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.
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. Our outcome’s reflect the high calibre research activity underway across the group.
Well-above world standard
( ERA 5)
Above world standard
( ERA 4)
- Historical studies
- Film, television and digital media
- Education systems
( ERA 3)
- Specialist studies in education
- Journalism and professional writing
- Performing arts and creative writing
- Visual arts and crafts
Arts, Education and Law Research Events
The Sing to Beat Parkinson's Symposium
Join leading arts and health researchers for a 2-day international symposium, 2–3 February 2018, exploring the use of singing, and arts more broadly, with Parkinson’s patients and their carers.
Applied Research in Crime & Misconduct Conference
Showcasing Australian and international research in areas of policing, offender rehabilitation, situational crime prevention, corrections, early intervention and criminal justice administration.
Frontiers 4: Annual Environment Law Colloquium
The annual Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium, 6–7 February 2018, provides a forum for environmental law teachers and researchers to share and discuss their ideas, research and teaching practices.
Your guide to Griffith University's academic and research expertise
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
- Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr Danielle Reynald
- Education and Professional Studies, Assoc. Prof Sarojni Choy
- Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Dr Robbie Mason
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.
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.
Our Indigenous Research Unit aims to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
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).
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.
What to do with your online accounts when you die
Margaret Gibson from the School of Humanities and Social Science explains what to do with your online accounts when you die.
Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at QCA
A degree in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art provides students with the skills and techniques to take on today’s art world in all its various forms.
Meet our QCRC members
Join Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet as we meet with the Convenors of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre's five research focus areas and discuss what excites them about being a part of this vibrant music community.
3MT 2015 Griffith Final - Lisa Durnian
Lisa is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her presentation was entitled '"Guilty, your Honours": How the guilty plea transformed the criminal trial'.
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