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Senior Lecturer, Law and Social Work, RMIT University

Chris Maylea is a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, an experienced mental health social worker and practising lawyer. He is the Chair of the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and the author over 50 peer reviewed publications and reports, as well as Law for Social Work, published by Macmillan in 2020. Chris has managed mental health services and researched extensively in the area of mental health law.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Social Work. Mental Health Lawyer., RMIT University


  • 2015 
    RMIT University, Juris Doctor
  • 2013 
    Charles Sturt University, Doctor of Social Work
  • 2010 
    Charles Sturt University, Master of Human Services Management and Policy


  • 2020
    Law for Social Work, MacMillian