crime.

CMC Chairman Martin Moynihan said Professor McMeniman’s expertise in public sector management and review would prove invaluable to the CMC.

“Professor McMeniman’s academic knowledge will be of great importance to our organisation,” he said.

“The Commission is very pleased to have a person of Professor McMeniman’s experience as one of its members.”

Professor McMeniman has held academic positions at Griffith University and the University of Queensland and has co-authored major national and state reviews and reports relating to language learning and educational research.

She was the inaugural Head of Griffith University’s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics in 1994-95, served as Dean of Education at Griffith from 1996 to 2001 and was Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law) from 2002 to 2009.

In 1997 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education.

Professor McMeniman replaces Dr David Gow whose term expired late last year.