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.
Rock art detection via machine learning model a breakthrough
28 Jun 2022
New method alleviates access issues and expense involved in rock art expeditions in remote locations.
Introducing the 2022 academic group Outstanding Alumni Award winners
20 Jun 2022
Griffith University has announced the winners of the 2022 academic group Outstanding Alumni Awards, with a diverse mix of outstanding recipients from...
Scholarship turns struggle into realising potential
20 Jun 2022
The call is out for donations to give students in need a helping hand through Griffith’s Annual Appeal to support the Brighter Futures Scholarship...
Multi-million-dollar donation to transform lives of incarcerated women and families
14 Jun 2022
Mothers in the corrections system will benefit from a Griffith University led pilot project designed to support their wellbeing and social inclusion,...
2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Griffith
13 Jun 2022
Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University teachers Oleg Stepanov OAM and Natasha Vlassenko OAM head a number of Griffith staff, former staff and...