Projects per year
My research interest in dispute resolution began in my early days in legal practice as a family lawyer in the 1990s. I completed a Masters by Research comparing the efficacy of litigation and mediation processes in family law matters and concluded that because dispute resolution offers positive and important alternatives to litigation, I wanted this to be an area of expertise and scholarly pursuit for me.
In 1993 as a volunteer with Women's Legal Service I became increasingly committed to advocating for access to justice for vulnerable women and their children - particularly those in circumstances of domestic and family violence. My PhD thesis on mediation ethics brought these issues together. In my thesis I offered a new paradigm for ethical mediator practice and conduct, one that I believe deals more effectively with issues of power in mediation contexts.
My research interest in legal education began when I completed the Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) at QUT in 2001. I observed teaching excellence being modelled by my lecturers and continued to be mentored by some of those professors after completing the degree.
I have published widely in my areas of research interest which include dispute resolution, women and the law and family law, the first year experience, legal education, and student success and well-being.
My research portfolio of publications is regularly cited and my work in the areas of mediation and domestic violence, legal education and law student success and well-being has had significant national impact and also some international level influence.
My research and scholarship in the areas of legal education and student success and well-being has had significant impact at a national level and is also beginning to have impact at an international level.
My body of research work contributed to my being named 2013 Queensland Woman of the Year.
Statement for HDR students
I can offer supervision for any level of HDR student in my areas of research and scholarly expertise: Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Legal Education, and Transition to Higher Education, Student Success and Well-Being, Domestic and Family Violence.
I have supervised two doctoral and one Masters by research students to successful completion. I enjoy the process of supervising Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and assisting them to become experts in their chosen area.
Students I am currently supervising are writing theses on:
- Legal education
- Domestic violence and human rights
- Women's rights
- Professional legal writing practice
Law, PhD, University of Sydney
Queensland University of Technology1994 → 2016
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Understanding the information experiences of parents involved in negotiating post-separation parenting arrangementsPartridge, H., McAllister, L., Toohey, L., Field, R., Crowe, J. & Allcock, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. 52, 1, p. 184-196 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Magazine Article › Professional
Research output: Book/Report › Scholarly edition › Research › peer-review
Activities per year
20/09/16 → 28/09/16
7 items of Media coverage
Press/Media: Expert Comment
Deception as a Legal Negotiation Strategy: a Cross-jurisdictional, Multidisciplinary Analysis Towards an Integrated Policy Reforms AgendaAuthor: Lakhani, A., 9 Oct 2010
Supervisor: Boulle, L. (Supervisor) & Field, R. M. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Early interventions: An analysis of States’ due diligence obligations to prevent intimate partner violence under international human rights law.Author: Obreja, L., 15 Jun 2019
Supervisor: Field, R. M. (Supervisor), O'Leary, J. (Supervisor) & O'Donovan, A. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis