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, Acting 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.
Tax clinic a rewarding experience for students
08 Jan 2020
Challenging real-life scenarios have been equipping students with skills to provide tax assistance at Griffith Tax Clinic while helping free clients...
Griffith film alumnus appointed to SQ board
07 Jan 2020
Griffith Film School alumnus and First Nations filmmaker Dean Gibson has been appointed to the Screen Queensland Board of Directors.
Art lecturer completes residency at QAGOMA
07 Jan 2020
Queensland College of Art fine art lecturer Dr Natalya Hughes features in the Queensland Art Gallery Open Studio series.
Humanitarian graduate helps change the cycle of crime
06 Jan 2020
Sudanese born orphan, Beny Bol, uses restorative justice principles to resolve conflict and build resilience in Logan and Melbourne communities. He...
Urgent action needed on Indigenous deaths in police custody
19 Dec 2019
Recent high-profile deaths of Indigenous people in police custody show a lack of meaningful progress despite over 25 years since the Royal Commission...