Associate Professor, Kathy Douglas is Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching in the Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University. She researches and teaches about conflict and Dispute Resolution.
Dr Kathy Douglas is Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching in the Graduate School of Business and Law. In this role she has improved teaching in both the online and face to face environments in the school. She teaches in the Juris Doctor at RMIT University as well as in Commercial Law. Kathy has received many learning and teaching grants from RMIT to research and develop innovative teaching practices.
Kathy researches in the area of conflict, mediation and tertiary education. She has received grants from the Legal Services Board Victoria and the Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration to research dispute resolution practice. She is presently researching the place of ADR in legal education, the role of lawyers in mediation, conflict in planning and owners corporations and the use of blended learning in tertiary education.
She is a founding member of the ADR Research Network and a previous chair. She is presently a member of Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. She regularly presents at conferences and is an invited speaker at industry forums.
- Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching
- Chair University Student Appeals Committee
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- Civil Procedure
- Introduction to Family Law
- Clinical Legal Education
- Postgraduate Business Internship
- PhD, RMIT University
- BA, LLB, LLM, Monash University
- Grad Dip Ed, (Tertiary Teaching stream) University of Melbourne
- Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria
Many years of experience as a mediator in court, community and workplace mediations. Previously practised as an advocate and criminal lawyer.
Experience as a mediator trainer and educator.
- 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
- Goodman, R.,Douglas, K. (2017). Dealing with conflict in local planning: reflections from Australian planners In: Planning Practice and Research, , 1 - 16
- Douglas, K.,Hurley, J. (2017). The potential of procedural justice in mediation: a study into mediators understandings In: Bond Law Review, 29, 69 - 86
- 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, 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