The School of Education and Professional Studies is one of the largest schools in Griffith University, with more than 250 researchers and research students across the Mt Gravatt, Logan and Gold Coast campuses. The size reflects the diversity of research conducted in the school by staff and students, with a focus to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in research across the broad fields of inquiry of education, literacy, learning and related areas.
Griffith Institute of Educational Research
Research and researchers in the School are closely aligned with the Griffith Institute of Educational Research (GIER), with areas of expertise spanning across education systems, curriculum and pedagogy as well as specialist areas in education. GIER promotes multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral research with industry and systems that define research in education beyond traditional expectations.
Autism Centre of Excellence
Griffith’s Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) is a multidisciplinary research initiative drawing on expertise from areas such as education, health and behavioural sciences. The Centre provides professionals working across a variety of settings, with the knowledge and skills to improve the everyday lives of people with autism and their families. The ACE seeks to support learning for people with autism across their life span and open doors of opportunity – from early childhood, to further education and employment. The Centre works collaboratively with the state and federal governments’ Education, Health and Communities portfolios.
Comprehensive information about Higher Degree Research (HDR) including courses, application details, candidature and supervision, is available on Griffith's dedicated HDR website.