Associate Professor Anne Mc Lennan
Associate Professor and Research Director at the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management
MEd (distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
PhD in Politics (University of Liverpool, England)
Governance, Development, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Service Delivery
Anne Mc Lennan is an Associate Professor and the Research Director at the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management. She has a MEd (with distinction) from Wits University and a PhD (Politics) from the University of Liverpool. Prof Mc Lennan was part of the team who established the Wits Graduate School in the early 1990s to contribute to the development of a post-apartheid public service. She has been teaching and supervising for 21 years in the broad areas of governance and development. She was seconded to the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) as a Deputy Director-General for Executive Development. Her research interests encompass the interface between governance and public service delivery, public sector reform more generally, the wider context of the politics of delivery in (unequal and under-resourced) African contexts and issues of inclusion. Governance and Public Policy on the Masters of Management in Public Policy Governance, Leadership and Public Value on the masters of Management in Governance and Public Leadership.
2011 – Present (5 years)
I teach in the areas of governance, development and public administration. As Research Director, I am responsible for student and staff research in the School. I am interested in humanitarian development management and leadership.
January 2009 – January 2011 (2 years 1 month)
October 1992 – January 2009 (16 years 4 months)
I am currently seconded to government.
1991 – 1992 (1 year)