Researcher Profile: Meet the team from Resolution Resources

About Resolution Resources

Resolution Resources

Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson are the co-founders and directors of the consulting firm Resolution Resources Australia, who provide dispute resolution services and solutions nationally and internationally. Together they work as dispute resolution advisors, providers and educators.

Resolution Resources provides a range of services in dispute resolution and conflict management, including:

  • Mediation
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Development of Dispute Systems
  • Conflict Auditing
  • Evidence-based practice and data-driven decision-making

For more information about Resolution Resources see:

Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson

Danielle HutchinsonDanielle Hutchinson is an Australian Lawyer with a special interest in dispute resolution within education settings. She is also an Academic at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. In 2014 she received an award from the University of Melbourne in recognition of her work assisting university staff to resolve workplace disputes. At Melbourne she teaches the principles of evidence-based practice and collaborative practice across several Masters Programs within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Danielle has published in the areas of Assessment, the use of Large Scale Testing and the application of Psychometrics in the development of Professional Standards. Danielle is completing her PhD in Law at RMIT and teaches Commercial Law within the School of Business and Law. Danielle will be developing a new course for RMIT in International Commercial Law for undergraduate students who are taking their minor in law. At present, she sits on the both the Executive and Academic Committees of The Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17.

Danielle’s published research can be accessed here. Her PhD project investigates the identification of measures for the evaluation of ‘disputant voice’ in the selection of and participation in Dispute Resolution processes within a commercial context.

Emma May LitchfieldEmma-May Litchfield is an experienced mediator, facilitator and coach with a special interest in the Education and Community sectors. Her expertise lies in supporting parties to restore, develop and enhance the relationships that are vital for their professional or personal success. She is a member of the Resolution Institute and an NMAS accredited mediator. She was a coach of the University of New South Wales team for the 2015 International CDRC Mediation Competition in Vienna. She has been an assistant facilitator for undergraduate and post-graduate units in Principled Negotiation at the University of New South Wales. She has also been an adjudicator for the UNSW Principled Negotiation competition. At present, she sits on the both the Executive and Academic Committees of The Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17.

Emma-May has a Bachelor of Arts (Music Business) and
 Graduate Diploma of Education. She is soon to undertake her Masters by research work with the goal of building her academic profile in Dispute Resolution. Her Masters project will investigate the content and pedagogical practices of mediation trainers in NSW and Victoria. She is also working on a co-authored paper examining the inter-professional conversation between lawyers and dispute resolution professionals.

Links to Global Pound Conference

The Global Pound Conference Series is a large-scale project investigating the efficiency of adjudicative and non-adjudicative dispute resolution mechanisms globally, from the perspective of the expectations and preferences of four major stakeholder groups: users, advisors, providers, and influencers (i.e. researchers and regulators). The project aims to initiate a global dialogue about dispute resolution in civil and commercial matters, with the data collected to serve as basis for future reform initiatives.

The Global Pound Conference Series is arguably the biggest research project that has ever been undertaken in the history of Dispute Resolution. Emma-May and Danielle were integral in the development of the Core Questions, and will be actively involved in the analysis of the data, including the pioneering of innovative analysis techniques drawn from the field of psychometrics.

Emma-May and Danielle facilitated the Core Questions at the GPC Singapore, in March 2016.

ADR Research Network Participation

Emma-May and Danielle are both members of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network and are submitting abstracts to the ADRRN 2016 Roundtable. They look forward to participating in the annual network face to face gathering for the first time.

Don’t forget that expressions of interest to participate in our 2016 Roundtable are due by the end of May!

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About Dr Olivia Rundle

Dr Rundle is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. She has worked as a nationally accredited mediator and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Dr Rundle is especially interested in the role of lawyers in dispute resolution processes and the policy environment that positively encourages lawyers to engage with dispute resolution. She teaches and researches in broad areas of Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure and Family Law.

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