Diane Stone joined the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra in 2015.
Since December 2010 she has split her time between Australia and Europe. She is a Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick where she has been based since January 1996.
She is a Work Package leader with the European Commission's Horizon 2020 ELCSID consortium running from 2016-19 head-quartered at VUB in Brussels.
From 2004-08, she was appointed the Foundation Professor of Public Policy and a European Commission Marie Curie Chair at the Central European University in Budapest where she subsequently retained visiting positions in the Department, then School of Public Policy.
In 2012 she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
She has taught at the Australian National University where she gained her Masters (1989) and PhD (1994) degrees in Political Science and International Relations, at the University of Western Australia (2010-13), and at Manchester Metropolitan University (1993-95).
During 1999, she worked in the World Bank Institute in Washington DC.
Her main research interests focus on: conceptual frameworks of global public policy; the World Bank and development; new modalities of diplomacy; think tanks; global knowledge networks and transnational science; philanthropic foundations and global policy partnerships.