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.
Inspiring student heads into the classroom
01 Dec 2020
Education graduate Yasmin Atwani didn’t speak a word of English when she started school, but went on to attain an OP1 and win a scholarship to...
Teachers of tomorrow help child survivors of DV
01 Dec 2020
A life-changing program has paired pre-service teachers with children impacted by domestic violence.
Nine students net New Colombo Plan Scholarships
27 Nov 2020
A remarkable group of Griffith University undergraduate students have been named as 2021 New Colombo Plan scholars.
Art lecturer wins top honours at national awards
26 Nov 2020
Queensland College of Art lecturer Natalya Hughes took out top honours at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, for a stunning abstract work celebrating the...
COVID created opportunity says influential Griffith grad
24 Nov 2020
A Griffith teaching graduate named a 2020 Global Education Influencer says the pandemic has actually created a whole new world of opportunity for...