The spotlight continues to shine on Griffith University’s research excellence, with solid representation in The Australiannewspaper’s special research supplement for 2020.

Griffith research was acknowledged as being the national leader in six fields of research while individually, nine Griffith researchers were considered ‘leaders in their field’.

The research leaders’ list is based on a big data analysis of up-to-date publicly available information.

Two of Griffith’s early career researchers were recognised as ‘Rising Stars’ with Dr Sara Quach Thaichon and Dr Tuan-Khoa Nguyen acknowledged as future leaders in their research field. Dr Quach Thaichon’s expertise is in consumer behaviour and retailing and Dr Tuan-Khoa Nguyen’s is in nanotechnology and sensors.

Griffith also was placed in The Australian’s top ten of Australian universities in peer-reviewed publications.

The full list of Griffith acknowledgements are below:

Business, Economics & Management


Lead Institution: Griffith University

Tourism & Hospitality

Lead Institution:Griffith University

Chemical & Material Sciences

Analytical Chemistry

Field Leader: Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen (Qld Micro & Nanotechnology Centre)

Medicinal Chemistry

Field Leader: Professor Vicky Avery (GRIDD)

Lead Institution: Griffith University

Engineering & ComputerScience


Field Leader: Dr Zhonghua Gou (School of Engineering & Built Environment)

Microelectronics& Electronic Packaging

Field Leader: Professor Sima Dimitrijev (School of Engineering & Built Environment)

Health & Medical Sciences

Natural Medicines & Medicinal Plants

Field Leader: Professor Anthony Carroll (School of Environment & Science)

Lead Institution: Griffith University


Lead Institution: Griffith University


Field Leader: Professor Peter Nash (School of Medicine)

Social Sciences

Criminology, Criminal law & Policing

Field Leader: Professor Martin Andresen (School of Criminology & Criminal Justice)

Early Childhood Education

Field Leader: Dr Michelle Neumann (School of Education & Professional Studies)

Teaching and Teacher Education

Field Leader: Dr Sarah Prestridge (School of Education & Professional Studies)

Sciences & Earth Sciences


Lead Institution: Griffith University

Rising Stars

Business, Economics & Management

Dr Sara Quach Thaichon (GBS/Department of Marketing)

Physics & Mathematics

Dr Tuan-Khoa Nguyen (Nanotechnology)