Griffith University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter van Onselen to the Griffith Business School as Professor of Politics and Policy

Professor van Onselen brings to Griffith extensive experience in the fields of politics and journalism, including that garnered through his role as Foundation Chair of Journalism at the University of Western Australia and several years as a presenter on Sky News.

In addition to his academic credentials, Professor van Onselen has also been a contributing editor with The Australian since 2010, written for a diversity of other well-known national mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and he delivers a weekly segment on ABC Radio National.

He is also a regular fixture of local screens, appearing fortnightly on ABC’s The Drum and as a regular panellist on Insiders.

Earlier this month, Professor van Onselen preceded his official appointment with the University as the moderator of a Griffith-hosted Q&A session with Federal Labor MP Jim Chalmers.

Griffith Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant said Professor van Onselen’s appointment was an obvious coup for the University.

“ProfessorVanOnselenis a well-known political commentator and highly regarded academic in his discipline. His research record includes authorship of 6 high-profile books.

“His part time appointment at Griffith will build further on the engagement and impact activities of GBS. Peter’s teaching into the MBA and GCPA programs, as well as undergraduate teaching, will complement his continuing program of academic research,” Professor Grant said