Personal details

Ms Donna Cooper
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
+61 7 3138 1094
+61 7 3138 1775
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Identifiers and profiles

Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Nationally accredited mediator mediator, Australian Mediation Association;  Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department; Member Queensland Law Society, ADR Committee; Member Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland; Member Family Law Section of Law Council of Australia; Member Australian Mediation Association; Member Queensland Law Society Family Law Specialist Accreditation Committee 2003-2014.


Dispute Resolution, Family Dispute Resolution, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Family Mediation, Family law

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Background Donna joined the Law Faculty in January 2001. She commenced her legal career when she completed Articles of Clerkship at Cooper, Grace and Ward and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in 1989. She then practised exclusively in family law at the law firms Cooper, Grace and Ward and McInnes, Wilson & Jensen. Subsequently, Donna worked at Legal Aid Queensland as the Coordinator of their Dispute Resolution Section, managing the family law conference program throughout Queensland. Prior to joining the QUT Law Faculty, Donna worked as a Senior Research Assistant in the Griffith University Law Faculty, Family Law Research Unit. Donna is a nationally accredited mediator and an accredited family dispute resolution practitioner. She is on the panel of chairpersons for family law conferences at Legal Aid Queensland and is also an experienced workplace mediator.  She is a current member of the Queensland Law Society ADR Committee and was previously a member of the Queensland Law Society Family Law Specialist Accreditation Committee from 2003 to 2014. To view some of Donna’s publications see:,_Donna.html Research interests

  • Family law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Family Dispute Resolution
This information has been contributed by Ms Donna Cooper.


This information has been contributed by Ms Donna Cooper.


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