Judith is a Senior Lecturer in the Conflict Management and Resolution program at JCU. Judith has a PhD (JCU), a Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (JCU), a Graduate Certificate in Psychology (JCU) and is a Graduate Business Adminstrator (University of Applied Science Gelsenkirchen, Germany). Judith has extensive experience in conflict resolution practice, training and research, including in Australia and in international settings. For her PhD, Judith analysed the experiences of female victim-survivors of conflict-related sexual violence with transitional justice processes, focusing on Rwandan women who survived sexual violence during the genocide against the Tutsi. For her thesis, Judith received the  Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2022 for demonstrated excellence in the completion of the research degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Her thesis can be accessed here. Judith has given a TEDx talk on building resilience through forgiveness, relating to her research in Rwanda, which can be viewed here. She also won the JCU 3-Minute-Thesis competition in 2020 and the People’s Choice Award in 2020. Her presentation can be viewed here.

Judith is also a trained conflict coach with Conflict Coaching International (CCI) and a nationally accredited mediator under the Australian Standards (NMAS), practising as a mediator on the panel of the Cairns Dispute Resolution Centre. Judith has published on conflict-related sexual violence, genocide, conflict management, conflict resolution processes and postgraduate education. Together with her colleague Claire Holland, Judith is currently involved in action research on the topic of “conflict analysis and sustainable conflict engagement for enduring conflict”. A presentation on this research can be viewed here.

  • LB5515: Workplace Conflict Management (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5520: Professional Project/Internship (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5526: Sustainable Conflict Management (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5530: Conflict Resolution Processes (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5532: Topical Issues in Conflict Management and Resolution - Restorative Justice: Group Conferencing (Level 5; TSV)
  • LB5537: Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict (Level 5; TSV)
  • Consulting in conflict management and resolution, including conflict coaching, mediation and group facilitation
  • Experiences of victim-survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence with justice processes
  • Justice needs of victim-survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence
  • Transitional Justice dealing with conflict-related sexual violence, in particular the Rwandan gacaca courts
  • Genocide Studies, in particular on the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994
  • Evaluation of restorative justice programs
  • Conflict analysis and strategies for constructive engagement in enduring conflict
  • Experiences of people in conflict, including conflict between HDR advisors and HDR students
  • Emotions in conflict
  • 2017 to 2023 - Mediator, Dispute Resolution Branch (Cairns)
  • 2012 to 2023 - Conflict Resolution Specialist, Private Consultancy (Cairns)
  • 2011 - Research and training development in Conflict Resolution, International Rescue Committee (Central African Republic)

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  • Building Peace in A Complex Heterogeneous State: A Study of South Sudan?s Conflict Complexities, Peacebuilding Opportunities and Adaptive Practices. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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