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.
Student mobility rebounds with New Colombo funding
25 Jan 2022
Griffith students will finally return to the Indo-Pacific after COVID-19 forced New Colombo Plan Mobility Program internships and exchanges online...
Satirical obituary for the Great Barrier Reef undermines climate action
21 Jan 2022
A tongue-in-cheek editorial about the death of the Great Barrier Reef undermined efforts to build action on climate change and amplified conflict a...
17 ARC Discovery Projects greenlit for Griffith researchers
18 Jan 2022
Researchers have received grants worth over $6.96 million from the Australian Research Council.
Griffith Law School student draws from experience to make a difference
19 Dec 2021
After a 40-year teaching career, Griffith Law School student Kirk West continues to make a real difference in the lives of others. Immigrating to...
Launch of world-first app to combat domestic violence
16 Dec 2021
Griffith University’s MATE program has developed a world-leading smartphone app designed to help prevent domestic and family violence.