Reece Cossar

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) Candidate; Research Assistant


Reece commenced his Doctor of Psychology (Clincical and Forensic) in 2016, under the supervision of Professor James Ogloff from the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Associate Professor Mark Stoové. His work focuses on reoffending and mental health in a population of people who inject drugs. As part of his Doctor of Psychology, Reece is working on the PATH Cohort Study using record linkage.

Reece took a chance and ran away with the circus, then ran away from the circus to pursue a career in public mental health. He has a background in youth engagement and health promotion working with the International AIDS Society for AIDS2014, Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS, and Whitelion.

Reece joined the Burnet in 2015 as an Honours student working under the supervision of Paul Dietze, Daniel O’Keefe and Associate Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia from the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University.


  • Provisional Psychologist


  • 2015 – BSco.Sci (Psychology), RMIT
  • 2016 – BA (Honours) (Psychology), Monash University


  • 2016 - Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
  • 2015 - New Colombo Plan

Projects (3)

Current (2)

  • Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration

  • IDRS: Illicit Drug Reporting System

Past (1)

  • PATH Cohort Study

Publications (6)

2021 (3)

2020 (1)

2018 (2)

News Articles (2)

2019 (1)

2018 (1)