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.
Griffith alumni named Gold Coast Women of the Year
13 Jul 2020
Four remarkable members of the Griffith University community have been recognised in the Harvey Norman Gold Coast Women of the Year awards.
Tailored approach to teaching reading may help lift literacy rates
13 Jul 2020
Griffith University researchers have collaborated on a research project to help reading professionals lift literacy rates in students.
Experience the Con with Jeremy, Classical Guitarist
08 Jul 2020
Third-year student Jeremy Stafford shares his experience at Queensland Conservatorium studying a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar. Walk us...
How Qld delivered Scott Morrison’s ‘Miracle Election’
07 Jul 2020
Dr Paul Williams analyses Queensland’s unique political culture for a new book on the 2019 Australian federal election.
Art graduates selected for national exhibition
07 Jul 2020
Three Queensland College of Art graduates are in the running for a $50,000 prize as part of the Hatched National Graduate Show.