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

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    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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