Kathy Douglas is the Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Law. She researches in the areas of conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation.
Kathy Douglas is the Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL). From 2013 – mid 2017 Kathy was Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching in the GSBL. Kathy has been a practicing mediator for many years and her practice has informed her research and leadership. She has led the School to great success in providing industry engaged learning that prepares students for life and work. She has nurtured a culture of innovation in both teaching and research in the GSBL.
She is an interdisciplinary researcher in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that includes a focus on conflict, negotiation and mediation. Kathy is passionate about the theory and practice of ADR and has contributed to the field through her membership of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (2015-mid 2019), a national policy group, and the Australasian Dispute Resolution Research Network (2012-to present). She co-founded the network and is a past president. She is currently researching the practice of mediation and the role of conflict resolution in various contexts including planning.
- Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Law
- Member of the College of Business School Executive Committee
- Chair, University Student Appeals Committee
- PhD, RMIT University
- Graduate Diploma of Education (Tertiary Teaching stream) University of Melbourne
- BA, LLB, LLM Monash University.
- Twenty years of experience as a mediator
- Short course Trainer in Mediation
- Admitted to practice as a Solicitor for the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Douglas, K.,Popa, T.,Platz, C. (2019). Teaching Mediation Using Video and Peer Discussion: An Engaged Video Learning Model In: Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal�, 29, 182 - 188
- Douglas, K.,Popa, T.,Platz, C.,Colasante, M. (2019). Technology Aided Learning in Dispute Resolution and Evidence: Combining Video with Online Annotation/Discussion in a Blended Learning Design. In: Macquarie Law Journal, 19, 189 - 207
- Popa, T.,Douglas, K. (2019). 'Best for the Protagonists Involved': Views from Senior Tort Lawyers on the Value of Mediation in Victorian Medical Negligence Disputes In: Monash University Law Review, 45, 333 - 365
- Douglas, K.,Goodman, R. (2018). Addressing Conflict Within an Owners Corporation In: Mulit-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom
- 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, 32, 345 - 360
- 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. (2015). The role of ADR in developing lawyers' practice: lessons from Australian legal education In: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 2, 1 - 16
1 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions1 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions