The School of Education and Professional Studies is one of the largest schools in Griffith University and its size reflects the diversity of research conducted in the school
The School of Education and Professional Studies is one of the largest education schools or faculties in Australia. It has a broad range of supervisory expertise among its academic staff, covering all aspects of education. The School is committed to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in research across the broad fields of inquiry of education, literacy, learning and related areas.
We maintain strong relationships with schools and industry partners, including two school-based teacher education centres of excellence. You'll have the opportunity to engage with experts who are moving education forward in priority areas, including teaching literacy and developing teachers as researchers.
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.
Undertaking a higher degree by research
Identifying HDR supervisors
Comprehensive information about Higher Degree Research (HDR) including courses, application details, candidature and supervision, is available on Griffith's dedicated HDR website.
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.
Research and postgraduate study
Whether you're beginning your research study or continuing at a higher level, our degrees provide a unique opportunity to follow a specific interest in a particular research area.
Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Research and researchers in the School are closely aligned with the Griffith Institute for 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.
Professor Peter Grootenboer
Deputy Head of School (Research) and Deputy Director Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Dr Christine McDonald
Higher Degree Research Coordinator and Doctor of Education Director
Associate Professor Raymond Brown
Master of Education and Professional Studies Higher Degree Research Convenor and Director
Dr Madonna Stinson
Doctor of Philosophy Convenor
Research and HDR Administrative Officer