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 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.
Griffith student using design to change lives
21 May 2019
Queensland College of Art design student Riley Sheehan is using his Honours project to overhaul his electric wheelchair, proving that design can...
Book up: the issue that fell through the cracks of the Banking Royal Commission but landed in the...
21 May 2019
By Dr Heron Loban Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School Book up is a type of informal credit extended by a business (usually a store) to a consumer...
Piano virtuoso wins scholarship to study at Griffith
20 May 2019
Gold Coast piano virtuoso Nina Fan is the inaugural recipient of the Emily Reinhardt Piano Scholarship – part of a $1 million bequest to the...
Griffith grad in Eurovision top ten
19 May 2019
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University alumnus Kate Miller-Heidke made it to the top ten at Eurovision 2019.
Griffith animation degree ranked number one in Australia
16 May 2019
Griffith Film School’s animation program has been ranked number two in Australia and within the top ten globally, according to the latest...