Associate Professor Kathy Douglas researches and teaches about conflict and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the Juris Doctor at RMIT. She researches about conflict resolution in a variety of areas including mediation practice, dispute resolution and education and conflict and planning.
She is a nationally accredited mediator and practices regularly. She has received funding to research mediation from the Legal Services Board, Victoria and the Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration. She originally practiced as a criminal lawyer and consequently researches in restorative justice.
She is a founding member and co-chair of the ADR Research Network and is a member of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. She also researches in the area of education with a focus on online learning, simulations and clinical education.
She has received a number of RMIT learning and teaching grants. Kathy has held several leadership positions over the years at RMIT including Program Director and Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching and is interested in negotiation and influence in the organizational context.
- 2010 Certificate of Achievement: Learning and Teaching Contributions (College Learning and Teaching Award)
- 2009 Certificate of Achievement: Flexible Learning (University Learning and Teaching Award)
- 2004 Certificate of Achievement: Student Centered Learning (College Learning and Teaching Award)
- Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching, Graduate School of Business and Law
- Chair University Student Appeals Committee
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- Civil Procedure
- Criminal Law
- Legal Research Project
- Postgraduate Internship
- Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University.
- Master of Laws, Monash University.
- Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne, (Tertiary Teaching Stream).
- Bachelor of Laws, Monash University.
- Bachelor of Arts, Monash University.
- Nationally Accredited Mediator.
- Admitted to Practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
- Douglas, K.,Leshinsky, R. (2017). Ethical concerns for owners corporation managers who informally mediate in owners corporation disputes: The need for a community of practice In: Law in Context, 35, 118 - 138
- Colasante, M.,Douglas, K. (2016). Prepare-Participate-Connect: Active learning with video annotation In: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32, 68 - 91
- Douglas, K.,Leshinsky, R.,Condliffe, P. (2016). Conflict in Strata Development: The Need for Differentiated Dispute Resolution Rules In: Adelaide Law Review, 37, 163 - 189
- Douglas, K.,Colasante, M.,Kimpton, A. (2015). Exploiting emerging video annotation technology and industry engagement to authentically prepare students for the complex world of work In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2015), Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2015
- Douglas, K.,Goodwin, D. (2015). Artistry in mediator practice: Reflections from mediators In: Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 26, 137 - 145
- Douglas, K. (2015). The role of ADR in developing lawyers' practice: lessons from Australian legal education In: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 2, 1 - 16
- Douglas, K.,Coburn, C. (2014). Attitude and response to emotion in dispute resolution: The experience of mediators In: Flinders Law Journal, 16, 111 - 144
- Douglas, K.,Lang, J.,Colasante, M. (2014). The challenges of blended learning using a media annotation tool In: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 11, 1 - 19
- Douglas, S.,Douglas, K. (2014). Re-imagining legal education: Mediation and the concept of neutrality In: Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 7, 19 - 30
- Douglas, K.,Batagol, B. (2014). The role of lawyers in mediation: Insights from mediators at Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal In: Monash University Law Review, 40, 758 - 792
1 Masters by Research Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions