National ADR Research Forums
NADRAC has a Charter responsibility to promote and raise the profile of ADR, including facilitating ADR research. The NADRAC Research Forums are the primary vehicle that fulfils this obligation
Research Forum 2010
NADRAC hosted the Fourth National Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum at Griffith University in Brisbane on 16-17 July 2010.
The Forum was opened by the Chair of NADRAC, Professor the Hon Murray Kellam AO. Professor Kellam read a message of support from the Governor-General (and former Council Member), Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC. Her Excellency recognised the important role the Forum provides in enabling `… researchers, practitioners, policy advisers and funding providers with broad collective experience and insights to come together to consider current and evolving research approaches and trends that will best inform the development of accessible, equitable, evidence‑based ADR services and interventions’.
Professor Paul Mazorelle, Pro Vice Chancellor (Educations, Law and Arts) of Griffith University, delivered the welcoming address.
The Forum was attended by over 130 delegates from across Australia and overseas, including researchers, practitioners, service provider organisations, courts and tribunals and policy developers from Federal and State and Territory Governments. The program included 32 presentations, covering a broad range of issues including family dispute resolution, ethics in mediation, elder law mediation, cross-cultural mediation, ADR in tertiary education and online dispute resolution. There were also panel discussion sessions on ADR research and evaluation.
The Forum was hugely successful with participants welcoming the opportunity to meet and engage on the trends and issues in ADR research. It also provided experienced ADR researchers and those new to the field, to present their research projects and to develop and extend their ideas.
Further details about the Forum are available in the below.
View the details of the Research Forum 2007.