The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities
We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all six Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.
Professor Scott Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor
Arts, Education and Law Research
Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.
The AEL group has Australia's best teachers
Griffith has received more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university, including three Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Halim Rane
Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.
Grease is the word for new wave of musical theatre stars
22 Jul 2021
A modern-day revival of Grease is set to wow audiences at the Queensland Conservatorium next month.
Philosopher takes the road less travelled
20 Jul 2021
From construction worker and kitchenhand to pinball machine repairman and theatre director, Dr Hugh Breakey hasn’t followed a typical route to...
Australia’s moment to embrace right to repair arrives
19 Jul 2021
Rapid policy developments worldwide have made the right to repair essential consumer protection.
Large contingent of Griffith athletes bound for Olympics
19 Jul 2021
Griffith University congratulates the 45 student, alumni, swim squad athletes and coaching staff who have been named in the Australian Olympic team...
Exhibition honours Griffith’s first Aboriginal art graduate
16 Jul 2021
A new exhibition showcases the work of Griffith University’s first Aboriginal visual arts alumnus, the late Ron Hurley.