At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. Our researchers work are an interdisciplinary coalition working to ensure that the benefits which can flow from any form of education and learning are genuinely accessible to all people in all contexts. Our focus is on the pursuit of educational and social justice, and we invest in research and research activities that generate new knowledge about diverse learners and diverse contexts. Our Blog provides introductions to our outstanding team of researchers, and our original, impactful research.

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Meet Dr Judy Rose

Dr Judy Rose is an expert mixed methodologist with an extensive teaching background. Judy’s current position is a Griffith University Research Methods Advisor, where she teaches in the Statistical Training program, providing skills and methods for assembling and validating surveys as well as conducting interviews in the context of mixed methods.  Read More

Doctoral students’ collaborative practices in developing writer identities

Finding and developing meaningful connection with others is an essential part of our human journey. Community is important not only on a personal level but also influences our professional lives. However, the human element of educational research tends to get lost in negotiating the protocols of the academic institution. Two GIER doctoral students are breaking this mould, with their compelling auto-ethnography publication “Doctoral students’ collaborative practices in developing writer identities.” Read More

Meet Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards

Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards has a diverse and rich background of experiences in the sciences, arts and theatre that she brings to teaching and learning in higher education.   Read More

Forced migration and adolescents’ ethnolinguistic identity

GIER is home to diverse academics and HDR scholars, exploring multiple issues relating to diverse learners in diverse contexts.  In this short video, our inspiring… Read More

Meet Professor Parlo Singh

Professor Parlo Singh has dedicated her career to working in the field of primary schooling, particularly working with schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse communities in areas of high socio-economic poverty.  She sees schooling institutions as pivotal in disrupting intergenerational cycles of poverty.   Read More

Education Research Conference 2022

The 2022 Education Research Conference brought together Griffith researchers, from all backgrounds and stages of their careers, as well as our Industry partners, to share research that matters and fosters excellence, equity and diversity, core values of GIER. In doing so, the conference sought to address some of the most pressing, systemic issues in education today.  Read More

Meet Dr Candace Kruger

Dr Candace Kruger is a Yugambeh Indigenous elder, musician and music educator, passionately devoted to the power of song as a vehicle for transmitting Indigenous knowledges and living culture.   Read More

GIER partners with Media Centre for Education Research Australia (MCERA)

GIER has recently partnered with the Media Centre for Education Research Australia (MCERA). The goal is to connect education researchers with the media to enhance the quality of education reporting and enable the public to better understand important matters in education. Read More

Community Based Research: Knowledge for and as Change

GIER recently hosted three visiting scholars who combined their wealth of experience for an enlivening panel discussion and interactive workshop on community based research. Read More

Report on Racism in Australian Schools No Surprise to Education Researchers: GIER researcher response

This week, ABC's Mary Lloyd reported on a survey that found 91% of African-Australian respondents had experienced racism in a school context.  GIER's Professor Leonie Rowan says that this latest report comes as no surprise to anyone who has been researching the experiences of Australia's diverse learners for the past 20 years. This happens both in schools, and in their wider online contexts.  Read More

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