Happy New Year from the ADR Research Network!

To all our followers and supporters of the ADR Research Network Blog.

Happy New Year and our best wishes for 2017!

It’s fair to say that 2016 was our most successful year yet. The Blog achieved its highest number of views since it was established in 2013 with more than 9000 views and almost 6000 visitors. Compare this with just over 800 views and just over 400 visitors for 2013. The Network members posted 64 posts across the year on diverse and interesting DR matters. These posts reached readers on almost every continent of the world.

In 2017 we aim to continue our contribution to scholarly critical thinking about DR and its place in contemporary global societies.  We look forward to growing the Network, and increasing the reach of our collective scholarship even further.

Thank you for following us in 2016 – we hope you will join us for another great year in 2017.

With our warmest wishes

The ADR Research Network Members

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About Dr Rachael Field

Rachael is a Professor of Law in the Law Faculty of Bond University. Her key teaching and research interests are in legal education and dispute resolution. Rachael was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2008 and was made an ALTC Teaching Fellow in 2010. In 2010 Rachael worked with Professors Sally Kift and Mark Israel on the development of the Threshold Learning Outcomes for Law. In 2013 Rachael and Prof Nick James published a first year law text entitled "The New Lawyer". Rachael has been a member of the First Year in Higher Education Conference organising committee since 2007 and now chairs that committee. She was awarded the 2013 Lexis Nexis Australasian Law Teachers’ Association Major Prize for Teaching Excellence and Innovation jointly with her colleague James Duffy. In 2014 Rachael was awarded an Office of Learning and Teaching national Teaching Excellence Award. Rachael has also been a member of the Women’s Legal Service, Brisbane Management Committee since 1994 and has been President of the Service since 2004. In 2010 Rachael, along with the Women's Legal Service Brisbane, was commissioned by the Federal Attorney-General to design a model of family dispute resolution for use in matters where there is a history of domestic violence. This model was implemented in 5 locations around Australia for 18 months and was evaluated by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. In 2011 and 2012 Rachael was invited by the Australian Human Rights Commission to contribute to their International Program by presenting the model to bi-lateral workshops with the All China Women's Federation. Rachael completed her PhD through the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professor Hilary Astor in 2011. Her thesis explored the notion of neutrality in mediation and offers an alternative paradigm based on professional mediator ethics. Rachael was named Queensland Women Lawyer of the Year for 2013. Research Interests • Dispute Resolution • Women and the Law • Restorative Justice • Family Law • Legal Education

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