Professor & Deputy Dean | Deakin Law School
Marilyn McMahon is a Professor and Deputy Dean at Deakin Law School. She is also a registered psychologist. Her scholarship and publications are primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure. She is a co-author of a textbook in Criminal Law and co-edited a book dealing with the increasing recognition of coercive control in criminal justice responses to family violence (Criminalising Coercive Control: Family Violence and the Criminal Law, with P McGorrery). She has presented papers at international and national conferences and seminars and in 2018 was awarded a Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellowship. In addition to her academic work, Marilyn has been appointed to several independent statutory bodies including the Mental Health Tribunal, the Forensic Leave Panel and the Intellectual Disability Review Panel. She is also a member of the Australian Forensic Reference Group, a diverse group of scientists from various disciplines who provide independent advice to Victoria Police. Marilyn earned her Doctorate in Law from La Trobe University, a Master of Forensic Psychology and Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Monash University, and a B.A.(Hons) in Psychology and LL.B from the University of Melbourne.