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
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.
Former PM Rudd warns Australia-China relationship must stay positive
09 Sep 2019
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd AC warned of the importance of a positive Australia-China relationship at a Griffith University public lecture on...
The threats and promises of multidimensional legitimacy
09 Sep 2019
By Dr Hugh Breakey Senior Research Fellow Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith Law School ‘Multidimensional legitimacy’ is the idea...
Our Outstanding Alumni Award winners
06 Sep 2019
A former carpenter turned remote medico and founder of not-for-profit organisation ‘The Hands of Rescue’ (THOR) has been recognised with this year’s...
Rendering criminal trials in visual art
05 Sep 2019
Queensland College of Art’s Dr Julie Fragar is taking a fine art lens to criminal justice with her work Next Witness.
Strengthening the Character Visa Cancellation Power – Overkill?
04 Sep 2019
By Emma Robinson Griffith Law School Visa cancellation on character grounds regularly makes the headlines and has done so for many years. Section 501...