High quality, innovative research supporting social change and development across the globe
The Arts, Education and Law ( AEL ) Group undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes a major contribution to society. The Group has around 400 academic staff and 600 higher degree research (HDR) students, contributing to top international peer-reviewed journals or generating significant exhibitions or performances.
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
The Australian Research Council is responsible for administering Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) - the national research evaluation framework.
ERA identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions. Our outcome’s reflect the high calibre research activity underway across the group.
Well-above world standard
( ERA 5)
Above world standard
( ERA 4)
- Law and Legal Studies
- Performing Arts and Creative Writing
- Historical studies
- Studies in Human Societies
( ERA 3)
- History and Archaeology
- Communication and Media Studies
- Language, Communication and Culture
- Visual Arts and Crafts
- Film, Television and Digital Media
- Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
- Education Systems
Your guide to Griffith University's academic and research expertise
Identifying HDR Supervisors
Applicants are expected to identify at least two possible supervisors in their application for admission. You may wish to contact the relevant HDR Convenor for advice on enrolment and potential supervisors:
- Griffith Law School, Assoc Prof Leanne Wiseman and Assoc Prof Olivera Simic
- Queensland College of Art, Dr Laini Burton
- Griffith Film School, Professor Debra Beattie
- Queensland Conservatorium, Dr Louise Denson
- Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr Elise Sargaent
- Education and Professional Studies, Assoc Prof Sarojni Choy
- Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Dr Drew Rae
We offer a range of generous scholarship programs that can cover tuition fees, living allowances paid as stipends, relocation and publication assistance. Scholarships are offered to domestic and international doctorate or masters by research applicants in two competitive application rounds each year.
Griffith Graduate Research School ( GGRS ) is a dedicated point of contact for all higher degree research candidates at the University. GGRS works in collaboration with Academic Groups, Research Centres and Institutes to create a rewarding and supportive research environment for HDR candidates.
Grants and Funding
Comprehensive information for all grant and funding opportunities, including all dates, is available through the Office for Research. Specific Arts, Education and Law research scheme opportunities are listed on the AEL Community site (on Blackboard and Learning@Griffith).
Our Indigenous Research Unit aims to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
Post Conference: Community and Activist Media
Griffith University is hosting an official post-conference to the International Communication Association conference. 27 May 2020
Law Futures Centre Forum
Can we fix it? A Right to Repair for Australia?
Are manufacturers of 'smart' goods challenging, and even undermining, the very notion of physical ownership. Join us for a public discussion 5 February, 2020.
Arts, Education and Law Research
Listen to our leading researchers and the PhD candidates they're supervising talk about their research and the benefits of their ongoing collaborations.
What to do with your online accounts when you die
Margaret Gibson from the School of Humanities and Social Science explains what to do with your online accounts when you die.
Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at QCA
A degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art provides students with the skills and techniques to take on today’s art world in all its various forms.
Meet our QCRC members
Join Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet as we meet with the Convenors of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre's five research focus areas and discuss what excites them about being a part of this vibrant music community.
3MT 2015 Griffith Final - Lisa Durnian
Lisa is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her presentation was entitled '"Guilty, your Honours": How the guilty plea transformed the criminal trial'.
Contact the Dean (Research) office
Location, delivery and postal address
- Dean (Research)
- (Arts, Education and Law)
- Griffith University
- Mt Gravatt campus
- 176 Messines Ridge Road
- Mt Gravatt QLD 4122