Katherine J. McLachlan

Lecturer in Law & Criminal Justice, University of South Australia

Katherine McLachlan is a Lecturer in Law (Criminal Justice) at the University of South Australia. She is currently establishing the Bachelor of Criminal Justice (Online).

She has more than 15 years’ experience working in policy and research, primarily relating to child protection, youth justice and violent offending particularly violence against women. She worked for South Australia Police and was the Sexual Assault Analyst for the Australian Institute of Criminology. Katherine holds a Research Masters degree in Law (Victimology) and an Honours degree in Psychology.

Katherine is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law/Criminal Justice, University of South Australia


  • 2007 
    Flinders University of SA, Master of Laws (Research)

Professional Memberships

  • South Australian Representative, Committee of Management, ANZSOC
  • Member, American Society of Criminology