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. Between 2012-2015, staff in the AEL Group were awarded over $32 million in external competitive research income, and generated over 2500 research publications, many of these in top international peer-reviewed journals or taking the form of exhibitions or performances.
Arts, Education and Law Research Centres
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.
The AEL Group’s 2015 outcome’s reflect the high calibre research activity underway across the group.
Well-above world standard
Above world standard
- Historical studies
- Film, television and digital media
- Education systems
- Specialist studies in education
- Journalism and professional writing
- Performing arts and creative writing
- Visual arts and crafts
Arts, Education and Law Research Events
Special edition launch of Queensland Review
The Queensland Review on Youth Programs: New Directions special edition will be launched later this month, featuring the work of leading and emerging Australian and international youth scholars and practitioners including Griffith scholar, Dr Kathryn Seymour.
Applied Research in Crime and Misconduct Conference
This conference showcases Australian and international research in areas of policing, offender rehabilitation, situational crime prevention, corrections, early intervention and criminal justice administration.
Researcher Education and Development – 2017 Calendar
2017 calendar of research development workshop events: free and open to early career researchers and doctoral candidates at Griffith University.
Createworld 2017 at the Queensland College of Art
Three day professional development event, specifically for academics, teachers, and technical staff who use Apple technology in the education and digital arts disciplines. 29 November – 1 December 2017 at Griffith’s South Bank campus.
Your guide to Griffith University's academic and research expertise
Undertaking A Higher Degree By Research
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 Kieran Tranter
- Queensland College of Art, Dr Beck Davis
- Queensland Conservatorium, Dr Louise Denson
- School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr Danielle Reynald
- School of Education and Professional Studies, Assoc. Prof Sarojni Choy
- School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Dr Robbie Mason
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.
Our Indigenous Research Unit influences policy to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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).
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