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Professor Giles Hirst

Research School of Management

Position: Chair of Leadership
Email: giles.hirst@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 57406
Office: Room 1050, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Professor Giles Hirst


Professor Giles Hirst joined the ANU College of Business and Economics as the Inaugural Chair of Leadership within the Research School of Management.

His leadership development programs help leaders use their unique strengths, connect with their purpose and through this deliver greater impact. Independent evaluations of this work have demonstrated significant cultural and performance benefits of these programs.

Giles has been engaged by multi-nationals such as Microsoft, AstraZeneca, BHP-B, state and local government. Most recently he is working to build refugees confidence and work seeking outcomes.

Prior to joining ANU, Giles was Associate Professor within the Department of Management at Monash University, where he contributed significantly to their research and teaching programs over the last decade, and was awarded four Vice Chancellors awards for unit excellence. He received his PhD in Management at the University of Melbourne, has worked in management consulting and in the UK at the Aston Business School.

Giles is also a leading researcher in the areas of creativity, innovation and social and organisational networks, and has been awarded over a million dollars in government ARC grants and industry funding. He has published in the top management journals including The Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Applied Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly as well as being invited to take part in a renowned scholars symposium at the Academy of Management conference.

Giles has been awarded $1.5 million in research funding, including four ARC grants and was awarded more than $500,000 of defence funding with co-investigator Ofer Zwikael. Prior to joining ANU, Giles was Associate Professor within the Department of Management at Monash University, receiving four Vice Chancellor's teaching awards.

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