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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Upcoming event: Logan Childhood Summit 2023

“By the children, with the children, and for the children” is the slogan adopted by the Childhood Summit 2023 (https://www.childhoodsummit.org.au/ ). This event will… Read More

“Nothing about us, without us”

Dr Kate Simpson is part of the multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE).  The key focus on this team’s work… Read More

HDR morning tea and Art activity

On Tuesday 28th of February, the Mount Gravatt HDR students were treated to a morning tea with a unique component. Supported by a delicious range… Read More

Other Writing Lab (OWL) writers’ retreat

On Friday 24th of February, some of the Mount Gravatt HDR students hosted a writers’ retreat at the Ship Inn on Southbank Campus. This retreat… Read More

Supporting, guiding and enacting learning across working life

On Thursday, February 9th, a group of Griffith Researchers also associated with Adult Learning Australia, presented their research in a hybrid seminar called… Read More

Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Alford

Associate Professor Jennifer Alford kindly agreed to talk to us about her background, research interests, and her current research project. Jennifer joined Griffith in late… Read More

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

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