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Professor Tania Sourdin

Head of School & Dean

Newcastle Law School

Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice

Professor Tania Sourdin’s career has spanned the globe as a consultant and specialist expert in a range of complex programs across the justice sector.

Professor Tania Sourdin

With an extensive career focusing on justice, litigation, conflict avoidance and dispute resolution, Tania has influenced legislative reform initiatives, standards and cultural change for dispute resolution. She has also taught judges in a range of programs that include court craft, civil procedure, decision making, complex behaviour and in judicial orientation programs.

Having written extensively about justice issues, Tania’s work on boards, committees and working groups continues to expand across the country and internationally. One recent achievement is chairing and organising judicial conferences for the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Justice from 2008 – 2014. Tania continues to support the UAE Ministry of Justice in the area of justice reform.

Fortuitously, this journey has now led her to explore new challenges as Dean and Head of School at the University of Newcastle Law School. “It’s been a very broad and interesting part of my life that I’m looking forward to continuing at Newcastle,” Tania says.

From empiricism to innovation

“I started off as a lawyer before becoming more of an empirical researcher looking at what happens in the justice system. I’d describe the justice system quite broadly in that it includes complaints through to formal court adjudication,” Tania explains.

“A lot of the work I’ve done in the past has been around looking at how people experience court and justice processes: how long they take, how much they cost and how those processes can be improved.”

The University of Newcastle Law School is unique in its size and scope, which is precisely what attracted Tania to the position. “I’ve always been very interested in the law school at UON because it’s such a practical law school with a unique hands-on clinical program,” Tania says. This hands-on approach allows students at UON have the opportunity to work with clients under the supervision of legal practitioners at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre and provide a range of outreach clinics such as the highly successful Law On The Beach program.

The relatively smaller size of the UON Law School is not only beneficial for students, it also means that Tania is able to keep up her dual focus as Dean and continue her sizeable research.

Technology and the practice of law

Tania’s research focus is intense, with a current slant on exploring innovations within the judicial system. “I’m exploring how well they work, whether they can be replicated what prevents them being replicated and how they can be extended in certain circumstances?” Tania explains.

The range of technologies that are currently being utilised in the judicial system posit some novel questions that Tania’s keen to explore. “These technologies raise an interesting point about how much humans actually need to be involved in the delivery of justice in the longer term. The question around how humans remain involved, and how much humans add in the justice sector is intriguing,” Tania says.

There are three levels of broad levels of change: supportive technology, replacement technology and disruptive technology, and each offers differing levels of support and change.

Tania suggests that it’s inevitable that smaller cases will progress through more technologically-aided processes into the future, which is a good thing. “It can be easier for people to access information and to access systems without having to actually arrive at the court or to be doing things between the hours of 9 to 5 which is often expected in the justice sector,” Tania says.

In the criminal sphere Tania explains that there could be some cost savings through technology, particularly in preparation for a trial. “There are many areas of innovations using e-Discovery that can lead to cost-savings. It’s been used a great deal in the US where there’s a greater need to uncover all relevant documents relating to a court case. The software used in e-discovery allows you to find information far more readily, and cost-effectively. Doing this online is much easier than having people sitting in a room sorting through hard copy.”

Social media, transparency and the law

Legal and court-reporting has taken on a new slant with the uptake of social media sites by news organisations. Rather than having to wait until the following day to read a court report in the paper, the commentary is immediate, is reported from the court and is online in seconds. This uptake of social media and the immediacy of reportage online is something that raises conflicting views in Tania. “It often takes a long time for a complex matter to be sorted out and sometimes the commentary that arises is not very sophisticated or informed, and can sometimes be misleading as it’s only based on a short interaction.”

“However, I do think that it’s good that there is transparency around the justice system. It is intended to be open and accessible, but most people don’t want to go and sit in a courtroom when a case that they’re interested in is being dealt with. So having faster online, on-time reporting makes it easier for people to understand what’s going on in the justice system – which I think is a very good thing.”

Tania utilises social media in a professional capacity to expand her contacts and share new developments in the judicial scene. “For me, it’s a good learning experience and a way to better understand what’s going on in the justice sector more broadly. Otherwise I think there’s mainly a temptation to talk to other academics and senior professionals. With LinkedIn you talk with people in all parts of the justice system, so I think that’s very useful,” Tania adds.

“With Twitter it’s a different interaction: it’s so fast I can do it very quickly. I like the immediacy of Twitter too. I was recently writing an article on ‘priming’ in justice and as I was writing it there was an article that led me to another that helped me extend my thinking in a way that wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been accessing Twitter,” Tania says.

Although Tania is now based in Newcastle, her research continues to spread its wings across the country and continents. “I’ve got projects happening in South Australia, along with judicial education work. There’s also an interesting project that I’m collaborating with the Business areas on complaints and the return on investment on good complaints management and which involves looking at the complaints processes in big organisations and thinking about how complaints data can improve products and services as well as the customer experience.”

“I’m also writing about ‘Judge vs Robot’ which is fascinating. I run an international collaborative network under the Law and Society Association which has around 40 lawyers and judges in it, and we look at judging – and that’s a particular area I’m fascinated in. In particular, I’m intrigued by the moral and ethical dilemmas – what happens when people start to consider artificial intelligence in different ways as well?”

Could robots replacing judges remove subjectivity?

“When you have more sophisticated algorithms that consider the legislation you may remove some of the subjectivity. However, that does come at a cost as judges also have a role as commentators and also test a lot of realities within our society. The interesting thing about artificial intelligence is that it’s often seen as apart from humans as you have a computer doing it whereas what we know is that, increasingly into the future, humans will be enhanced with artificial intelligence. I think this is really interesting piece as well and one that’s worthy of exploring.”

With a keen focus on the University of Newcastle Law School and a continued dedication to research Tania will continue to explore the way that justice shapes public policy and its impact on society. It’s an exciting area in the field of justice, and one that Tania is keen to follow.

Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice

Professor Sourdin has published and presented widely on a range of topics.

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Career Summary


Professor Tania Sourdin is the Dean of the University of Newcastle Law School. She was previously the Foundation Chair and Director of the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) at Monash University in Australia.  Professor Sourdin has led national research projects and produced important recommendations for justice reform.  In the past two decades, she has conducted qualitative and quantitative research projects into aspects of the justice system systems in 11 Courts and Tribunals and five external dispute resolution schemes. Other research has focussed on justice innovation, technology, delay and systemic reforms.

Professor Sourdin is the author of books, articles and papers, and has published and presented widely on a range of topics including justice issues, mediation, conflict resolution, collaborative law, artificial intelligence, technology and organisational change. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and has worked as a senior Tribunal member in respect of appellate matters and as a mediator for more than 25 years. She has worked extensively overseas as an expert consultant in relation to disputes and dispute system design.  In 2014 she was appointed as the National Broadband Network (NBN) Industry Dispute Adviser in Australia and also co chaired the 2014 National Mediation Conference. In 2015 she won the Deans award for Research Impact in relation to her work on behavioural change in the justice sector.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Laws, University of Technology Sydney

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor of Law University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sourdin T, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2016)
2013 Sourdin T, Zariski A, The Multi-tasking Judge Comparative Judicial Dispute Resolution, 270 (2013)
2012 Sourdin TM, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Book Co, Australia (2012)
2012 Sourdin TM, Exploring Civil Pre Action Requirements: Resolving Disputes Outside Courts, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, Melbourne (2012)
2012 Sourdin T, Australasian Dispute Resolution Service, Thomson Reuters, Australia (2012)
2008 Sourdin T, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 490 (2008)
2005 Sourdin T, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 363 (2005)
2002 Sourdin T, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 295 (2002)
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Chapter (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 sourdin T, 'A Broader View of Justice?', Resolving Civil Disputes, LexisNexis Australia, Chatswood, NSW 19-36 (2016) [B1]
2015 Sourdin TM, 'When to step away and when to step up', So You Want to Be a Leader: Influential people reveal how to succeed in public life, Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne VIC 131-145 (2015)
2015 Sourdin TM, 'A broader view of justice?', The Future of Dispute Resolution, LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia 155-166 (2015)
2015 Sourdin TM, 'Reforming civil procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution', Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) A Decade of Insights and Guide to Future Litigation, Lawbook Co, Australia 191-208 (2015)
2013 Sourdin TM, 'Introduction', The multi-tasking judge: Comparative judicial dispute resolution, Thomson Reuters, Australia 1-20 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, 'Facilitative judging: Science sense and sensibility', The multi-tasking judge: Comparative judicial dispute resolution, Thomson Reuters, Australia 231-247 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, Alexander N, 'Developments in ADR', Australian Courts: Serving democracy and its publics, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Australia (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, 'Australia's civil justice system: Developing a multi-option response', Trends in State courts 2013: 25th anniversary edition, National Center for State Courts, US 78-84 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, Zariski A, 'Judicial dispute resolution - A global approach', Global Legal issues 2012, Korea Legislation Research Institute, Korea (2013)
2011 Sourdin TM, Liyange C, 'ODR in Australia', Online dispute resolution: Theory and practice - A treatise on technology and dispute resolution, Eleven Publishing, Egypt (2011)
2008 Sourdin TM, 'Sustainable outcomes through effective conflict management', Seeking environmental justice: probing the boundaries, Rodopi Publishing, New York (2008)
2007 Sourdin TM, 'Using facilitative processes to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes', Probing the boundaries of environmental justice and global citizenship, Interdisciplinary Press, Online (2007)
2006 Sourdin TM, 'Mediation in Australia: Impacts on litigation', Global Trends in Mediation, Kluwer Law International, UK (2006)
2005 Sourdin TM, 'Matching disputes to dispute resolution processes: The Australian context', Alternative dispute resolution: What it is and how it works, Universal Law, Delhi (2005)
2003 Sourdin TM, 'Mediation in Australia: The decline of litigation', Global trends in mediation, Centrale fur Mediation, Germany (2003)
2002 Sourdin TM, 'Mediation in Australia', The convergence of legal systems in the 21st century, University of Queensland, Australia (2002)
2001 Sourdin TM, 'Case management', Laws of Australia, Thomson Reuters, Australia (2001)
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Journal article (72 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sourdin T, Cornes R, 'Implications for therapeutic judging (TJ) of a psychoanalytical approach to the judicial role ¿ Reflections on Robert Burt's contribution', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 48 8-14 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.06.010
2016 Sourdin TM, Hioe A, 'Mediation and Psychological Priming', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 35 76-90 (2016) [C1]
2016 Burstyner N, Sourdin TM, Liyange C, Ofoghi B, 'Why do some civil cases end up in a full hearing? Formulating litigation and process referral indicia through text analysis', Journal of Judicial Administration, 25 257-295 (2016) [C1]
2015 Sourdin TM, 'Dealing with tax disputes in a fair way', Journal of Australian Taxation, 17 169-223 (2015)
2015 Sourdin TM, 'Evaluating alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in disputes about taxation', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 34 19-32 (2015)
2015 Sourdin TM, 'The role of the courts in the new justice system', Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, (2015)
2015 Sourdin TM, 'Justice and technological innovation', Journal of Judicial Administration, 25 96-105 (2015)
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Sourdin T, 'Dealing with Disputes About Taxation in a ¿Fair¿ Way (2015)
2015 Sourdin T, Shanks A, 'Evaluating Alternative Dispute Resolution in Taxation Disputes -- Final Report (2015)
2014 Sourdin TM, Russell S, 'Community model cuts crime', Law Institute Journal, 28-28 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, Wallace N, 'The dilemmas posed by self-represented litigants:The dark side', Journal of Judicial Administration, 24 61-70 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, 'Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to save time', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 33 61-72 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, 'Good faith participation in mediation: An Australian perspective', ACResolution, Spring 31-34 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, 'International dispatch: ADR trends Down Under', Dispute Resolution Magazine, 20 3-3 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, 'Why judges should not meet privately with parties in mediation but should be involved in settlement conference work', Journal of Arbitration and Mediation, 4 99-109 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, 'Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) principles: From negotiation to mediation', Nagoya University Journal of Law and Politics, 258 179-193 (2014)
2014 Sourdin TM, Burstyner N, 'Justice delayed is justice denied', Victoria University Law and Justice Journal, 4 46-46 (2014)
2013 Richardson E, Sourdin TM, 'Mind the gap: Making evidence-based decisions about self-represented litigants', Journal of Judicial Administration, 22 191-206 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, 'Innovation and alternative dispute resolution', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 32 2-2 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, 'Resolving disputes without courts?', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 32 25-40 (2013)
2013 Sourdin T, 'Good Faith, Bad Faith? Making an Effort in Dispute Resolution', Victoria University Law and Justice Journal, 2 (2013)
DOI 10.15209/vulj.v2i1.10
2013 Sourdin TM, 'The role of the court in alternative dispute resolution', Asian Journal on Mediation, 80-96 (2013)
2013 Sourdin TM, Burstyner N, 'Cost and time hurdles in civil litigation: exploring the impact of pre-action requirements', Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, 2 66-84 (2013)
2013 Sourdin T, 'The Timeliness Project: Background Report (2013)
2012 Sourdin TM, 'Not teaching ADR in law schools? Implications for law students, clients and the ADR field', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 23 148-156 (2012)
2012 Sourdin TM, 'Teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Law Schools: Developing the law curriculum to meet the needs of the modern legal practitioner', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 23 148-148 (2012)
2012 Sourdin TM, 'Decision-making in ADR: Science, sense and sensibility', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 31 1-14 (2012)
2012 Sourdin TM, 'Civil dispute resolution obligations: What is reasonable?', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 35 889-913 (2012)
2012 Richardson E, Sourdin T, Wallace N, 'Self-Represented Litigants: Gathering Useful Information (2012)
2012 Richardson E, Sourdin T, Wallace N, 'Self Represented Litigants: Literature Review (2012)
2011 Sourdin TM, 'Five reasons why judges should conduct settlement conferences', Monash University Law Review, 37 145-145 (2011)
2011 Sourdin TM, 'Making litigants more agreeable?', Alternative Law Journal, 36 203-203 (2011)
2011 Sourdin TM, 'Thematic issue: Reporting on research from the NADRAC Forum - Introduction', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 22 3-7 (2011)
2011 Ojelabi L, Sourdin TM, 'Using a values-based approach in mediation', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 22 258-266 (2011)
2010 Sourdin TM, 'Poor quality mediation - A system failure', ADR Bulletin, 11 (2010)
2010 Sourdin TM, 'Conflict is obligations to try to settle', Law Society Journal, 48 71-73 (2010)
2010 Sourdin TM, 'Making an attempt to resolve disputes before using courts? We all have obligations', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 21 225-233 (2010)
2009 Sourdin TM, 'Mediation styles and their impact: Lessons from the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria research project', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 20 142-152 (2009)
2009 Sourdin TM, Balvin N, 'Mediation in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria: A summary of the results', ADR Bulletin, 11 (2009)
2009 Sourdin TM, 'From accreditation to quality mediation practice - next steps?', ADR Bulletin, 11 (2009)
2009 Sourdin T, 'Mediation in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria (2009)
2008 Sourdin TM, Thorpe L, 'Consumer perceptions of dispute resolution processes', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, 15 (2008)
2008 Sourdin TM, Gee T, 'Mediation training: Family dispute resolution - series 1/ Basic Family Mediation Skill', Journal of Family Studies, 14 131-133 (2008)
2008 Sourdin TM, 'Mediating high conflict and family violence - series 2 and 3 review', Journal of Family Studies, 14 (2008)
2008 Sourdin TM, Thorpe L, 'How do financial services consumers access complaints and dispute resolution processes?', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 19 25-41 (2008)
2008 Sourdin TM, 'Avoiding the credentialing wars: Mediator accreditation in Australia', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 27 (2008)
2008 Sourdin TM, 'Mediator credentialing', ACR Workplace Newsletter, (2008)
2008 Sourdin T, 'Conflict Resolution e-Journal Number 1 (June 2007) (2008)
2008 Sourdin T, Balvin N, 'Interim Evaluation of Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria Projects: The Neighbourhood Justice Centre Project ¿ The Corio/Norlane Community Mediation Project (2008)
2007 Sourdin TM, 'An alternative for who? Access to ADR processes', ADR Bulletin, 10 26-27 (2007)
2007 Sourdin T, 'Consumer Experience on Complaints Handling and Dispute Resolution - A Research Study Undertaken in Victoria, Australia (2007)
2007 Sourdin T, 'Accrediting Mediators - The New National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (Australia) (2007)
2006 Sourdin TM, 'DYD "Dialogues with Separated Parents: Child Focused Dispute Resolution (McIntosh & Moloney, 2006) and Companion Handbook "Creating Child Focused Dialogues with Separated Parents: Theoretical and Clinical Underpinnings of Child Focused Dispute Resolution" (Moloney & McIntosh, 2006)', Journal of Family Studies, 12 284-284 (2006)
2006 Sourdin TM, 'ADR and technologically supported negotiation: AI', The Arbitrator and Mediator, 25 33-33 (2006)
2005 Hall MJ, Calabro D, Sourdin TM, Stranieri A, Zeleznikow J, 'Supporting discretionary decision-making with information technology: A case study in the criminal sentencing jurisdiction', University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal, 2 1-1 (2005)
2005 Sourdin TM, 'Confessions, confessions...mediator obligations when someone 'fesses up'', ADR Bulletin, 7 96-96 (2005)
2004 Sourdin TM, 'Developing the law curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century practitioner', Law Institute Journal, 65-67 (2004)
2004 Sourdin TM, 'Facilitative judging', Law in Context, 22 64-64 (2004)
2003 Sourdin TM, 'ADR in the Australian Court and Tribunal Systems', ADR Bulletin, 6 55-55 (2003)
2002 Sourdin TM, 'Dispute resolution in business', National Accountant, (2002)
2002 Sourdin TM, 'A glass half full or a glass half empty? A contribution to the issues raised by David Bryson', ADR Bulletin, 5 1-1 (2002)
2001 Sourdin TM, 'Legislative referral to ADR', ADR Journal, (2001)
2001 Sourdin TM, 'When is mediation appropriate?', ADR Journal, (2001)
2001 Sourdin TM, 'ADR standards: Recent developments', Mediation News, 5-5 (2001)
2001 Sourdin TM, 'New standards for ADR', Mediation News, (2001)
2000 Sourdin TM, 'Evaluating ADR', ADR Bulletin, (2000)
2000 Sourdin TM, 'Conciliation processes', LEADR Brief, (2000)
2000 Sourdin TM, 'Business dispute resolution new rules', The Arbitrator, (2000)
1997 Sourdin TM, 'Educating judges about ADR', Journal of Judicial Administration, (1997)
1997 Sourdin TM, 'Review of the adversarial system of litigation', LEADR Brief, 7 (1997)
1997 Sourdin TM, 'Law and the cultural shift. Borrowing dispute resolution process ideas from Europe? Forget it. What about Asia and the States', Reform, (1997)
1996 Sourdin TM, 'Judicial management and alternative dispute resolution trends', Australian Bar Review, 14 185-185 (1996)
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Vincent A, Sourdin T, Zeleznikow J, 'Criminal sentencing, intuition and decision support', ADVANCES AND INNOVATIONS IN SYSTEMS, COMPUTING SCIENCES AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (2007)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-6264-3_8
Citations Scopus - 1

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Sourdin TM, 'Family Support Program Literature Review, Research into the Family Support Program: Family Law Services', Monash University (2012)

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 4
Total funding $102,709

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20163 grants / $66,345

Complaints Handling: Return on Investment$26,825

Funding body: SOCAP Australia (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia)

Funding body SOCAP Australia (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals Australia)
Project Team Professor Tania Sourdin, Professor Martin Watts, Doctor Jamie Carlson, Emeritus Professor Alison Dean
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601101
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG

Consultation and development of a regulatory framework for pre injury average weekly earnings (PIAWE)$25,000

Funding body: State Insurance Regulatory Authority

Funding body State Insurance Regulatory Authority
Project Team Professor Tania Sourdin
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601113
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS

Fast track negotiation skills for right to information and information privacy with the OIC$14,520

Funding body: Office of the Information Commissioner (QLD)

Funding body Office of the Information Commissioner (QLD)
Project Team Professor Tania Sourdin
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601119
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS

20151 grants / $36,364

Evaluation of Pre Action Processes in South Australia$36,364

Funding body: Law Foundation of SA Incorporated

Funding body Law Foundation of SA Incorporated
Project Team Professor Tania Sourdin
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601022
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Total current UON EFTSL


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Responding to Iatrogenic Harm: The Impact of Fault-Based Liability and Other Regulatory Mechanisms on the Disclosure of Adverse Events PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Masters Negotiation Decision Support Systems: Analysing Negotiations Under the Conditions of Risk M Philosophy (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Consultant Supervisor
2017 PhD An Investigation into Lawyer Attitudes to Mediation Conducted in Connection with Court Proceedings PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The Effects of Social Media-Expressed Complaints on the Firm PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD What Makes a Good Mediator: Models, Approaches, Skills, Styles and Personal Qualities PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Breaking Free from the Status Quo - the Way Forward for Fiduciary Duties in Australia PhD (Law), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2012 PhD The legal and institutional framework for the enforcement of online consumer arbitration awards: evidence from Australia and Sri Lanka Law, La Trobe University Co-Supervisor

Professor Tania Sourdin


Head of School & Dean
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Phone (02) 492 15839


Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308