Selected publications, PUBLIC presentations


Contributor to :

  1. Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving during a Pandemic 2020 edited by Michael Lang and Peter Nicholson.
  2. Family Conflict During a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle & Hope 2021 edited by Michael Lang, Peter Nicholson, Laura Amaya Esq, Georgia Daniels Esq
  3. Grief & Fatigue: Families & the Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope 2022 Paperback 

These books are is a resource for separated families for these times, for families feeling the strain and stress of lockdown, unemployment, online schooling, and working from home. Truly honoured to be a contributor for this inspired project led by the extraordinary visionaries Michael Lang (master Mediator) and Peter Nicholson from OGX .

Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving during a Pandemic The book is a source of practical advice and helpful tips from 74 contributors who are mediators, lawyers, politicians, financial experts, mental health, and child experts. The authors come from 10 countries and are united in a commitment to use their knowledge and experience to help make life just a bit better for families during the pandemic. This not-for-profit eBook is available for the price of a cup of coffee!! A brilliant resource for you, your clients or your networks. For more information – eBook available through Amazon. With additional information on the blog

Family Conflict During a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle & Hope – The intention of this second book is to provide advice, support, compassion, and hope, with stories that describe both the ongoing struggles and glimmers of hope. Contributors include personal stories, stories of family and friends, stories from their professional work, and advice for managing family life as the pandemic continues to disrupt our lives. It has contributions from 93 people—from professionals, from artists and poets, and from children whose lives have been especially unsettled. The contributions come from 17 countries – Argentina, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Trinidad, UK, and US. Contributors included pieces in 9 languages (Czech, French, Greek, Irish, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.These books are produced without any payment to the contributors or the company that illustrated and formatted the book.  We donate all the proceeds to international charitable organisations providing services to families. Both the digital and print versions of the book are now available on Amazon. Here in Australia

Grief and Fatigue: Families and the Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope is truly a global effort. This book includes personal stories, artwork, poetry, and professional advice from 106 contributors. The authors include professionals who assist families in crisis, artists and poets, and especially children (ages 7 to 22) because their lives have been particularly unsettled over the past three years. Our generous contributors come from 28 countries – Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uka. and the United raine, and the United States.

Peer Review Journal

Gutman, Judy and Grant, Jodie, Ethical Conundrums Facing Mediators: Comparing Processes, Identifying Challenges and Opportunities (2017). 35(1) Law in Context 101; La Trobe Law School – Law & Justice Research Paper Series Paper No. 1707.

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Working group submissions

Part of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council Inc (ADRAC) working group tasked with preparing ADRAC’S submission Australian Law Reform Commission – Review of the Family Law System: Response by ADRAC to Issues Paper 48 (IP 48) March 2018

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Public presentations (Selected)

  • 2023 National Mediation Conference, Wellington
    • How trauma informed practice can help DR Practitioners, improve practice and benefit clients
  • 2021 National Mediation Conference, Alice Springs
    • When your boat is leaking – reflective practice during a pandemic – Jodie Grant and Michael Lang
    • Crying in front of the frozen peas – Jodie Grant and Melanie Schroder
  • 2020 Resolution Institute – Michael Lang Webinar –  Excellence in mediation is not an accident: benefits of a reflective practice group – demonstration with Michael Lang
  • 2019 National Mediation Conference, Canberra
    • Critical Reflective Practice – Jodie Grant
    • Workplace Dispute Resolution meets FDR – Jodie Grant and Zandy Fell
  • 2018 seminar, Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution (VADR) and Victorian Association for Restorative Justice (VARJ), “Workplace ADR meets FDR: Exploring where workplace and family issues collide”, Zandy Fell and Jodie Grant.
  • 2017 Webinar, Resolution Institute – From the trenches – using restorative conferencing practices to repair high conflict family disputes.
  • 2016 National Mediation Conference, Queensland.
    • From the trenches – Using restorative conferencing practices as new ways to repair/restore family relationships in high conflict battles – Jodie Grant
    • Real world versus role plays, actors versus clients and the function of internships in creating real mediatorsJodie Grant and Lilia Szarski, Relationships Australia Victoria
  • 2015 ADR Ethics for Practitioners Symposium, La Trobe University, Victorian Dispute Settlement Centre – Presenter

Guest lectures – yearly

  • Melbourne University – to Law students on FDR
  • La Trobe University – to Law students on FDR

DVD – Relationships Australia Victoria Production, Mediator, Mediation Practice