We explore society with the aim of improving it

The School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith is actively involved in research across many disciplines. Our current research is cutting edge, relevant and exciting and you can be part of it.

Get involved

If you are interested in finding out more about research, there are many opportunities to get involved:

  • Become an industry partner/collaborative research partner
  • Undertake a research fellowship
  • Participate in a trial
  • Attend an event


RECOVER Injury Research Centre is a joint initiative of the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and The University of Queensland. Recover is a leading research centre based in Queensland, Australia. There are currently 25 researchers employed or affiliated with Recover.


The Journal of Social Inclusion is one of the many school initiatives and research journals. It is a peer-reviewed academic journal that will contribute to current knowledge and understanding of the social processes that marginalise individuals, families and communities.


This independent research aims to explore levels of parent views about services received from statutory child protection workers in Queensland. Assessment of client satisfaction is a mechanism to empower clients and is essential to continuous improvement and ongoing quality assurance. Systematically assessing client opinions about social services is consistent with the principle of turning service users into active agents of interventions, and promoting their autonomy. Research shows that the process of being asked about their own opinions may  change a client's perceptions about workers and services; may help to reduce power asymmetry that exists between workers and child protection clients; and may assist to provide client-centred and family-focused casework practice. A Steering Committee has been established to provide advice at planning, implementation and reporting stages, and to consider policy and practice implications of the findings.


Get Published! Increasing publication output is important to everyone involved in research. Getting published increases your career opportunities and ensures your important research findings will be readily accessible by key stakeholders. The Research Support Unit can provide you with valuable assistance ensuring your research gets published without the hassle.If you are interested in receiving publication support or would like some more information, please contact the Research Support Unit at projecthealth@griffith.edu.au


Griffith and the Menzies Foundation have joined forces to establish the fourth national Menzies Health Institute. The new Menzies Health Institute Queensland, formerly known as the Griffith Health Institute, is set to dominate as a leader in world-class allied health research.

This significant development will enhance our health research excellence through collaboration and resource sharing, as well as support greater engagement between academic researchers and healthcare professionals nationally and internationally.

Our programs have been at the cutting edge of professional practice for decades. The national network of research offered by the Menzies Foundation links our teaching with areas and methods of research which will strengthen our preparation of the next generation of social work professionals. Students wishing to take up research as a career have a more stable and integrated avenue for pursuing their passion.

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