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.
January 17, 2019
Does the decision in Bell v Brisbane City Council  QCA 84 make a difference?
By Dr Phillipa England Griffith Law School In 2018, the former ABC site at Toowong was the subject of a planning appeal to the Court of Appeal. In an unusual turn of events for Queensland, an application to build 555 residential units in three towers ranging from 24-27 storeys was rejected. The deci...
January 17, 2019
Conference explores professional futures
The challenges and opportunities facing today’s professions will be examined at a Griffith University conference at South Bank in February.
January 16, 2019
Twice-exceptional children more at risk of bullying – study
Gifted children with a disability are more at risk of bullying than other children according to new research from Griffith University.
January 15, 2019
Griffith film grad generates industry buzz
Griffith Film School graduate Samuel Keene is generating serious industry buzz with his latest project – a black comedy shortlisted for development by local streaming platform Stan. Samuel’s script for Love Is Dead has been shortlisted to take part in the Screen Queensland + Stan Premium...
January 10, 2019
Film students score internship on new SBS series
Two Griffith Film School students have scored an exclusive internship on the set of a new SBS TV series shot in Alice Springs. Final year Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production students Daniel Patterson and Sean Abnett got the chance to work alongside AACTA-winning directors, writers and crew ...
January 08, 2019
From country life to world travel for law student
As a young girl growing up in Western Queensland, Cassie Heaslip dreamt of life beyond her small country town. “I was always dreaming of bigger things,’’ the Griffith University student says. With science as her first love, Cassie enrolled in a Bachelor of Science at Griffith. “I never even c...