Professor Bernadette McSherry

  • Professor Bernadette McSherry

    Honorary Adjunct Professor


Professor Bernadette McSherry is the Foundation Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne. She is an internationally recognised legal academic in the fields of criminal law and mental health law and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She became an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in December 2007.

Professor McSherry is President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, a legal member of the Victorian Mental Health Tribunal and a member of the Mental Health Law and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Professor McSherry has been the recipient of six Australian Research Council grants, two Criminology Research Council grants and numerous consultancies. She has been a member of the Victorian government's Criminal Law Justice Statement Advisory Group, the Expert Advisory Panel, Victorian Government Courts and Programs Development Unit and the Consultative Committee for the Victorian Law Reform Commission's Review of Guardianship Legislation. In 2015, she was appointed by the Victorian Government to an Expert Panel reviewing the detention and supervision of serious sex offenders. She has co-authored Issues Papers for the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council and the Law Reform Commission of Victoria and is the author/editor and co-author/co-editor of ten books, 25 book chapters and over 150 journal articles.

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