Arts, Education and Law research

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.

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.

The AEL Group’s 2015 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

Arts, Education and Law Research Events

Queensland Review

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.

Find out moreabout Queensland Review

Applied Research in Crime and Misconduct Conference

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.

Find out moreabout the Applied Research in Crime and Misconduct Conference

2017 calendar

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.

Find out moreabout Researcher Education and Development – 2017 Calendar

Createworld 2017

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.

Find out moreabout Createworld 2017

Griffith Experts

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

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 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).

Learn more about Arts, Education and Law Community site

Learn more about Office for Research

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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.

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