Participants required for mediation research project
Mediator Neutrality, what does it mean to you? Assistance is sought from practising mediators conducting civil law mediations in NSW to participate in academic research. The research project is concerned with mediators’ understanding of neutrality in the context of self represented parties. The study explores mediators’ understanding of neutrality and fairness and how they inform the practice of mediation. The research will also investigate the challenges and opportunities of mediation when parties in mediation do not have legal representation. This study is part of a doctoral research project by Svetlana German (bio below). If you are a mediator in NSW and are willing to participate in a one hour interview Svetlana would love to hear from you! For further information or to indicate your interest in participating please go to www.mediationresearchproject.com or email Svetlana directly (her details are also on the website)
Bio: Svetlana is currently undertaking her PhD at UTS in the area of mediation and this study is part of her doctoral research. Svetlana is a barrister and an academic. She was called to the bar in 2013 and practiced at 10th Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers. Svetlana teaches at the University of Notre Dame Australia and holds the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship at UTS. She has a Masters of Law from Columbia University, and science and law degrees from the University of New South Wales. She has practised as a commercial lawyer in Sydney (Allens Linklaters) and is an accredited mediator in New York and with the National Accreditation Mediation System (NMAS) and is registered with the Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP).