Becky Batagol

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20032024

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Personal profile

Biography

Associate Professor Becky Batagol, Monash University, is a socially engaged feminist, whose academic work has real impact in the world, especially in relation to gender-based violence. Her academic practice centres on tackling difficult social problems and considering whether we can improve people’s lives through law and policy reform in diverse contexts. Most recently, Becky has been leading transdisciplinary research teams tackling global sustainable development and gender challenges. With Assosicate Professor Janice Richardson, Becky is co-convener of the Monash Law Feminist Legal Studies Group.

Becky’s research expertise centres around gender and social change. Her research is project-based across a broad range of fields, cultures and disciplines.  As a lawyer, Becky has research expertise in family and gender violence; Family law and social policy; Child protection; Non-adversarial justice; Dispute resolution and Civil and criminal legal process. Recently, Becky has expanded her focus, working on tough climate change and sustainability problems for some of the world’s most vulnerable women by completing intercultural, collaborative research in Indonesia and Fiji.

Becky has experience leading team-based research in a law reform, government, organisational and academic contexts. The research that Becky has contributed to has led to law reform and policy change. Becky is a prolific writer and has proven track record successfully completing reports for large projects and writing to tight deadlines.

As the primary carer for two school-aged children, Becky has worked part-time since 2010 and has taken significant time out of work for maternity leave.

Research interests

Family violence

Gender

SDG 5 (gender equality)

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

Australian Securities and Investment Commission, (on financial abuse) 2019

 

Royal Commission into Family Violence, 2015

 

Attorney-General's Department/Allens Consulting, 2012

 

Attorney-General's Department, 2010

 

Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2010

 

Community service

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

Becky was Editor in Chief of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network blog for five years until 2019.

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

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Law
  • Family Law
  • Gender And Law
  • Family Violence
  • Women's Rights
  • Mediation
  • Non-Adversarial Justice
  • SDG5
  • Gender equality

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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