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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Gifted and Talented Education Symposium

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia convened and led the 2022 Griffith University Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, with this year’s theme of “Diversity and Gifted Education” aimed at building educators’ capacity in recognising and supporting the needs of diverse gifted students.   Read More

Meet Dr Danielle H Heinrichs

Dr. Danielle H. Heinrichs is passionate about improving language education and would love to see the way we teach languages evolve in order to support multilingualism in Australian society.   Read More

Meet Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge

Associate Professor Sarah Jane Prestridge is a digital technologies expert and is passionate about the learning potential and student development opportunities that digital educational technologies afford.  Sarah has been named the top scholar in Australia in teacher and teacher education, for both 2020 and 2021, recognising her breadth and depth of high-quality research publications. Read More

Mundane Moments Matter

A new cross-cultural project has found that “mundane moments matter” when it comes to wellbeing. The ways in which "the mundane matters" have emerged from a pilot study exploring wellbeing and identity involving researchers from Griffith, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Queensland (UQ) and students from HKU and UQ. Read More

EDJEE Research

EDJEE is a collaborative project comprising a number of researchers within GIER, co-facilitated by Dr Sue Whatman and Professor Parlo Singh. EDJEE researches the impacts of socio-economic circumstances, mental and emotional upheaval and discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, migration status, gender and age on students' experiences of education.   Read More

Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel

Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel works in a niche area, being one of the only full time academics in Australia undertaking research in outside school hours care services (OSHC), alongside her colleague Bruce Hurst. Read More

Meet Dr Natalie Lazaroo

Dr Natalie Lazaroo fuses her passion and interest for physical theatre and the performing arts with research in the educative and transformational role of community collaborations in this space.  She is passionate about changing the narratives around inclusion and belonging for young people especially those in social housing. Read More

Meet Dr Leah Le

Dr Leah Le has had a lifelong interest in teaching and she has risen to meet the challenge of being a university teacher and scholar, in not one, but two, countries, after relocating from Vietnam nearly a decade ago.  Read More

VET in rural, regional and remote communities

Professor Stephen Billett was invited to brief the Queensland Parliament’s Employment, Education and Training Committee in its inquiry into vocational education and training in rural, regional and remote Queensland. The enquiry was chaired by Ms Kim Richards MP and James Lister MP (Deputy Chair) on the 23rd May 2022.  Read More

USA Keynote: SITE 2022

Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge delivered a keynote speech at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference on the topic: How to teach in a virtual world as a place with student choice in higher education in San Diego earlier this year. This represented a significant achievement with influential delegates from around the world in attendance.   Read More

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