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Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Mediator, Queensland University of Technology

Danielle is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at Queensland University of Technology School of Law. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching Corporate Law, Family Law and Dispute Resolution. Danielle’s research is primarily concerned with examining the law’s effect on the mental and emotional health of those navigating the legal system. She is interested in exploring ways to lessen the impact of the anti-therapeutic outcomes produced by the law and legal processes using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Danielle is currently researching issues related to non-verbal behaviour and communication in both courtroom and alternative dispute resolution settings.

Danielle is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) and professional member of the Resolution Institute. She is passionate about resolving conflict and working with clients to achieve long-term solutions. Her sensitive and calm approach supports clients to work through challenging situations with dignity, whilst empowering them to engage in interest-based negotiations with a focus on achieving creative agreements based on understanding and respect.


  • 2021–present
    Nationally Accrediated Mediator, NMAS and Resolution Institute
  • 2019–2021
    Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2014–2019
    Lecturer , Queensland University of Technology


  • 2013 
    Griffith University, PhD (Law)
  • 2004 
    Queensland University of Technology, LLB (Hons 1st class)
  • 1996 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Business (Communications)