Becky Batagol

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Becky Batagol is a researcher and teacher with a focus on family law, family violence, non-adversarial justice, dispute resolution, gender, child protection and legal education.

Becky is the co-author of Non-Adversarial Justice (2nd ed, 2014), Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law? The Case of Family Mediation (2011) and the author of many academic articles. Becky is the editor of the ADR Research Network blog and tweets regularly under the handle @BeckyBatagol.

 

In 2018-19 Becky is seconded to the Monash Sustainable Development Institute to grow their work on gender. With Assosicate Professor Janice Richardson, Becky is co-convener of the faculty's Feminist Legal Studies Group. She is also Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation. In 2015 Becky worked as a research consultant to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. She has also consulted to the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Becky's outstanding teaching has been recognised at the 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching with a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She was also awarded the Monash Law Dean's Award for Research (Social and Economic Impact) in 2017.

 

Becky is an experienced supervisor of research students and welcomes inquiries from prospective researchers in the fields of dispute resolution, family law, constitutional law, the legal aspects of child protection and family violence.

Research interests

Family violence

Gender

Non-adversarial justice

Dispute resolution (Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR)

Family law

Child protection

Mediation

Legal Education

Mental Health

Constitutional law

Gender and law

Human rights

Legal ethics

Legal profession and practice

Civil practice and procedure

 

Supervision interests

Family violence

Gender

Non-adversarial justice

Dispute resolution (Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR)

Family law

Child protection

Mediation

Legal Education

Mental Health

Constitutional law

Gender and law

Human rights

Legal ethics

Legal profession and practice

Civil practice and procedure

 

Consulting

Community service

Becky was a director at FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria for 5 years until 2015.

Becky is Editor in Chief of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network blog

Becky was the president of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network in 2016-17.

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4225 Non-adversarial Justice SEM2

LAW 2111 Constitutional Law SEM2

 

Keywords

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Law
  • Family Law
  • Gender And Law
  • Family Violence
  • Women's Rights
  • Mediation
  • Non-Adversarial Justice

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Projects 2007 2018

Social Policy Research and Evaluation Panel

Appo, D., Arunachalam, D., Bardoel, A., Batagol, B. M., Birrell, R., Bouma, G., Bradley, J. J., Browning, C., Collins, F., Crinall, K., Cuthbert, D., Fleer, M., Hanley, G., Harrison, M., Hyndman, R. J., Kelly, P., Lacono, T., Lindsay, J. M., Maitra, P., McLean, K. E., Middleton, S., Morse, C., Nyland, C. & Wulff, M.

20/08/0731/12/11

Project: Research

Research Output 2003 2018

Performing the Marriage Act straight: the legal regulation of marriage in the Australian civil wedding ceremony

Batagol, B. M. 2015 Delivering Family Justice in the 21st Century. Maclean, M., Eekelaar, J. & Bastard, B. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, p. 69 - 84 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Non-Adversarial Justice

King, M., Freiberg, A. M., Batagol, B. M. & Hyams, R. L. 2014 2nd ed. Annandale NSW: Federation Press. 339 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

The role of lawyers in mediation: insights from mediators at Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Douglas, K. & Batagol, B. M. 2014 In : Monash University Law Review. 40, 3, p. 758 - 792 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How a dose of humour may help mediators and disputants in conflict

Coburn, C., Batagol, B. M. & Douglas, K. 2013 In : Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal. 24, 1, p. 18 - 25 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Dean's Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact) 2017

Becky Melissa Batagol (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty of Law Award for Teaching Excellence

Becky Melissa Batagol (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Becky Melissa Batagol (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2017

  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Submission no 217 to Select committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2017

Batagol, B. M. (Contributor)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

President, Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network

Batagol, B. M. (Chair/ Co-Chair)
10 Dec 20169 Dec 2017

Activity: Committees and working groups

Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network (Publisher)

Batagol, B. M. (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 201431 Dec 2017

Activity: Editorial responsibility