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Professor Melinda Edwards Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Melinda Edwards


  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture Change
  • Female Speaker
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Reconciliation
  • Relationships
  • Strategy and Planning

Melinda Edwards was a litigator, Professor of Law, Assistant Dean and Managing Director of her own International Consultancy business before joining the Graduate School of Business in 2019. She has been nationally recognised for her teaching excellence and has designed and taught university courses in: Equity and Trusts; Civil Procedure; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Clinical Negligence; Business Law and Negotiation Strategies, also publishing extensively in these areas including a number of textbooks in Equity and Trusts Law.

She has also custom-designed corporate education programs for a range of sectors including mining and resources, the legal and medical professions, government, banking and NGOs. She also has extensive international experience including projects in Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, The Czech Republic and Papua New Guinea.

Melinda teaches Negotiation, Leadership and Business Law in the Graduate MBA and EMBA programs, is an Executive Coach and leads the Ethical Leadership in Practice series for QUTeX.

Keynote Titles

  • It’s a Jungle Out There! - Conflict Resolution in the workplace
  • Navigating the Sea of Conflict – Storms, Icebergs and Pirates!
  • How well do you communicate with your team? Using difficulties to build trust
  • It’s a Jungle Out There! – Dealing with High Conflict Personalities


Melinda's presentation was not only motivational and extremely engaging, she entertained the audience with an uplifting, positive and humorous narration that both students and young professionals could aspire to. ... Melinda's infectious lust for life and ability to story-tell made our early morning breakfast such a success.



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