Contributing to the bright health future of the world

Full academic titles are available to health and medical professionals who make a significant and sustained contribution to Griffith's teaching, research and/or service activities.

Academic titleholders receive a title that recognises their level of experience and expertise, and enjoy a range of other benefits including access to the University’s extensive library and information technology facilities.


Critical to Griffith's past success and our future ability to continue to develop and deliver high-quality health education and research, is the involvement of our many academic titleholders. The dedication of these professionals to training the future health and medical workforce and advancing knowledge to benefit the health of Australia and the world deserves the highest praise.

To our past and present academic titleholders, I commend your dedication to your profession and thank you for your tremendous contribution to the University. To health professionals who are currently not academic titleholders at Griffith, I encourage you to consider applying for an academic title. The benefits of holding an academic title at Griffith are significant, and the opportunity that it presents to contribute to a bright health future for Queensland and Australia are substantial.

I look forward to your involvement with the University as an Academic titleholder and to working to continue to advance Griffith’s health education and research.

Professor Sheena Reilly AM - Pro Vice Chancellor (Health)

Benefits for academic titleholders

Academic titleholders are valued affiliate members of the University and receive recognition for their contribution to Griffith's teaching, research and/or service activities.

Academic titleholders:

  • may use their academic title and status as a member of the University in forums and correspondence in accordance with the Griffith University Code of Conduct (PDF 177k)
  • are entitled to obtain University business cards and Griffith photo identification card
  • may have their details included on their host element’s (School/Institute) staff webpage
  • may be able to display information about their research projects on their host element’s website
  • are eligible to participate in their School/Element meetings and seminars
  • are eligible to seek nomination to their School/Element committees and vote in applicable elections
  • have the opportunity to promote professional achievements to the University community through input where appropriate into newsletters and on-line media.

Library access

Academic titleholders have access to the University’s library resources including library borrowing rights and access to Griffith’s comprehensive online full text journal collections

  • the Griffith University library has a collection of over 950,000 items (almost 800,000 unique titles) across its seven locations
  • the library collection includes over 900 databases, 125,000 electronic journals and 3000 print journal titles, of which 300 are specific to the health and medical sciences
  • academic titleholders are able to borrow up to 40 items at a time from any of the University’s libraries as well as access electronic resources (databases, ebooks and electronic journals) remotely from their home or office
  • an interlibrary loan service provides access to other university and public libraries for staff wanting to borrow resources that are not available from Griffith’s collection.

Griffith University email account, internet and staff web portal access

Academic titleholders receive access to extensive information technology services and expertise including

  • University internet and staff web portal accounts including passwords to access a wide range of infrastructure support services and resources (refer to:
  • University email account (note: Griffith email accounts can be redirected to another email of choice if preferred)
  • file storage space on central University servers, centralised secure data backups and access to networked printers from University sites
  • external dial-up access to the University network.

Professional development opportunities

Academic titleholders have access to a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities including courses and seminars delivered by

  • the Office of Human Resource Management – an annual program of short courses covering topics ranging from specific work functions, to development of academic leadership skills, and courses to promote personal development and wellbeing
  • Division of Information Services - a wide range of academic, computing and research skills topics delivered through short courses, workshops and one-on-one support
  • Learning Futures – including formal academic programs, workshops and short courses aimed at developing skills and knowledge in teaching and learning, research, scholarship and publication
  • Schools and Research Institutes – opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary research networks with colleagues across the University and further develop knowledge in their chosen field including the ability to attend the regular seminars, presentations, discussion groups and conferences organised within the University.

IT support

Academic titleholders receive access to the University’s Library and IT support staff to assist with issues affecting their use of University IT accounts and equipment.

Award and grant opportunities

Academic titleholders may be eligible to apply for and be awarded University awards (for example, teaching awards), scholarships and research grants.

Research support

Academic titleholders can receive assistance from the University’s Office for Research in areas including access to online grant databases, research grant administration, grant writing, feedback on grant applications, and achieving ethics approval for research administered through the University.

Legal support

Academic titleholders can receive assistance from the Legal Services Unit in instances where contracts or legal agreements are required for activities undertaken on behalf of the University.

Support to commercialise intellectual property

Academic titleholders can receive assistance from Griffith Enterprise in developing opportunities to commercialise intellectual property on behalf of the University.

Insurance coverage

When acting on behalf of the University Academic titleholders receive coverage by the University’s Medical Malpractice Insurance and Public Liability Insurance, under the terms of those insurance policies.

Griffith news

Academic titleholders receive Griffith newsletters and Element-based publications.

Additional benefits

Other privileges and benefits that are made available to academic staff of the University from time to time.

Responsibilities for academic titleholders

  • Participation in student teaching including
    • supervision of students undertaking placements; and/or
    • facilitating student group learning (including Problem Based Learning); and/or
    • conducting lectures and tutorials; and/or
    • participating in student assessment and other academic activities of their School/Institute; and/or
  • Participating in research including, where appropriate, contributing to collaborative research projects with other colleagues from the University; and/or
  • Administration of research grants through the University where deemed appropriate by the University; and/or
  • Recognition of the University in the bylines of publications where appropriate; and/or
  • Participation in relevant committee meetings; and
  • Compliance with legislation and any other provisions that affect the University, including University Acts, Statutes, Rules, Orders and the Code of Conduct.
  • Academic titleholders are responsible to the academic manager of their host element.

Eligibility and application

Find out if you're eligible and apply for an academic title.

Policies and procedures

Our policies and procedures for the following are available in our policy library: Academic Titles Procedures, Academic Titles Policy, Academic Title Renewal Form and Academic Title Support Plan.

Policy library

Contact us

To enquire regarding health academic titles.