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.
Queensland Conservatorium maestro to helm QSO
24 Feb 2021
Griffith University Professor Johannes Fritzsch been named Principal Conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).
Study into links between traumatic childhood experiences and sexual violence launches
24 Feb 2021
Griffith researchers have commenced an Australian first study into sexually violent behaviour.
Jeff Horn returns to Griffith for his next challenge
22 Feb 2021
Griffith alumnus and teacher turned champion boxer Jeff Horn has returned to his alma mater to flex his acting muscles in a short film called...
Scholarship gets student closer to ASIO dream
12 Feb 2021
Ryan Mitchell is Griffith Business School’s Logan Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) Scholarship winner and hopes one day to use his double degree to join...
First Peoples artists unveil stunning public art commission
11 Feb 2021
A pair of Griffith alumni are showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by creating an eye-catching public art trail through Ipswich’s...