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Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice, RMIT University

Dr Brianna Chesser is an Associate Professor in Criminology and Justice at RMIT University.
Dr Chesser is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. She is also a registered Clinical Forensic Psychologist.

Dr Chesser is the Principal Solicitor of Chesser Lawyers and practices predominantly in criminal law.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, RMIT University
  • 2012–2019
    Lecturer in Law, Australian Catholic University
  • 2010–2012
    Sessional Academic, La Trobe University


  • 2020 
    Swinburne University, Graduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology
  • 2019 
    ISN Psychology, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • 2018 
    University of New England, Diploma of Modern Language (Italian)
  • 2016 
    La Trobe University , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2016 
    Australian Catholic University, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2012 
    Cairnmillar Institute, Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  • 2011 
    Charles Sturt University, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
  • 2011 
    Australian Catholic University, Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • 2010 
    Australian National University , Master of Laws
  • 2010 
    Australian National University , Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2009 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • 2008 
    Australian Catholic University, Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts


  • 2021
    Evidence Commentary and Materials , Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
    Evidence in Practice. , Melbourne: Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
    Stealthing: A Criminal Offence?, Current Issues in Criminal Justice
  • 2018
    Criminal Law and Procedure Handbook, Melbourne: Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
    The Problem-Based Learning Curriculum and the teaching of the Criminal Law: a novel approach or a proven method? , Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association
  • 2016
    Criminal Courts and Mental Illness: The development of problem-solving courts in Australia., Sydney: Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
    The Assessment and Referral Court (ARC) List: Five years on and still changing lives, Law Institute of Victoria Journal
  • 2015
    The assessment and referral court list program in the Magistrates Court of Victoria: An Australian study of recidivism, International Journal of Law, Crime, and Justice
  • 2015
    The Art of Musical Borrowing: A Composers Guide to the Current Copyright Regime Five Years on from Larrikin, Musicology Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • AHPRA approved Psychology Supervisor (Primary and Secondary)
  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, AHPRA