Dorcas Quek Anderson


Society of Mediation Professionals Singapore | Dorcas Quek Anderson

Dorcas Quek Anderson

Assistant Professor in Law

Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law

Mediation Experience

Dorcas has more than a decade of experience as a practising mediator and in dispute resolution research.  Prior to joining academia in 2016, Dorcas was a District Judge in the State Courts for almost seven years, where she conducted mediation and early neutral evaluation for hundreds of civil and criminal cases, contributed to the courts’ mediation policies as well as published extensively concerning dispute resolution. She was earlier an Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court and concurrently Assistant Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC).

Dorcas is an accredited mediator with the International Mediation Institute, Singapore International Mediation Institute, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK) and SMC. Dorcas is a mediator with SMC, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Asian Development Bank and the Global Mediation Panel at the Office of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programmes.

Career Background

  • Certified Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute 
  • Accredited Mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Fellow, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (USA)
  • Co-trainer in Singapore Mediation Centre’s inaugural online mediation course in 2020
  • Completed Advanced Mediation Workshop, Harvard Program on Negotiation, 2019
  • Completed REAL Conflict Coaching Course with Conflict Coaching International, 2015


Master of Laws LLM, Harvard Law School

Bachelor of Laws LLB, National University of Singapore