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Jill Howieson

Assoc/Prof Jill Howieson

Associate Professor
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2885
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
jill.howieson@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
LLB Murd., BA(Psych) GradDipBus E.Cowan, BA Curtin, PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Jill Howieson is the unit coordinator of Negotiation and Mediation, and Dispute Resolution at the University of Western Australia’s Law School. She is the Director of UWA’s Registered Mediator’s Accreditation Body (RMAB) and an inaugural board member of the national Mediator Standards Board (MSB).

Jill holds degrees in English, Psychology and Law. She completed her PhD in Law at the University of Western Australia in 2008. She is a nationally accredited mediator and practices, researches and teaches in the dispute resolution area. Before commencing in academia, Jill practiced as a solicitor in the area of dispute resolution at the top tier law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques, now King Wood Mallesons and smaller law firms.

Jill is the co-author of the negotiation textbook Negotiation: Strategy, Style, Skills, published by LexisNexis. Jill has trained private practitioners, UWA executive and academic staff, and many others in interest-based negotiation and mediation, and currently runs a national mediation accreditation course through the UWA Law School at http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/cpd/adr4p.

Jill’s research areas include procedural justice, alternative dispute resolution and legal education. Jill works from an inter-disciplinary socio-legal perspective and conducts empirical research.

Jill is currently the co-ordinator of the African Resources Negotiation Network (ARNN) and works across Africa in the area of negotiation support and capacity development in the mining and extractives sector.
Key research
Negotiation
Mediation
Dispute Resolution
Family lawyering and family dispute resolution
Conflict and conflict resolution
Alternative dispute resolution
Procedural justice
Legal education
Publications
Books
Alexander, N. and Howieson, J. (2010), Negotiation: Strategy, Style, Skills, Lexis Nexis, Sydney 2010.

Peer-reviewed articles
Drew N, Datta D and Howieson J (2015) ‘ The Holy Grail: Work-Life Balance in the Legal Profession in press 38 (1) University of New South Wales Law Review
Howieson J and Priddis L (2015) ‘A mentalizing-based approach to family mediation: harnessing our fundamental capacity to resolve conflict and building an evidence-based practice for the field’ in press Family Court Review
Howieson J and Priddis L (2014) ‘A Relational Model of Family Lawyering: exploring the potential for education, practice and research’ in press Canadian Journal of Family Law
Howieson, J and Fitzgerald, T. (2012) ‘A cultural challenge for the Western Australian legal profession: a lack of diversity at the WA Bar? 36 (1) UWA Law Review 227-251
Howieson, J & Priddis, L (2012) ‘Mentalising in mediation: Towards an understanding of the ‘mediation shift’ 23 Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 52 – 60
Howieson, J and Davies, A., (2012) ‘Family Law Mediation-Style Conferencing: Creating an opportunity in a crisis‘ 23(1) Australian Family Lawyer 13-19
Howieson, J (2011) ‘A Constructive Inquiry approach: blending Appreciative Inquiry with traditional research and evaluation method’ 1 (2) Evaluation Journal of Australasia 14 - 24
Howieson, J. (2011) ‘The Professional Culture of Australian Family Lawyers: Pathways to Constructive Change’ 25 (1) International Journal of Law, Policy & the Family 71-99
Howieson J. (2011) ‘ADR education: creating engagement and increasing mental health through an interactive and constructive approach.’ 22 (1) Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 58-64
Howieson, J. (2011) ‘ADR for a Built Environment interdiscipline’3 (1) International Journal of Law in the Built Environment (IJLBE) 11-23
Howieson, J. & Priddis, L (2010). ‘Building resilience for separating parents through mentalising and constructive lawyering techniques’ 18(2) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 202-211
Howieson, J. (2010). 'I am if you are': An interesting paradox in role-play case simulation training. In Educating for sustainability. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 28-29 January 2010. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://otl.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2010/refereed/howieson.html
Howieson, J. & Ford, W. (2007). Teaching and learning skills: Increasing a sense of law school belongingness. In Student Engagement. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 30-31 January 2007. Perth: The University of Western Australia. Available at http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2007/refereed/howieson.html (50% contribution)
Howieson, J. & Stevenson, C. (2002). Implied obligations in a deed of settlement. 21 Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Journal 179-184. (50% contribution)
Howieson, J. Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Local Court Mediation. Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law Volume 9, Number 2 (June 2002)
Available at: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/elaw/issues/v9n2/howieson92.html.

Research Reports
Howie, L and Howieson J (2013) Developing an Extractive Industries Negotiation Skills Training Program for Africans in Africa. Research report for the Australian-African Partnership Facility
Howieson, J (2012) ‘Mentalizing in Mediation. Research report for the Relationships Australia, Western Australia
Howieson, J (2011) ‘Pilot of Signs of Safety lawyer-assisted Conferences and Meetings, Final Report’ for Legal Aid Western Australian
Howieson, J and Fitzgerald, T. (2011) ‘Demographic diversity in the WA Bar: A Consistent Failure to Frame the Right Question. Research report for the Western Australian Bar Association available at http://www.wabar.asn.au/images/Demographic%20Diversity%20in%20the%20WA%20Bar%20Report%2019-7-2011.pdf
Howieson, J. Report on the NADRAC second national ADR round table research forum, University of South Australia, 25-26 February 2005, Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association Newsletter, Volume 30, March 2005.

Published material
Howieson, J (2011) ‘Desire’, Kluwer Mediation Blog, available at http://kluwermediationblog.com/author/jillhowieson/
Howieson, J, ‘What is it about me? What is it about mediation? ADR Bulletin, Volume 12, Number 1 (March 2010)
Alexander, N and Howieson, J, ‘Reflecting on Negotiation Strategy: Introducing the Negotiation Navigation Map. ADR Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 7 (December 2009)
Howieson, J and Alexander, N, ‘Negotiation and mediation in 3D: Completing the models for practice and education. ADR Bulletin, Volume 11, Number 6 (November 2009)
Howieson, J. Family Law: the lawyer-client relationship, procedural justice and the dispute resolution process, ADR Bulletin, Volume 10, Number 2 (November 2007).
Howieson, J. Procedural Justice in Mediation: and empirical study and a practical example, ADR Bulletin, Volume 5, Number 7 (December 2002).
Howieson, J. The Justice of Court-connected Mediation, VCAT Mediation Newsletter No. 6 (November 2002).
Theses
Howieson, J. Family Law Dispute Resolution: Procedural Justice and the Lawyer-Client Interaction: Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, October 2008
Howieson, J. Procedural Justice in Civil Court Mediation: A Report Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, Faculty of Community Studies, Education and Social Sciences, Edith Cowan University, December 2000.
Howieson, J. Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Local Court Mediation: Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for LLB Honours, School of Law, Murdoch University, February 2002.

Conferences and Seminars
Howieson J (2013) Chair, Frameworks for Negotiation and Agreement Making, International Mining for Development Conference, held in Sydney, May 2013
Howieson J (2012) ‘Bringing the lawyers into Family Financial Mediations: protecting the clients, supporting the process and making use of evidence-based practice, paper presented at the15th National Family Law Conference, Hobart, October 2012
Howieson J and Drommer, M (2012) ‘Mentalizing in Mediation’, paper presented at the National Mediation Conference, held in Sydney, September 2012
Priddis L and Howieson J (2012) ‘Using constructive inquiry to build therapeutic processes in child protection, paper presented at World Association for Infant Mental Health 13th World Congress, held in Cape Town, 9th Feb, 2012
Howieson, J, Priddis L and Jackson J (2012), ‘Bringing the child into focus in Family Law, paper accepted for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 49th Annual Conference, held in Chicago, June 6-9, 2012
Howieson J, Lewington M and Proud M (2012) ‘Creating the shift: Professionals and parents bringing the child’s perspective into dispute resolution processes (mentalizing/mindfulness), paper presented by Lewington and Proud at the Child Inclusive Practice Forum, held in Sydney, March 2012
Howieson J and Jackson J (2011) ‘Signs of Safety Lawyer Assisted Child Protection Mediation Pilot and Evaluation’ presentation at the International Signs of Safety Gathering Perth WA (May 2011)
Howieson J and Alexander N (2011) ‘Mastering the art and skill of procedural justice: creating the transformational shift to non-adversarial practice’ paper presented at the International Conference on Access to Non-Judicial Justice in Hong Kong, Oct 2011
Howieson, J and others (2011) ‘Others peoples back yard: Examples of Collaboration in other Jurisdictions’, paper presented at the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Child Protection Conference, held in Brisbane, 5-7 May 2011
Howieson, J (2010) ‘Constructive conflict resolution for the constructed environment: incorporating alternative dispute resolution education into the curriculum’, paper presented at the International Conference on the Constructed Environment, held Venice, November 2010.
Howieson, J (2010) ‘ADR education: creating engagement and increasing mental well-being through an interactive and constructive approach’, paper presented at the 4th NADRAC Research Forum, held Brisbane, July 2010.
Howieson, J & Alexander, N. (2010) ‘From Nietzsche to Neuroscience: 3-dimensional models for mediator training and practice!’ paper presented at the 10th National Mediation Conference, held Adelaide, 7-9 September 2010.
Howieson, J, (2010) ‘Non-adversarial lawyering: What is it and do clients like it?’ paper presented at the Non-adversarial Justice Conference, held Melbourne, 4-7 May 2010.
Howieson, J, (2010) 'I am if you are': An interesting paradox in role-play case simulation training’, paper presented at the 19th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, held in Perth, 28-29 January 2010.
Howieson, J and Priddis, L, (2009) Keeping Babies in Mind in Family Dispute Resolution, paper presented at the 29th Annual ANZAPPL Congress held in Fremantle, 26-29 November 2009.
Howieson, J, (2009) Mediation education reflecting mediation practice: a synthesis of learning from the Harvard Mediation Pedagogy Conference and from research, paper presented at Kongress, LEADR conference held in Melbourne, September 2009.
Howieson, J and Rogers, D, (2009) What is it about me? What is it about mediation, paper presented at Kongress, LEADR conference held in Melbourne, September 2009
Howieson, J and Priddis, L, (2008) Keeping Babies in Mind in Family Dispute Resolution, paper presented at Legalwise Family Law Seminar – The Voice of the Child in Family Law Proceedings held in Perth, 26 November 2008.
Howieson, J, (2008) Family Law: procedural justice in the lawyer-client relationship and the course of the dispute resolution process, paper presented at the 9th National Mediation Conference held in Perth, September 2008.
Howieson, J, (2007) Family Law: the lawyer-client relationship, procedural justice and the dispute resolution process, paper presented at 3rd NADRAC Research Forum, held in Melbourne, July 2007.
Howieson, J. & Ford, W. (2007) Teaching and learning skills: Increasing a sense of law school belongingness paper presented at the 16th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, held in Perth 30-31 January 2007.
Howieson, J, (2002) The Justice of Court-connected Mediation, paper presented (by Chris Stevenson) at the LEADR 6th National Mediation Conference held in Canberra, September 2002.

Professional
Invited, Strengthening Knowledge-Sharing and Coordination of Negotiation Assistance for Developing Host Countries, New York 2014
Invited, Inaugural Tan Pan International Negotiation Symposium, held at Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, November 2013
Invited speaker, Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum, Hong Kong, 2012
Property Mediations, Legal Aid Summer Series, held at the Duxton Hotel, 27 February 2013
Family law mediation, presentation to Victorian Federal Magistrates, Family Court of Australia, Melbourne, 21 February 2013
Mentalizing for the Child, Voice of the Child workshop, held at Legal Aid, 26 November 2012
Negotiation Ethics, Law Society presentation, held at the Law Society, 31 March 2012.
Invited speaker, ADR roundtable, Melbourne, held at RMIT in Melbourne, January 2012
Civil Dispute Resolution Act, Law Society presentation, held at the Law Society, November 2011
Invited special lecturer, The professionalization of mediation: An Australian story, held at the International Institute of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 27 October 2011
Key National ADR Principles, presentation at the 2011 Law Summer School, to be held 25 February 2011
Lawyers as Negotiators—the good news and the bad news, Law Society presentation, held at the Law Society, 10 February 2010
The main issues and/or research questions currently in ADR, panellist at the 4th NADRAC Research Forum, held Brisbane, July 2010
The lawyer-client relationship: procedural justice and approaches to dispute resolution, joint LEADR and IAMA presentation, networking meeting held at Jackson McDonald, 11 February 2009
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Department of Health, Clinical Psychology Professional Development presentation held at the University of Western Australia, 14 November 2008
The Psychology of Dispute Resolution, Australian Human Resources Industry presentation held at Blake Dawson Waldron, 20 April 2004
Mediation with and without lawyers: Do lawyers make a difference? Presentation at LEADR (West Australian Chapter) network meeting, 26 March 2002

Funding received
2012, Research Grant - Relationships Australia (WA) and Family Relationship Centres
2012, Research Grant – Western Australian Bar Association
2009, UWA Teaching Fellowship
2008, Improving Student Learning Grant - Embedding interest-based negotiation theory and skills in Contract Law
2008, National Mediation Conference Scholarship
Memberships
African Research Cluster
Transformative Justice Network
LEADR: Association of Dispute Resolvers
Supreme Court of Western Australia approved mediator.
Honours and awards
2013, ADR Practitioner of the Year
2008, National Mediation Conference Scholarship

Teaching
Dispute Resolution
Negotiation and Mediation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Current external positions
WADRA (Western Australian Disptue Resolution Association)
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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