Allison Henry

Allison Henry

Postgraduate Research Student
BA LLB (Macquarie University), M Int S (Hons) (University of Sydney), M Int L (with merit) Australian National University)

PhD Candidate & Research Assistant & Managing Editor, Australian Human Rights Journal

Allison Henry commenced as a PhD candidate with the Australian Human Rights Institute in 2018. Her PhD is focused on regulatory responses to sexual assault and sexual harassment in Australian university settings. Allison’s doctoral studies follow on from her role as the Campaign Director of The Hunting Ground Australia Project from 2015 to 2018 – a collaborative impact campaign that was instrumental in raising awareness of sexual violence on Australian university campuses.

Allison has been the Managing Editor of the Australian Human Rights Journal since August 2020. Allison was the project researcher on the Institute's pilot project, Understanding University Responses to HDR Candidate-Supervisor Relationship Challenges, with a research team from UNSW and the University of Melbourne.

Allison has led her consulting firm, Millwood Consulting, since 2012 – primarily working with not for profit and non-government organisations on public policy projects. Her previous roles include five years as a Ministerial advisor in the federal parliament and three years as National Director of the Australian Republican Movement.

Areas of research

Human Rights, Sexual Violence, National and international politics, Advocacy and civil society


Andrea Durbach, Louise Chappell

Publications and presentations

‘Responses to sexual violence in Australian universities’, Human Rights Defender, Volume 28 Issue 3 (Nov 2019)