Associate Professor Dip.Soc.Stud, BA, M.Soc.Stud, PhD.
After 36 years as an academic, Dale is an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia where she was previously Head of School, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Program Director for the Masters/Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and the Director of the Centre for Peace, Conflict and Mediation. Since the 1980’s has trained mediators in Australia, Ireland, England, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Fiji, the Philippines and Malaysia, and is a Visiting Professor/Examiner with the Mediation and Conflict Intervention, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
At the 10th National Mediation Conference Dale was dubbed ‘grandmother’ of mediation in Australia and in 2014 was awarded the Michael Klug LEADR Award “for her many, very varied and enduringly significant innovations in the Australasian DR landscape over many years”. She was a founding member, President and Vice President of the World Mediation Forum, is the founding President of the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum and has been re-elected at biannual conferences in Adelaide, Singapore, Suva, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila, has served on three advisory Committees to the Australian Government, is on the International Editorial Board for the Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and is a reviewer for six other prominent journals. She has led many national research teams, including those focused on family violence, elder abuse and elder mediation, and co-edited the book: Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace, Routledge: New York, 2009.
In April 2013, Dale co-convened the 6th World Summit on Mediation with Age-Related Issues in Adelaide and received EMIN’s Sherren Award for leadership in this field. She subsequently established and Chairs the Elder Mediation Australasian Network (www.elder-mediation.com.au) and was a Keynote speaker at EMIN’s 7th World Summit, Halifax, 2014. Dale is a member of EMIN’s Board and Certification Committee.