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Katherine J. McLachlan

Teaching Academic and PhD Candidate, Justice and Society, University of South Australia

Katherine McLachlan was a Course Coordinator and Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice at the Law School, University of South Australia. She is currently a PhD Candidate and RTPd Scholarship Recipient.

She has almost 20 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. She currently works with the Australian Centre for Child Protection.

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


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law/Criminal Justice, University of South Australia
  • 2018–2019
    Course coordinator, 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