Dr Colin James

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Expertise reflected in broad publishing background from family law to legal history to clinical legal education and professional development. Currently developing qualitative measures of the effectiveness of law schools in preparing students to enter legal practise.

Teaching Expertise
Clinical legal education (supervision of students on placement in a dedicated legal centre working with clients with legal problems as part of a stuctured, assessed and accredited program of professional legal training and development.

Administrative Expertise
Faculty Board of Business and Law Faculty of Science and IT Human Research Ethics Committee University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee Research Ethics Adviser

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Western Australia
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Science in Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Applied Ethics
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • History
  • Law
  • Philosophy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified 15
180199 Law not elsewhere classified 85

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2001 - 1/11/2004 Lecturer Murdoch University
School of Law
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 James C, 'Academic integrity in legal education', Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer, Adelaide 695-711 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-098-8_44
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Colin James
2014 James CG, 'Effective Writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual, Thomson Reuters, Sydney n/a (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, 'Interviewing', Redfern Legal Centre Lawyer's Practice Manual New South Wales, Lawbook Co., Sydney A1101-A1112 (2007) [B2]
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, 'Effective writing for lawyers', Redfern Legal Centre Lawyer's Practice Manual New South Wales, Lawbook Co., Sydney (2007) [B2]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, 'Interviewing', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, N/A, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, 'Effective writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, N/A, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, 'Interviewing and letter writing', Lawyers Practice Manual Western Australia, Lawbook Co. Sydney, Sydney N/A (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Francis L, Loxton D, James C, 'The culture of pretence: a hidden barrier to recognising, disclosing and ending domestic violence', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 2202-2214 (2017) [C1]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims and objectives: To explore in detail how women perceived their experience of domestic violence and leaving or ending the abuse. This resea... [more]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims and objectives: To explore in detail how women perceived their experience of domestic violence and leaving or ending the abuse. This research also examined how service providers identified their professional role in assisting women to end such relationships. Background: Domestic violence against women continues to occur internationally. Reliable statistics are difficult to capture because of inconsistent definitions, contradictory methods of acquiring data and unreported incidents. Design: A qualitative study, undertaken in two phases, was conducted in Australia. Methods: Twelve women who had experienced domestic violence and ended those relationships participated in one semistructured interview (Phase 1). Twenty-five professionals from health, social sciences and law, whose work included assisting women experiencing domestic violence, participated in three focus groups (Phase 2). Thematic analysis guided by a narrative inquiry approach forms the framework for information collection and interpretation of data in this project. Findings: The barriers that impede women from disclosing abuse and taking action to end domestic violence are complex and varied between participants. Women did not always acknowledge or realise their relationship was precarious and often denied or minimised the abuse to cope with the domestic violence. Professionals identified that women did not always identify or acknowledge abuse inherent in their relationship although this delayed the provision of appropriate services. Conclusion: Whether women disclose abuse or deny violence in their relationship, acceptance by service providers and the offer of support is crucial to assisting women in violent relationships. Relevance to clinical practice: It is hoped that the findings may assist health practitioners, including nurses, to provide nonjudgemental support to women experiencing domestic violence whether women acknowledge the abusive relationship or not.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.13501
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Colin James
2016 Ross NM, James C, 'Did he ever hit you? Exploring the attitudes of lawyers in the assessment of the seriousness of threats and violent histories in domestic violence cases', Australian Journal of Family Law, 30 205-239 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James, Nicola Ross
2014 James CG, Mahmud S, 'Promoting academic integrity in legal education: ¿Unanswered questions¿ on disclosure', International Journal for Educational Integrity, 10 3-16 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2014 Bretag T, Mahmud S, Wallace M, Walker R, McGowan U, East J, et al., ''Teach us how to do it properly!' An Australian academic integrity student survey', Studies in Higher Education, 39 1150-1169 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2013.777406
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Colin James
2012 James CG, Bore MR, Zito S, 'Emotional intelligence and personality as predictors of psychological well-being', Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30 425-438 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0734282912449448
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Colin James, Miles Bore
2011 Bretag T, Mahmud S, Wallace M, Walker R, James CG, Green M, et al., 'Core elements of exemplary academic integrity policy in Australian higher education', International Journal for Educational Integrity, 7 3-12 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2011 James CG, 'Law student wellbeing: Benefits of promoting psychological literacy and self-awareness using mindfulness, strengths theory and emotional intelligence', Legal Education Review, 21 217-233 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2008 James CG, 'Lawyer dissatisfaction, emotional intelligence and clinical legal education', Legal Education Review, 18 123-137 (2008) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2008 James CG, 'Lawyers' wellbeing and professional legal education', The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education, 42 85-97 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03069400.2008.9959763
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, Finlay-Jones JA, 'I will survive: Strategies for improving lawyers' workplace satisfaction', Legal Education Digest, 15 32-34 (2007) [C2]
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, 'Effective Writing for Lawyers', Lawyers Practice Manual New South Wales, Update (2007) [C3]
Co-authors Colin James
2006 James CG, 'Winners and Losers: The Father Factor in Australian Child Custody Law in the 20th Century', Macquarie University Sydney Law - Legal History, 10 207-238 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2006 James CG, 'Media, men and violence in Australian divorce', Alternative Law Journal, 31 6-10 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, 'Seeing Things As We Are: Emotional Intelligence and Clinical Legal Education', International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 6 123-149 (2005) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 James CG, 'Legal aid', Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (2009) [D2]
Co-authors Colin James

Conference (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Parsons VLM, O'Brien LM, James CG, Loxton DJ, 'Paramedics under mental health legislation in Australia', Abstracts of the XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Colin James, Louise Obrien
2012 Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Navigating the journal to quality care. Nurses and midwives responding to women experiencing domestic violence: How can we advance the provision of assistance to women on this journey?', 2nd Australian Capital Region Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Colin James
2012 Francis LM, Loxton DJ, James CG, 'Something in me had changed: How women leave or end domestic violence', AQR/Discourse, Power Resistance DPR 'Down Under' Conference 2012, Darwin (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Colin James
2011 Bretag T, Walker R, Green M, East J, James CG, McGowan U, et al., 'Aligning academic integrity policy and practice: A work in progress', Proceedings of the Australian Technology Network Assessment Conference 2011, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2011 Bore MR, Apostolatos P, Prowse ES, Stevens SM, James CG, 'Why are they not flourishing: Late adolescence, emerging adulthood or excessive demands and uncertainty?', Proceedings of the 46th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference, Canberra, ACT (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Miles Bore, Colin James
2011 Bretag T, Mahmud S, East J, Green M, James CG, McGowan U, et al., 'Academic integrity standards : A preliminary analysis of the academic integrity policies', Proceedings of AuQF2011 : Demonstrating Quality, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Colin James
2010 James CG, 'Virtuousness in law firms - Positive practices and the bottom line', Abstracts of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2009 Bore MR, James CG, Zito S, 'The big five personality domains and mental illness: Consequential outcome or extended dimensions of the same underlying constructs?', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Miles Bore, Colin James
2008 James CG, 'Justice education and happiness: The role of positive psychology in institutional change', 5th Worldwide Conference of the Global Alliance for Justice Education: Conference Sessions, Manilla (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2008 James CG, 'Stress and satisfaction: Measuring the benefits of clinical legal education', Australasian Law Teachers' Association 63rd Annual Conference 2008: Conference Handbook, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2008 James CG, 'Taming the dog: Personality, coping and self-esteem as predictors of law student mental health and well being', 2008 APLEC Conference Proceedings: Refereed Papers & Conference Papers, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, 'Human Research Ethics - Challenging issues and the need for education', 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity 2007. Program, Adelaide, S.A. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2007 James CG, 'Domestic violence and family law: Examining Practice. Working together to make it better for children', Domestic Violence: Examining Practice. Presentations, Salamander Shores, N.S.W. (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Colin James
2006 James CG, 'Lawyers' Wellbeing and Professional Legal Education', APLEC Annual Conference Papers, Sydney (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Colin James
2006 James CG, 'A History of Cruelty', Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference 2006 Proceeding, Hobart, Tasmania (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Colin James
2006 James CG, 'Anger and Compassion: Using Emotional Intelligence in the Difficult Interview', The Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, Melbourne (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, Finlay-Jones JA, 'I will Survive: Strategies for Improving Lawyers' Workplace Satisfaction', Educational Integrity: Values in Teaching, Learning & Research. 2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference Proceedings (2-3 December 2005: Newcastle, Australia), University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Colin James
2005 James CG, 'Winners and Losers: The Father Factor in the History of Australian Child Custody Law', Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-journal, Auckland, New Zealand (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $208,551

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20101 grants / $191,400

Academic Integrity Standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities$191,400

This project helped to develop a shared understanding across the Australian higher education sector of academic integrity standards and improved the alignment of academic integrity policies and their implementation.

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team

Professor Tracey Bretag

Scheme Commissioned Strategic Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

20082 grants / $5,000

6th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 14/7/2008 - 15/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Colin James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189154
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

5th Worldwide conference of the Global alliance for Justice Education: Justice Education in a Community Context, Manilla University, The Philippines, 7/12/2008 - 13/12/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Colin James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189654
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,473

3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Educartional Integrity, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 6/12/2007 - 7/12/2007$1,473

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Colin James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188457
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $10,678

Learning Survival - Correlating Work-Related Satisfaction and Stress among Graduate Lawyers with Clinical Legal Edcuation and Emotional Intelligence $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Colin James
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185452
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ALTA - Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 5-8 July 2005$678

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Colin James
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185408
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Women of Courage: Comprehensive Court Preparation and Support for Women Survivors of Sexual Assault PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Exploring Social Supports/Support Services and Decisions to Leave or Change with Women Who Have Experienced Domestic Partner Violence PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Clinical Decision Making and the Role of Paramedics Fulfilling their Legislative Powers Under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW). A Qualitative Study PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Dr Colin James, Mrs Sher Campbell and Dr Lynne McCormack

AVO app ‘Bernie’ to help address domestic violence reoffending

November 28, 2017

Researchers have developed a mobile phone application named Bernie to support defendants issued with Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) to strengthen their positive decision-making around behaviours and emotions.

Dr Colin James

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email colin.g.james@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7849
Fax (02) 4921 8866

Office

Room UNH2.30
Building University House
Location University House
Cnr King and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia
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