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.
Artwork takes viewers on a sonic adventure
18 Mar 2019
Music and design faculty from Griffith’s South Bank campus have created a stunning sonic sculpture as part of the inaugural Curiocity festival.
Atrocity Crimes & Enabler Responsibility
15 Mar 2019
By Mr Shahram Dana Senior lecturer, Griffith Law School International Criminal Law (ICL) practitioners and scholars have observed that individuals...
Homicide Research Unit to help communities
13 Mar 2019
Mitigating the impact of homicide on communities.
In the swing with jazz legends
12 Mar 2019
Jazz students at the Queensland Conservatorium got the chance to play alongside some of their idols, participating in a masterclass with top flight...
Art as activism
11 Mar 2019
Queensland College of Art students have won international acclaim with a new exhibition that tackles some of the most pressing issues of the 21st...