Professor Greer Johnson - Director, Griffith Institute for Educational Research
The Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER) is home to more than 220 researchers and research students, making it one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country.
The Institute encourages cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research with industry and systems that define research in education beyond traditional expectations.
Research funding from the Australian Research Council and the Federal and State governments has consistently supported Griffith’s education research into professional learning, language and literacy education, mathematics education, applied theatre, autism, early childhood and special education, curriculum and assessment, diversity, and leadership in schools and communities.
The theoretical and practical outcomes of much of the research impacts low socioeconomic and Indigenous schools and communities in particular. Much of the research conducted with Indigenous communities has been guided by the Australian government policy initiative Closing the Gap - between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians - through a focus on education.