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 2013-2016, staff in the AEL Group were awarded more than $38 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.

Griffith Research

Griffith is one of Australia’s leading research universities

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)
  • Criminology
Above world standard
( ERA 4)
  • Historical studies
  • Film, television and digital media
  • Education systems
  • Law
  • Sociology
World standard
( ERA 3)
  • Specialist studies in education
  • Journalism and professional writing
  • Performing arts and creative writing
  • Visual arts and crafts
  • Linguistics
  • Archaeology

Upcoming events

GCI feature event

ANZATSA Conference 2019

The 2019 Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA) Conference will be hosted by ANZATSA in partnership with the Griffith Criminology Institute on 24 - 26 July 2019.

We look forward to welcoming over 200 ANZATSA members across Australia and New Zealand to the 2019 conference in Brisbane for collegial networking, knowledge sharing and advancing work in the prevention of sexual abuse.

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about Queensland Review

LFC seminar

Professional Futures Conference

The Law Futures Centre present the Professional Futures Conference: Challenges and opportunities for 21st century professions on the 5 - 7 February 2019.

The conference will examine the range of challenges and opportunities (some challenges are opportunities and vice versa) faced by many or most professions - comparing the nature of those challenges and the various responses of the professions, regulators and clients.

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about the Applied Research in Crime and Misconduct Conference

Griffith Experts

Your guide to Griffith University's academic and research expertise

Higher degrees 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 Leanne Wiseman
Queensland College of Art, Dr Laini Burton
Queensland Conservatorium, Dr Louise Denson
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr Danielle Reynald
Education and Professional Studies, Assoc Prof Sarojni Choy
Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Dr Robert Mason

HDR scholarships

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.

Learn more about HDR scholarships

Student resources

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.

Learn more about Griffith Graduate Research School

Indigenous Research

Our Indigenous Research Unit aims to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

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).

Learn more about Arts, Education and Law Community site

Learn more about Office for Research

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

Research enquiries

+61 7 3735 1808

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Location, delivery and postal address

Dean (Research)
(Arts, Education and Law)
Griffith University
Mt Gravatt campus
176 Messines Ridge Road
Mt Gravatt QLD 4122