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Helen Bishop is a Kungarakan woman of the Northern Territory, Australia. Her academic focus has been in her professional ambitions to enlarge procedural fairness, dispute resolution, problem-solving and participatory agreement making, specifically to enhance First Nation Australians' access to such services across Australia. Helen champions dispute resolution as a means of closing the gap in service provision as a constructive tool to enable greater access to restorative justice, effective governance and peacebuilding practices. Helen formalised her deep interests in social equity and peacebuilding by obtaining a MA in Conflict Resolution and a Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership. Her aim is to support methods and practices with First Nation Australians in navigating conflict and process managing disputes that would otherwise continue to see them in regular contact with the criminal justice systems; the police, courts, custodial services, family and children’s services, and other challenging or intrusive social deterrents and exchanges. Helen is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and the Winner of the Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Award: A&TSIS Mediator of the Year 2019.