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.
Emerging artist selected for national showcase
05 May 2021
Recent QCA graduate Renee Kire is in the running for Australia’s most significant prize for emerging artists.
Focus on the place of phonics at Creating Futures Summit
05 May 2021
Education experts will debate the controversial place of phonics in the teaching of reading at this year’s Creating Futures Summit, hosted by...
Six Griffith affiliates named Fulbright scholars
05 May 2021
Prestigious Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to six talented members of the Griffith University community.
Global showcase for Griffith pop music student
29 Apr 2021
Michelle Obama will showcase a song written by Griffith University popular music student Cat Gallagher as part of a campaign to encourage young...
Creating cultural connections through art and medicine
28 Apr 2021
QCA graduate Marianne Wobcke has received an Australia Council Award for her pioneering work using art to create culturally safe birth practices.