BA (Syd), MSc, PhD (London)


Professor David Grant joined Griffith University as Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) in January 2016. David is an internationally distinguished scholar with extensive leadership experience. Previous to his appointment at Griffith he was Senior Deputy Dean at UNSW Australia Business School. Prior to this he held several senior administrative roles at the University of Sydney Business School including Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Associate Dean (Research), Deputy Dean (Academic), Co-Dean, and most recently Acting Dean. He was previously also Head of the Department of Management at King’s College London.

David is a pre-eminent scholar in the field of organisational studies. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2008, and has held honorary and visiting positions at King’s College London, the University of Auckland Business School, the University of Technology Sydney, University of Califormia Santa Barbara, the University of Melbourne and McGill University.

David received his BA (Government) from the University of Essex and MSc (Industrial Relations and Personnel Management) and PhD (Management) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Marshak R. and Grant, D. (2008) Organisational Discourse and New OD Practices, British Journal of Management 19(1): 7-19.
  • Hardy, C., Lawrence, T. and Grant D. (2005) Discourse and Collaboration: The Role of Conversations and Collective Identity, Academy of Management Review 30(1): 58-77.
  • Grant, D. and Hardy, C (2004) Struggles with Organisational Discourse, Organisation Studies 25(1) 5-13.
  • Grant, D., Hardy, C., Oswick, C. and Putnam L. (Eds) (2004) The Sage Handbook of Organisational Discourse. London: Sage.
  • Grant, D. (1999) HRM, Rhetoric and the Psychological Contract: A Case of Easier Said Than Done, International Journal of Huamn Resource Management 10(2): 327-350.