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


  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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

Jill also works across Africa in the area of negotiation support and capacity development in the mining and extractives sector.

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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Research Output

Rethinking the Lawyer-Client Interview: Taking a Relational Approach

Howieson, J. & Rogers, S. L., 2019, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 26, 4, p. 659-668 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Family Property Disputes involving Family Violence: A Pilot Research Project

    Howieson, J., Carroll, R., Murray, S., Murray, I., Young, L., Jarvis, L., Hansen, D. & Lester, F., Dec 2018, The University of Western Australia.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther output

    Open Access

    I understand you feel that way, but I feel this way: the benefits of I-language and communicating perspective during conflict

    Rogers, S. L., Howieson, J. & Neame, C., 18 May 2018, In : PEERJ. 6, 13 p., 4831.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Using the role-play at the lectern: developing “work-ready” and confident professionals

    Howieson, J. & Rogers, S., Apr 2018, In : Law Teacher. 52, 2, p. 190-200

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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