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.
Dr Jessica Paynter is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the development, evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based assessment and interventions for children on the autism spectrum. She has particular interests in social cognition, academic achievement and parenting. Read More
Professor Stephen Billett delivered the first keynote presentation at the 12th Researching Work & Learning (RWL12) Conference organised by the University of Toronto (July 13-15, 2022). Read More
A provocative call to action by five Griffith research institutes culminated in the inaugural Absent Voices Interdisciplinary lightning talks on Tuesday 2 August at the Ship Inn, Southbank. 17 speakers on 17 diverse topics provoked institutions and those in positions of power, to listen to, understand and most importantly act in response to the voices absent from the cacophony of modern life. Read More
Areej Yousef is a Higher Degree Research candidate and research assistant with GIER, in the area of bilingualism and bilingual education, settlement, belonging and identity construction among migrants and refugees. Recently, she has had her second article from her Master of Education and Professional Studies published. Read More
The 2022 Creating Futures summit, the 7th in the series, was a bold foray into the future of education and teacher education, in a post-pandemic world. This year's theme provoked educators to move away from the conservative and pervasive narrative of “back to normal.” Read More
‘Doing School Differently’ 2022 is the pre-eminent Australian conference for all those committed to developing and sustaining alternative educational opportunities and pathways for young people experiencing barriers to education. The work showcased at this year's conference is very relevant to the ARC Linkage project currently underway, “Who teaches in flexible and non-traditional schools in Australia?” Read More