Griffith research nationally recognised

Director, Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE), Menzies Health Institute Queensland and CMIT Program Leader, Professor David Lloyd FISB

Griffith University’s research excellence has once again been recognised nationally, making the list of leading research institutions in The Australian newspaper’s special Research supplement.

The research leaders’ list is based on a big data analysis of up-to-date publicly available information with Griffith research in 14 fields of research and five researchers who are leaders in their respective fields (see list below).

Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Andrea Bishop said the recognition affirms Griffith’s commitment to excellence in research and innovation across a range of disciplines, from discovery to societal impact.

“This acknowledgment reaffirms the exceptional contributions of our researchers in providing far-reaching solutions to global and regional challenges,’’ Professor Bishop said.

Two of Griffith’s early career researchers were also recognised as ‘Rising Stars’ – Seyedali Mirjalili (Artificial Intelligence) is a specialist in swarm intelligence and optimisation recognised for introducing new approaches and techniques.Maja Folkersen’s (Environment Law and Public Policy)research interests include environmental economics and climate change.

Seyedali Mirjalili
Maja Folkersen






Griffith University’s position as a leading institution and recognition of our field leading experts according to The Australian’s Research Leaders List is below.

Discipline Research Field Field leader Leading Institution
Business, Economics and Management Tourism & Hospitality Beverley Sparks
Business, Economics and Management Tourism & Hospitality Griffith University
Business, Economics and Management Educational Administration Tony Townsend
Health & Medical Sciences Natural Medicines and Medicinal Plants Griffith University
Health & Medical Sciences Nursing Griffith University
Health & Medical Sciences Pregnancy & Childbirth Jenny Fenwick
Health & Medical Sciences Pregnancy & Childbirth Griffith University
Humanities, Arts & Literature Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Griffith University
Physics & Mathematics Biophysics David Lloyd
Engineering & Computer Science Microelectronics & Electronic Packaging Griffith University
Engineering & Computer Science Ocean & Marine Engineering Dong-Sheng Jeng
Social Sciences Criminology & Criminal Justice Griffith University
Social Sciences Early Childhood Education Griffith University
Social Sciences Education Griffith University
Social Sciences Social Work Griffith University
Social Sciences Technology Law Griffith University