The AEL group encompasses creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities
We are the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, and our presence across all five Griffith University campuses focuses on developing programs to prepare students for a changing world. We are proud to foster an environment where research intensity can flourish, with our academic community undertaking outstanding scholarship and research that makes a major contribution to society.
Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor
Arts, Education and Law Research
Our Arts, Education and Law researchers undertake outstanding scholarship and ground-breaking research that makes major contributions to society. Their work supports social change and development across the world. Professor Paul Taçon is leading a national campaign to save Australia's rock art, which has been dated back to 39,000 years ago.
The AEL group has Australia's best teachers
Our teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university, including two Arts, Education and Law staff being named Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Associate Professor Halim Rane
Associate Professor Halim Rane developed the University's unique suite of Islamic Studies with a contemporary, secular focus on Islam-West relations. He is Griffith's third recipient of the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year award, acknowledging the quality teaching and outstanding contributions made to student learning at Griffith.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate, renowned vocalist and composer Katie Noonan is synonymous with Australian music. Explore some of our remarkable Arts, Education and Law Alumni.
March 19, 2018
Book reveals true stories of war’s female victims
A new book by Griffith Law School academic Dr Olivera Simic explores the silence surrounding women’s experiences of wartime sexual violence.
March 12, 2018
Students gain insight into life of man wrongly convicted
Imagine being accused of a murder you didn’t commit and imprisoned for more than 20 years.
March 08, 2018
QCA student wins $25k commission to create epic 90m mural at BNE
Queensland College of Art student Michael Phillips has won a $25,000 commission to create an epic 90 metre floor to ceiling art work for the expansion of Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal. Believed to be the most lucrative student art prize ever offered in Australia, Brisbane Airport’s compe...
March 08, 2018
WLAQ celebrates Griffith’s inspiring women in law
Griffith Law School's Professor Mary Keyes and Associate Professor Therese Wilson have been named on the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) 2018 Inspo List
March 08, 2018
A song and dance for aspiring composers
Queensland Conservatorium composition students are collaborating on an exciting new production with Expressions Dance Company.
March 07, 2018
Early intervention key to beating poverty trap
Supporting families, early childhood education and school retention are the key factors in helping people beat the poverty cycle. Griffith University criminologist Professor Ross Homel AO will outline practical methods and tools to help schools and community agencies lift children and families out o...