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 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
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
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 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.
June 19, 2018
Nance wins silver and bronze at New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio Program awards
Award-winning journalist and Griffith journalism lecturer Nance Haxton has taken out silver and bronze awards at the World’s Best Radio Program awards in Manhattan.
June 18, 2018
Griffith makes Australian top 10 on research publication rankings
Griffith University is in the top ten of Australian institutions according to a new performance measure ranking universities on a range of published research criteria.
June 15, 2018
New study into early work of controversial political thinker
Griffith Law School researchers Dr Kieran Tranter and Dr Edwin Bikundo are seeking out new research on the first full English translation of an early work penned by infamous German philosopher Carl Schmitt. Despite Schmitt’s popularity among contemporary political thinkers on both the left and right...
June 15, 2018
Finding catharsis in crisis
A new book by Griffith University lecturer Mathew Karpin recounts how his family weathers a storm triggered by his son who has autism. Eloquently written, The Crisis – How Autism nearly destroyed my family and what we did – is a salutary tale that describes the period leading up to and during the cr...
June 14, 2018
New Griffith Law School Dean aims for deeper alumni links
Developing deeper relationships with Griffith Law School alumni is the aim of Griffith Law School's new Dean and Head of School Associate Professor Therese Wilson.
June 13, 2018
Education summit prepares creative educators of tomorrow
How can teachers use creativity in the classroom to engage students and enhance learning? How can students develop their creative thinking and learning capacities? These questions were explored at the Queensland Creativity Summit on Tuesday, June 12. Hosted by Griffith University’s School of Educati...