Dr. Rosemary Howell

Rosemary Howell mediator and senior facilitator and business strategy at Resolve Advisors


Dr. Howell has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer, strategic planner, educator and CEO. She is admitted to practise as a solicitor in Victoria and NSW.

Since 1985 has provided consulting service on planning, facilitation and training to State and Federal government departments and businesses in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, China and South Africa. Her clientele includes in-house counsel, major corporate entities and a large range of professional service businesses including architects, law firms, engineers and accountants.

Rosemary currently teaches Dispute Resolution at undergraduate level and Principled (Interest-based) Negotiation at a Postgraduate level. In 2009, Rosemary proposed the development of a Master of Dispute Resolution and a Graduate Diploma of Dispute Resolution, which have been offered since 2010 at UNSW. In 2011 she was appointed a Visiting Professor at Catholica University in Lisbon where she led the first ADR program delivered in the Masters Program.

Rosemary received a UNSW Law Staff Award and the inaugural LEADR award for significant contribution to ADR (2013). Rosemary is a nationally accredited mediator and has appeared in the International Who’s Who of Mediation since 2013.

In 2005, Rosemary was awarded her Doctorate of Judicial Science (SJD) for her work on Negotiating with Lawyers, a qualitative study of the experiences of those for whom, and with whom, lawyers negotiate.

She currently works at and manages Strategic Resolution

Rosemary is also a consultant to Elker, an anonymous reporting platform.

Areas of expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Facilitation
  • Negotiation