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Dr Timea Tallodi

School of Law
Dr Timea Tallodi
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    +44 (0) 1206 873808

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    5S.6.28, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Friday 3-5pm. Please email, strictly by appointment.



Timea is from an interdisciplinary background and completed her education internationally with the help of various fully-funded scholarships encompassing law, psychology and business.Her specialism is alternative dispute resolution and mediation in particular. Timea trained in mediation and coaching internationally (USA, UK, Ireland, Hungary) and mediated cases at Metropolitan Court Albuquerque, USA, and Family Child Youth Association, Budapest. In the pas few years she has been conducting community meditations in England. She holds a PhD in Law and Psychology from the University of Hull (2015). Her thesis explored participants experiences of interpersonal conflict, mediation and its dynamics, and the impact of mediation on their relationship. Timea's development as a lecturer, researcher and practitioner has taken place in a range of legal jurisdictions, academic disciplines, and professional and social settings.At the start of her career she worked in legal practice (e.g. Ernst and Young Attorneys Budapest), which involved dealing with legal consultancy and dispute resolution primarily in corporate, commercial, civil and employment law. Subsequently, Timea conducted research in different positions, e.g. Research Fellow in Mediation at Julius Rezler Foundation, University of Technology Department of Sociology and Communications,Budapest; Research Assistant in Social Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.She held teaching positions at Universtiy of Salford Business School, University of Hull Faculty of Business, Law and Political Sciences and Peter Pazmany Catholic University Hungary. Timea is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Training Programmes Completed/Attended Training in Coaching and Mediation Sept 2017 Mediation Masterclass at Cmp Resolutions, London Sept 2014 Workshop with Dr Jennifer Beer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth The Craftsmanship of Mediation: Micro-Mastery for Mediators and Facilitators Oct 2012 Master Class in Transformative Mediation with Joseph P. Folger, London Aug 2010 - Dec 2010 Mediation Training at University of New Mexico, USA-Mediation Training (2x3 classes for 6 weeks) through Anderson School of Management Sept 2007 Basic Mediation Training with Lege Artis Education Centre, Budapest Jan 2003-Jul 2006 Training in Coaching at Natura Holisztikum University, Budapest Training in Communication and Workshop Leading Oct 2007 Received training with PRORegion Agency and NLP Institution, Hungary Training in Workshop Leading and Moderator Skills Training in Communication and Partnership Building


  • PhD in Law and Psychology (University of Hull School of Law, 2015)

  • Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, 2010)

  • MSc in Social Psychology (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2007)

  • J.D. full degree in Law (ELTE Budapest Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, 2000)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Mediation Practice

Mediation Theory

Conflict Dynamics


Qualitative Interview Studies

Law from a Psychological Perspective

Conferences and presentations

Tallodi, T. (2020). The mediator’s work and the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions: Exploring the human side of conflict.International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Virtual Conference, July 2020

Invited presentation, 12/7/2020

Tallodi, T. (2019). Enriching the Mediator’s Work and Facilitating Learning Through Phenomenology. International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, July 2019.

Invited presentation, Symposium, Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, Dublin, Ireland, 8/7/2019

Tackling Conflict and Relational Breakdown in Mediation: Insights into an Interview Study with Parties to Workplace Mediation. International Association of Conflict Management (IACM) Conference, co-sponsored by Temple University, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8-11 July 2018

Invited presentation, International Association of Conflict Management IACM Conference 8-11 July, 2018, IACM, Philadelphia, United States, 9/7/2018

Tallodi, T. (2017). Conflict Management in New Light: The Vital Role of Experiencing Individual Intake in Mediation in Overcoming Conflict as a Force. International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference, co-sponsored with the University of Michigan, Berlin, Germany, July 2017.

Berlin, Germany, 2017

Tallodi, T. (2014). Where Next? Creative Insights into Mediation Exploring Parties Lived Experiences. International Mediation and Restorative Practices Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, September 2014.

Maynooth, Ireland, 2014

Tallodi, T. (2014). The Redistribution of Economic and Social Power via Reconsidering Organisational Procedures: Workplace Mediation in a New Light-A Way to Keep Occupational Stress at Bay? AIRAANZ (Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, February 2014.

Melbourne, Australia, 2014

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Legal Skills (LW105)

  • Career Management and Personal Development Skills II (LW211)

  • Legal Advice Case Work (LW250)

  • Legal Ethics and Justice (LW352)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • Employment Law and Practice (LW251)


Journal articles (3)

Tallodi, T., Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis as a Strategy to Understand Hidden Layers of Socio-Legal Research.. The Qualitative Report

Tallodi, T., (2017). Building bridges through learning as mediation parties’ lived experiences: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Mediation Theory and Practice. 1 (2), 155-179

Tallodi, T., (2015). Mediation's Potential to Reduce Occupational Stress: A New Perspective. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 32 (4), 361-388

Books (1)

Tallodi, T., (2019). How Parties Experience Mediation An Interview Study on Relationship Changes in Workplace Mediation. Springer Nature. 3030282392. 978-3030282387

Book chapters (2)

Tallodi, T., (2020). Love of Video Mediation in the Time of Covid-19: An Initial Insight into Benefits and Challenges. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 247- 255. 978-1-5272-6632-2

Fisher-Frank, E., Hansen, L., Harwood, J., Lindsey, J. and Tallodi, T., (2020). Access to Justice: A Discussion. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 205- 206. 978-1-5272-6632-2

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5S.6.28, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Friday 3-5pm. Please email, strictly by appointment.