Jill Howieson

Associate Professor, LLB Murd., BA(Psych) GradDipBus E.Cowan, BA Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Jill Howieson is the Director of the UWA Mediation Clinic http://www.mediation.uwa.edu.au/ and 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 a former 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.

Through the UWA Mediation Clinic Jill trains private practitioners, UWA executive and academic staff, government organisations and more in negotiation, facilitation and mediation, and currently runs a national mediation accreditation course through the Clinic.

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

Funding overview

2017 Public Purposes Trust - Research Grant
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

Teaching overview

Dispute Resolution
Negotiation and Mediation
Mediation: Practice and Skills


Dispute Resolution
Family lawyering and family dispute resolution
Procedural justice
Legal education

External positions

Director, Mediator Standards Board


Research expertise keywords

  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • ADR
  • Negotiation
  • Family Violence
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Conflict and conflict resolution
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Procedural justice
  • Legal education
  • Mentalizing


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