Becky Batagol

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20032021
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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 writes regularly for the ADR Research Network blog and tweets regularly under the handle @BeckyBatagol.

Becky is curently co-appointed across the Faculty of Law and Monash Sustainable Development InstituteAt MSDI, Becky's role is to grow the Institute's work on gender. With Assosicate Professor Janice Richardson, Becky is co-convener of the Monash Law 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

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

 

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2007 2021

Transformative Resilience in the Context of Climate Change

Batagol, B., Castellanos, P., Alston, M., Hoek, A., Court, E., Ransom, E., Sexsmith, K., Tickamyer, A., Sachs, C. & Randell, H.

Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution

1/09/1931/08/20

Project: Research

WfW: Toolkit for the gender responsive co-design of WASH facilities

Batagol, B., Sinharoy, S., Clasen, T., Prescott, M. & Spasojevic, D.

1/07/1930/07/21

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/ReportBookOtherpeer-review

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 Batagol (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty of Law Award for Teaching Excellence

Becky Batagol (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Becky Batagol (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Becky Batagol (Recipient), 2013

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

Becky Batagol (Contributor)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

President, Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network

Becky Batagol (Chair/ Co-Chair)
10 Dec 20169 Dec 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network (Publisher)

Becky Batagol (Editor in chief)
1 Jan 201431 Dec 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility