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.
Griffith grad takes out top prize at Swell Sculpture Festival
21 Sep 2020
Queensland College of Art alumnus Mari Hirata won the Swell Sculpture Festival with an eye-catching work made from repurposed air-conditioning ducts.
Alumnus leads new era of success for Coast law firm
18 Sep 2020
Griffith University alumnus James Rayner is at the helm of the Property Law team at one of the Gold Coast’s longest running law firms, and is...
Film alumnus directs teen blockbuster
17 Sep 2020
Griffith Film School alumnus Hayley McFarlane has directed a holiday blockbuster set to hit cinemas this week.
Tony Hawk’s videogame comes of age for mature skaters
17 Sep 2020
The newly released Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 videogame could help redefine ageing and masculinity in sport.
Students recognised with National Council of Women Queensland bursaries
17 Sep 2020
Two Griffith undergraduate students have been awarded bursaries towards their film and dentistry studies from the National Council of Women...