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.
Singing away the coronavirus blues: making music in a time of crisis reminds us we belong
26 Mar 2020
Griffith experts say making music provides a means to regain control in a time of crisis.
Acting selfishly has consequences right now – why ethical decision making is imperative in the...
24 Mar 2020
As the country moves into lockdown mode in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasingly faced with serious ethical questions about what...
The positive power of song during challenging times
23 Mar 2020
Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Astrid Jorgensen is harnessing the power of song to combat social isolation.
N79 showcases art inspired by science
23 Mar 2020
Alumnus Renata Buziak has created the stunning artwork for the new Engineering, Technology and Aviation Building.
Increased reporting needed to stamp out image-based abuse
19 Mar 2020
Australia leads the world in fighting online image-based abuse (IBA) but there’s no room for complacency warns Griffith University criminologist Dr...