The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, education, law, criminology, social science and humanities
We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all five 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 Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor
The AEL group has Australia's best teachers
Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Through her work in the development of innovative practices and community engagement initiatives in music learning and teaching, Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet was named the 2014 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.
Griffith is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
Featured Alumni from Arts, Education and Law
Chris Eigeland is a serial entrepreneur, international lawyer and was Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2016.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.
Winning prestigious art awards and exhibiting in art museums across the world, Michael Zavros is living the dream of a successful visual artist.
Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.
September 19, 2017
Fulbright fellow creates art for the digital age
As a Fulbright fellow, Dr Jason Nelson has joined the ranks of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and heads of state. The American-born Queensland College of Art digital art lecturer undertook his fellowship at the University of Bergen in Norway.
September 15, 2017
Citations honour outstanding Griffith teachers
The 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, have been announced by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.
September 14, 2017
Early Career Research Award for criminology academic
Researching Queensland's policing procedures has proved arresting for Griffith's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice lecturer Dr Elise Sargeant.
September 13, 2017
Art lecturer wins People’s Choice Award
Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Julie Fragar has won the $15,000 Ramsay Art Prize People’s Choice Award. The biennial art award recognises Australian contemporary artists under 40 working across any medium. Dr Fragar's oil painting, Goose Chase: All of Us Together Here and Nowhere, won the popular prize and has been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
September 11, 2017
Griffith musicians powering Opera on the Beach
Students from the Queensland Conservatorium are the musical powerhouse behind this year’s Griffith Opera on the Beach, to be presented by Opera Australia. The talented students make up 80% of the orchestra - providing a lush musical backdrop for the spectacular open-air production of Verdi’s Aida.
September 06, 2017
New faces added to Griffith line-up for second round of Uni 7s
The Griffith squad to contest the second round of the Aon Uni 7s Series this weekend features a number of new names including Sevens rookie Ellen Field. The Bachelor of Exercise Science student at the Gold Coast campus had not played the sport before Griffith’s recruitment push for the inaugural Uni 7s series captured her […]