Anthony McGrew joined the College of Liberal Arts in September 2019. He was Co-Director of the Center for the History of Global Development between 2019 and 2022.
Previously, he was Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce and Professor of Global Public Policy (2015-2018) at La Trobe University, Melbourne as well as Director of the La Trobe Confucius Institute. Prior to this he was Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Strathclyde University (2010-2014) .
Educated at the University of Southampton (BSc and PhD ) he specialised in international relations where he also held the position of Dean of the School of Social Sciences (2006-2010).
He has held visiting positions at Universities in China, Japan, in the Republic of Ireland, Estonia, and Australia. He has published extensively on the subjects of globalization, global political economy, and global governance .