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Publications and Resources


Mediating Democracy – In this video I explain PaCSIA’s peacebuilding work in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.

Wokabaut Senis – The PaCSIA documentary on how Bougainvillean communities prepare for a peaceful future.


Loode, S., Bougainville Transition Dialogues Phase 2 Annual Report 2021, PaCSIA, 2022. Download the report here.

Loode, S., Bougainville Transition Dialogues Final Report 2020, PaCSIA, 2021. Download the report here.

Loode, S., Bougainville Transition Dialogues Annual Report 2019, PaCSIA, 2020. Download the report here.

Loode, S., Bougainville Referendum Dialogues Final Report, PaCSIA, 2019. Download the report here.

Training Manuals:

Loode, S., PaCSIA Mediation Training Manual, PaCSIA, 2017. Download the manual here.

Publications and conference presentations:

Loode, S. Mediating Democracy: What Australia can learn from Political Dialogue in Bougainville, National Mediation Conference (Canberra, 2019). Access an updated video of the presentation here.

Loode, S. and Lewis, B., ‘This Is Our Story’: Co-authoring community engagement and creating new cultural practices between Australian South Sea Islanders, First Nations Australians and Settler Peoples, National Mediation Conference (Gold Coast, September 2016).

Trenczek, T. and Loode, S., Embedding Mediation and Dispute Resolution into Statutory Civil Law: The Example of Germany, in MacDuff, I. (ed.), Essays on Mediation: Dealing with Disputes in the 21st Century, Wolter Kluwers, 2016.

Loode, S., Inquiry into Practice and Practicing Inquiry: The Intersection of Practice Intervention and Research, in Bretherton, D. and Fang Law, S. (eds.), Methodologies in Peace Psychology, Springer, 2015.

Loode, S., Facilitating non-violent change in complex multicultural communities through structured dialogue, PhD Thesis, The University of Queensland, 2015. Access an electronic version of the thesis here.

Loode, S., ‘Develoment of mediation in Australia and Bhutan’, (2015) 4 Bhutan Law Review.

Loode, S., ‘Book review: Acting together: performance and the creative transformation of conflict’, (2013) 1 (1) Applied Theatre Review 131.

Trenczek, T. and Loode, S., ‘Mediation “made in Germany” – a quality product’, (2012) 23 (1) Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 61.

Loode, S., ‘Peacebuilding in complex systems’, Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, (2011) 18 Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development 68.

Loode, S., ‘Navigating the uncharted waters of conflict resolution education’, (2011) 29 (1) Conflict Resolution Quarterly 65.

Loode, S. and Kakar, N., (eds.), Development, Peace, Security: Curriculum Manual for South Asia and South East Asia, University for Peace, 2010.

Loode, S., Dialogue for Action: Supporting Community Decision-making through Computer-assisted Dialogue, ECCQ Multicultural Summit ’09, Non Presenter Paper, 2009. Download the paper here.

Loode, S., Nolan, A., Brown, M. A., Clements, K., Conflict Management Processes for Land-Related Conflict in the Pacific, Sub-Project 4.1, Land Management and Conflict Minimisation Project, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 2009.

Loode, S., ‘Obligatorische Aussergerichtliche Streitschlichtung – Irrwege und Auswege’ (2006) 85 Betrifft Justiz 263.

Loode, S., ‘Germany – An Experiment with Small Claims Mandatory Conciliation’, (2005) 16 (5) World Arbitration and Mediation Report 153; reprinted in (2005) 8 (1) ADR Bulletin 1.

Loode, S., ‘Intercultural Dialogue in Complex Multicultural Communities’, National Mediation Conference (Sydney, October 2012). Download the paper here.

Loode, S., ‚Community Peacebuilding Through Structured Dialogue and Action Research’, invited presentation Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) (University of Duisburg-Essen Germany, June 2011).

Loode, S., ‘Facilitating Intercultural Dialogue: The Importance of Relationship in Conflict Resolution’, ADR Forum (Brisbane, March 2011).

Loode, S., ‘Young People For Peace: Culturally Respectful Conflict Resolution Training In Schools’, QPS Crime Prevention Symposium (Brisbane, September 2010).

Loode, S., ‚Navigating Uncharted Waters: Culturally Appropriate Conflict Resolution Education with Local Co-Trainers’, 10th National Mediation Conference (Adelaide, September 2010).

Loode, S., ‚Working in Complex Communities: What Peacebuilding Can Learn from Complex Systems Science’, 2010 International Peace Research Association Global Conference ‚Communicating Peace’ (Sydney, July 2010).

Community Dialogue Report:

As part of my PhD research I facilitated a small-group intercultural community dialogue in 2011. Participants of this group discussed some of the barriers which communities and cultural groups in contemporary Australia face in connecting with other groups and communities. They also created a list of goals which would help to overcome these barriers. From the dialogue the group created a report outlining their thoughts and stories. Download a copy of the CDD Community Dialogue Report here.

Peace Skills Facilitator’s Guide:

The Peace Skills Facilitator’s Guide was designed as a resource for schools and youth organisations to run conflict resolution workshops. It contains a variety of experiential learning activities and tips for facilitating and debriefing the activities. The guide was developed as part of the Young People for Peace project by Brisbane City Council and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Download  the Peace Skills Facilitator Guide (YPfP) here.