Scientia Professor Louise   Chappell
Professor

Scientia Professor Louise Chappell

01/09/1998 Doctoral Degree PhD, Political Science, University of Sydney, Australia

01/03/1990 Bachelor Honours Degree (First Class), Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Political Science, University of New England, Australia

Law & Justice
School of Global & Public Law

Scientia Professor Louise Chappell is Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney.

A Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2010-14), Louise’s research interests are in the areas of women’s rights; gender, politics and institutions and comparative federalism and public policy. 

Louise is a UNSW Sydney SHARP hire - an initiative identifying established research leaders to drive up the University's research performance and the number of high-quality and highly cited research publications.

Research areas

Women’s rights, gender and politics from a comparative and international perspective, public policy and federalism.

Positions

Editorial Board member: Australian Journal of Political Science; British Journal of Politics and International Relations; Politics, Groups and Interests

Co-director, Feminist Institutionalism International Network (based at Edinburgh University)

Affiliations and Memberships

Australian Political Studies Association

American Political Science Association

British Political Studies Association

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision

Gender, law and politics; human rights; gender and public policy; comparative federalism.

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision

Josh Gibson, PhD Law, "Effectiveness of State-derived Gender-specific Institutions"

Allison Henry, PhD Law

Anna Hush. "Sexual Assault on Australian University Campus"

Angela Kintominas, Scientia PhD Law, "The Uber-isation of Care? The Gig-economy, Gender, Migration and Care"

Lenka Olejníková, Scientia PhD Social Science, "Conflict Zones and Sexual Violence as Informed by Gender Norms"

Kavitha Suthanthiraraj, PhD Social Science & Policy, "Gender and the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine"

Sophie Yates. PhD Social Sciences. "The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence: A Gender Analysis"

Recent Postgraduate Research Completions

2018. Natalie Galea. "Gender and the Construction Industry" 

2015. Rosemary Grey, PhD Politics & International Relations, "Gender Justice and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court"

2005. Ladan Rahmani, PhD Politics, University of Sydney, "Transformation or Tokenism?: Assessing Gender Mainstreaming in International Organization: The Case of the United Nations Human Rights Agencies"

Recent media

2018. With Elaine Person. Human rights in 2018 - ten issues that made headlines. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/human-rights-in-2018-ten-issues-that-made-headlines-106534

2018. Expert Analysis: How accurate is Trump's 'cesspool' description for the UNHCR?. SBS The Feed. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/expert-analysis-how-accurate-is-trump-s-cesspool-description-for-the-unhrc

2017. With Carolien van Ham and Lisa Hill. Ten things Australia can do to be a Human Rights Hero. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/ten-things-australia-can-do-to-be-a-human-rights-hero-88238

2016. With Natalie Galea. Construction is the last frontier for women at work. Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/comment/construction-is-the-last-frontier-for-women-at-work-20161205-gt4par.html

2013. Justice for Women depends on the International Criminal Court. The Conversation (UK) http://theconversation.com/profiles/louise-chappell-105802/articles

2012. With Rosemary Grey. Simone Gbagbo & the International Criminal Court: The unsettling spectre of the female war criminal. IntLawGrrls Blog. http://www.intlawgrrls.com/search/label/Louise%20Chappell

2012. With Andrea Durbach. ICC deserves help in seeking justice for all. The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/icc-deserves-help-in-seeking-justice-for-all-20120213-1t23x.html

2012. With Rosemary Grey. Tribunal's ruling is real alternative to trial by vigilante. The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/tribunals-ruling-is-real-alternative-to-trial-by-vigilante-20120316-1vaip.html

2011 Coalition has won but women have lost. The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/coalition-has-won-but-women-have-lost-20110330-1cg6u.html

Phone
+61 (2) 9385 9818
Location
153 UNSW Law
  • Books | 2016
    Chappell LA, 2016, The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court, Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations, Oxford University Press
    Books | 2009
    Chappell L; Hill L; Chesterman J, 2009, The Politics of Human Rights in Australia, Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Books | 2006
    Chappell L; Hill L, 2006, Introduction: The politics of women's interests, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203028216
    Books | 2006
    2006, 'No Fit Place for Women?' Women in NSW Politics, 1856-2006, Chappell L; Brennan DJ, (ed.), UNSW Press, Sydney
    Books | 2002
    Chappell L, 2002, Gendering Government: Feminist Engagement with the State in Australia and Canada, Original, UBC Press, Vancouver
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Chappell L, 2020, 'Doing Elite Interviews in Feminist Research: Confessions of a Born-Again Observationist', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences, Springer International Publishing, pp. 129 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46855-2_7
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Chappell L, 2020, 'Re-writing sex and gender in international criminal law', in The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Court, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 363 - 386, https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781785368226/9781785368226.00025.xml
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Chappell L, 2020, 'Lessons Lived in Gender and International Criminal Law', in New Directions in Women, Peace, and Security, Policy Press, https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/new-directions-in-women-peace-and-security
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Chappell L; Grey R, 2019, ''Gender just judging’ in international criminal courts: New directions for research', in Rimmer S; Ogg K (ed.), Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 213 - 239, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-feminist-engagement-with-international-law-9781785363917.html
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Chappell L, 2019, 'Gender just judging’ in international criminal courts: New directions for research', in Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 213 - 240, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-feminist-engagement-with-international-law-9781785363917.html
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Galea NR; Rogan A; Blaxland M; Powell A; Chappell L; Dainty A; Loosemore M, 2017, 'A new approach to studying gender in construction', in Emuze F; Smallwood J (ed.), Valuing People in Construction, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 113 - 129, https://www.routledge.com/Valuing-People-in-Construction/Emuze-Smallwood/p/book/9781138208216
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Galea NR; Chappell L, 2017, 'Excavating informal institutional enforcement through ‘rapid’ ethnography: Lessons from the Australian construction industry', in waylen G (ed.), Gender and Informal Institutions
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Chappell L; Mackay FS, 2017, 'What's in a name? Mapping the terrain of Informal Institutions and Gender and Politics', in Waylen G (ed.), Gender and Informal Institutions, Rowman Littlefield, New York, pp. 23 - 44, https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/gender_and_informal_institutions/3-156-4b66c512-a98d-462b-965a-b9e88806531d
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chappell L, 2016, 'Governing victims’ redress and gender justice at the international criminal court', in The Public Law of Gender: From the Local to the Global, pp. 465 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316481493.021
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Chappell L, 2013, 'The State and Governance', in Waylen G; Weldon L; Celis K; Kantola J (ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 603 - 625
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Chappell L; Jamieson S, 2012, 'A Bill of Rights', in Smith R; Vromen A; Cook I (ed.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 286 - 295, http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521137539&ss=fro
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Chappell L; Brennan DJ; Rubenstein K, 2012, 'A Gender and Change Perspective on Intergovernmental Relations', in Kildea P; Lynch A; Williams G; George (ed.), Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, edn. Original, Federation Press, Australia, pp. 228 - 245
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Chappell L, 2011, 'Working from within: A comparison of feminist intervention in the bureaucracy in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom', in Australia: Economic, Political and Social Issues, pp. 67 - 94
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Chappell L, 2011, 'Nested Newness and Institutional Innovation: Expanding Gender Justice in the International Criminal Cour', in Krook ML; Mackay F (ed.), Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 163 - 180, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=398007
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Chappell L, 2011, 'The Role of the ICC in Transitional Gender Justice: Capacity and Limitations', in Buckey-Zistel S; Stanley R (ed.), Gender in transitional justice, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 37 - 58, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=398458
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Brennan DJ; Chappell L, 2009, 'Women and Gender', in Rhodes RAW (ed.), The Australian Study of Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 338 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-0-230-29684-8
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Chappell L, 2008, 'The International Criminal Court: A new arena for transforming gender justice?', in Rai SM; Waylen G (ed.), Global Governance: Feminist Perspectives, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, pp. 160 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230583931_8
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Chappell L, 2008, 'Women’s Rights and Religious Opposition: The Politics of Gender at the International Criminal Court’', in Abu-Laban Y (ed.), Gendering the Nation State: Canadian Comparative Perspectives, edn. Original, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, pp. 139 - 163
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, ''Women's interests' as 'women's rights': Developments at the UN criminal tribunals and the international criminal court', in The Politics of Women's Interests: New Comparative Perspectives, pp. 217 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203028216
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Working from within: women in the NSW bureaucracy', in 'No Fit Place for Women?' Women in NSW Politics, 1856-2006, edn. Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Chappell L; Brennan DJ, 2006, 'Gender and NSW Politics', in 'No Fit Place for Women?' Women in NSW Politics, 1856-2006, edn. Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Women’s Interests’ as ‘Women’s Rights’: Developments at the UN criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court’', in The Politics of Women's Interests: New Comparative Perspectives, edn. Original, Routledge, pp. 1 - 4
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Brennan DJ; Chappell L, 2006, 'Inaugural Impressions', in 'No Fit Place for Women?' Women in NSW Politics, 1856-2006, edn. Original, UNSW Press, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Chappell L, 2004, 'Feminist engagement with federal institutions: opportunities and constraints for women’s multi-level citizenship’', in Laycock D (ed.), Representation and its Discontents, edn. Original, UBC Press, Vancouver, pp. 65 - 89
    Book Chapters | 2002
    Chappell L, 2002, 'The Femocrat Strategy: Expanding the Repertoire of Feminist Activists', in Ross K (ed.), Women, Politics and Change, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 85 - 98+i+v, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/parlij/55.1.85
    Book Chapters | 1995
    Chappell L, 1995, 'Women’s Policy', in Laffin M; Painter M (ed.), Reform and Reversal: Lessons from the Coalition Government in New South Wales 1988-1995, edn. Original, Macmillan, Melbourne
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Galea N; Powell A; Salignac F; Chappell L; Loosemore M, 2022, 'When Following the Rules Is Bad for Wellbeing: The Effects of Gendered Rules in the Australian Construction Industry', Work, Employment and Society, vol. 36, pp. 119 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017020978914
    Journal articles | 2021
    Grey R; McLoughlin K; Chappell L, 2021, 'Gender and judging at the International Criminal Court: Lessons from 'feminist judgment projects'', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 34, pp. 247 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0922156520000588
    Journal articles | 2021
    Galea N; Chappell L, 2021, 'Male dominated workplaces and the power of masculine privilege: a comparison of the Australian Political and Construction sectors', Gender, Work & Organization, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12639
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kirby E; McLaughlan R; Wallworth L; Chappell L; Bellemore F; Chye R, 2021, 'Connection, comfort and COVID-19 in palliative care', Palliative Care and Social Practice, vol. 15, pp. 263235242110013 - 263235242110013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/26323524211001389
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chappell L; Mackay F, 2021, 'Feminist critical friends: Dilemmas of feminist engagement with governance and gender reform agendas', European Journal of Politics and Gender, vol. 4, pp. 321 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/251510820X15922354996155
    Journal articles | 2020
    Galea N; Powell A; Loosemore M; Chappell L, 2020, 'The gendered dimensions of informal institutions in the Australian construction industry', Gender, Work and Organization, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12458
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wainer Z; Carcel C; Hickey M; Schiebinger L; Schmiede A; McKenzie B; Jenkins C; Webster J; Woodward M; Hehir A; Solomon B; de Costa C; Lukaszyk C; Colville DJ; Dempsey E; Wright GM; Mishra GD; Fisher JRW; Kulkarni J; Mitchell JA; Hutchison K; Thompson K; Jorm L; Chappell L; van der Meulen M; Henry A; DiGiacomo M; Huxley R; Ivers R; Peters S; Rogers WA; Wang X; Norton R, 2020, 'Sex and gender in health research: updating policy to reflect evidence', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 57 - 62.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50426
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nolan J; Chappell L, 2020, 'Foreword to the New Thinking on Business and Human Rights Special Issue', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 26, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2020.1791396
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sellers PV; Chappell L, 2019, 'Gender, conflict-related violence and justice: Patricia V. Sellers in conversation with Louise Chappell', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 25, pp. 357 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2019.1695386
    Journal articles | 2017
    Durbach A; Chappell L; Williams S, 2017, 'Foreword: special issue on ‘transformative reparations for sexual violence post-conflict: prospects and problems’', International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 21, pp. 1185 - 1192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2017.1366622
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chappell L, 2017, 'The gender injustice cascade: ‘transformative’ reparations for victims of sexual and gender-based crimes in the Lubanga case at the International Criminal Court', International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 21, pp. 1223 - 1242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2017.1360006
    Journal articles | 2017
    van Ham CT; Chappell L, 2017, 'Democracy and Human Rights: A Tripartite Conceptual Framework', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 143 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2017.1371927
    Journal articles | 2017
    Marcus M; Chappell L; Durbach A, 2017, '‘Nothing about us, without us, is for us’: victims and the international criminal justice system', International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 21, pp. 1337 - 1346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2017.1361605
    Journal articles | 2015
    Galea N; Powell A; Loosemore M; Chappell L, 2015, 'Designing robust and revisable policies for gender equality: lessons from the Australian construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 33, pp. 375 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1042887
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell LA, 2014, 'Conflicting Institutions and the Search for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court', Political Research Quarterly, vol. 67, pp. 183 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1065912913507633
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell LA, 2014, '“New,” “Old,” and “Nested” Institutions and Gender Justice Outcomes: A View from the International Criminal Court', Politics & Gender, vol. 10, pp. 572 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X14000427
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell L; Durbach A; Odio Benito E, 2014, 'Judge Odio Benito: A view of gender justice from the bench', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 16, pp. 648 - 654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.959290
    Journal articles | 2014
    Waller E; Palmer E; Chappell LA, 2014, 'Strengthening gender justice in the Asia-Pacific through the Rome Statute', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 68, pp. 356 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2014.901295
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell L; Inder B, 2014, 'Advocating for international gender justice', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 16, pp. 655 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.959289
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell L; Brennan D, 2014, 'Introduction: Gendering the intergovernmental relations Agenda', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 73, pp. 357 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12089
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chappell LA; Durbach A, 2014, 'Introduction: The International Criminal Court – A Site of Gender Justice', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 16, pp. 533 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.954368
    Journal articles | 2014
    Durbach A; Chappell L, 2014, 'Leaving Behind the Age of Impunity', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 16, pp. 543 - 562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.941251
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chappell LA; Grey R; Waller E, 2013, 'The Gender Justice Shadow of Complementarity: Lessons from the International Criminal Court’s Preliminary Examinations in Guinea and Colombia', International Journal of Transitional Justice, vol. 7, pp. 455 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijt018
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chappell L; Waylen G, 2013, 'Gender and the Hidden Life of Institutions', Public Administration, vol. 91, pp. 599 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2012.02104.x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chappell L; Curtin J, 2013, 'Does Federalism Matter? Evaluating State Architecture and Family and Domestic Violence Policy in Australia and New Zealand', Publius - the Journal of Federalism, vol. 43, pp. 24 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/publius/pjs030
    Journal articles | 2011
    Chappell L; Costello M, 2011, 'Australian Federalism and Domestic Violence Policy Making', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 46, pp. 633 - 650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2011.623663
    Journal articles | 2011
    Chappell L; Vickers J, 2011, 'Introduction', Politics and Gender, vol. 7, pp. 251 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X11000080
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mackay FS; Kenny M; Chappell L, 2010, 'New institutionalism through a gender lens: Towards a feminist institutionalism?', International Political Science Review, vol. 31, pp. 573 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192512110388788
    Journal articles | 2010
    Chappell L, 2010, 'Comparative Gender and Institutions: Directions for Research', Perspectives on Politics, vol. 8, pp. 183 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1537592709992751
    Journal articles | 2010
    Chappell L, 2010, 'Gender and Judging at the International Criminal Court', Politics and Gender, vol. 6, pp. 484 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X1000022X
    Journal articles | 2008
    Chappell L; Teghtsoonian K, 2008, 'The Rise and Decline of Women's Policy Machinery in British Columbia and New South Wales: A Cautionary Tale', International Political Science Review, vol. 29, pp. 29 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192512107083446
    Journal articles | 2008
    Chappell L, 2008, 'Book Review: Globalization and Feminist Activism, by Mary Hawkesworth', Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, vol. 29, pp. 581 - 583
    Journal articles | 2008
    Chappell L, 2008, 'Book Review: Feminists theorize the state, by Johanna Kantola', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 11, pp. 286 - 287
    Journal articles | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Contesting Women’s Rights: Charting the Emergence of a Transnational Conservative Patriarchal Network’', Global Society, vol. 20, pp. 491 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600820600929853
    Journal articles | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Comparing Political Institutions: Revealing the Gendered “Logic of Appropriateness"', Politics and Gender, vol. 2, pp. 223 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X06221044
    Journal articles | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Comparing Political Institutions: Revealing the Gendered "Logic of Appropriateness"', POLITICS & GENDER, vol. 2, pp. 223 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743923X06211048
    Journal articles | 2006
    Chappell L, 2006, 'Book Review: Just Advocacy? Women’s Human Rights, Transnational Feminisms, and the Politics of Representation, By Wendy S. Hesford and Wendy Kozol', Politics and Gender, vol. 2, pp. 531 - 533
    Journal articles | 2005
    Chappell L, 2005, 'Book Review: Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism: The Czech Republic After Communism, by Jacqui True', Political Science
    Journal articles | 2003
    Chappell L, 2003, 'Women, gender and international institutions: exploring new opportunities at the International Criminal Court', Policy and Society: Journal of Public, Foreign and Global Policy, vol. 22, pp. 3 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1449-4035(03)70011-3
    Journal articles | 2002
    Chappell L, 2002, 'Winding back Australian women’s rights: conventions, contradictions and conflicts', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 37, pp. 475 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1036114021000026364
    Journal articles | 2002
    Chappell LA, 2002, 'The Femocrat Strategy: Expanding the Repertoire of Feminist Activists', Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 55, pp. 85 - 98
    Journal articles | 2002
    Chappell L, 2002, 'The Femocrat Strategy: Expanding the Repertoire of Feminist Activists', Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 55, pp. 85 - 98
    Journal articles | 2001
    Chappell L, 2001, 'Federalism and social policy: The case of domestic violence', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 60, pp. 59 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00198
    Journal articles | 2001
    Chappell L, 2001, 'Federalism and Social Policy: The Case of Domestic Violence', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 60, pp. 36 - 46
    Journal articles | 2000
    Chappell L, 2000, 'Interacting with the state: feminist strategies and political opportunities', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 2, pp. 244 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616740050137456
    Journal articles | 1999
    Chappell L, 1999, 'Book Review: Activism and the Policy Process', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 34, pp. 442 - 442
    Journal articles | 1999
    Chappell L, 1999, 'Book Review: Gender and Citizenship: Politics and Agency in France, Britain and Denmark', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 36, pp. 615 - 616
  • Reports | 2020
    Bennett Moses L; Chappell L; Churches G; Zalnieriute M; Byrnes A; Scully JL; Kemp K; Greenleaf G, 2020, Submission to Federal Attorney General, Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020, https://www.allenshub.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/inline-files/UNSW%20Submission%20to%20AG%20Porter%20re%20COVIDSafe.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Powell A; Galea N; Salignac F; Loosemore M; Chappell L, 2018, 'Masculinity and Workplace Wellbeing in the Australian Construction Industry', in Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researches in Construction Management, Queens University, Balfast, Ireland, UK, pp. 321 - 330, presented at 34th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, Queens University, Balfast, Ireland, UK, 03 September 2018 - 05 September 2018, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/fd40ad046dd020e737446df16e609a9c.pdf
    Reports | 2018
    Galea N; Powell A; Loosemore M; Chappell L, 2018, Demolishing Gender Structures, https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/news/demolishing-gender-structures
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Galea NR, 2018, Built for Men: Institutional Privilege in the Australian Construction Industry
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Galea NR; Powell A; Dainty A; Chappell L; Loosemore M, 2016, 'Are institutional mechanisms responsible for gender equality inertia in the construction industry', presented at 30th AIRAANZ, Sydney, 10 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
    Reports | 2016
    Galea N; Rogan ; Powell A; Loosemore M; Chappell L, 2016, Demolishing gender structures, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59a637bf84c20, http://www.csi.edu.au/media/Construction_Booklet_FINAL2.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Chappell L; Galea NR, 2016, 'Male overrepresentation compared: a view from the Australian political and construction sectors', presented at Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2016, UNSW, Sydney, 26 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Loosemore M; Powell A; Blaxland M; Galea N; Dainty A; Chappell L, 2015, 'Rapid Ethnography in Construction Gender Research', in Raiden AB; Aboagye-Nimo E (ed.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction, Lincoln, UK, pp. 1271 - 1280, presented at 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, Lincoln, UK, 07 September 2015 - 09 September 2015, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/dc4c21ee09164587bbefd953e423d7a3.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Galea NR; Chappell L, 2015, 'Challenges and opportunities in informal institution research', in Challenges and opportunities in informal institution research, Gender and Informal Institutions Workshop, Manchester, presented at Gender and Informal Institutions Workshop, Manchester, 10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Galea NR; chappell L, 2015, 'Masculine Privilege: the tie that binds', in Masculine Privilege: the tie that binds, American Political Science Association, presented at American Political Science Association, 03 September 2015 - 06 September 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Galea NR; Chappell L, 2015, 'The Power of Masculine Privilege: Comparing Male Overrepresentation in the Australian Political and Construction sectors', in The Power of Masculine Privilege: Comparing Male Overrepresentation in the Australian Political and Construction sectors, ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop, Warsaw, presented at ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop, Warsaw, 29 March 2015 - 02 April 2015, http://ecpr.eu/Filestore/PaperProposal/db27f4fd-6ea4-47bc-ab7c-47e851750d69.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Galea N; Loosemore M; Powell A; Chappell L, 2014, 'Gender equity in construction professions: a New Institutionalist perspective', in Raiden A; Aboagye E (ed.), Proceedings of the ARCOM 30th Annual Conference, Portsmouth, UK, pp. 1111 - 1119, presented at ARCOM, Portsmouth, UK, 01 September 2014 - 03 September 2014, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2014-1111-1119_Galea_Loosemore_Powell_Campbell.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Galea N; Powell A; Chappell L; Loosemore M, 2014, 'A New Institutional perspective on gender equity in a large construction company', in West B (ed.), The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2014, The Australian Sociological Association, Adelaide, Australia, presented at TASA Conference 2014, Adelaide, Australia, 24 November 2014 - 27 November 2014, https://www.tasa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Galea_Powell_Chappell_Loosemore.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Powell A; Chappell L; Galea N; Loosemore M, 2014, 'Understanding gender regimes in the construction industry from a new institutionalist perspective.', presented at SWE14 (The Annual Conference for Women Engineers) + ICWES16 (International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists),, , Los Angeles, United States., 23 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Chappell LA; Durbach A, 2013, 'Leaving behind the Age of Impunity: victims of gender violence and the promise of reparations', Vol. 16, pp. 543 - 562, presented at Australia New Zealand Society of International Law Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 04 July 2013 - 06 July 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2014.941251
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Chappell LA, 2013, 'Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: What's New?', presented at European Consortium for Political Science Conference, Bordeaux, 04 September 2013 - 07 September 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Chappell LA, 2013, 'New and Old Gender Rules at the International Criminal Court', presented at American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, 28 August 2013 - 01 September 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Chappell LA, 2013, 'Gender & Judging in the first case before the International Criminal Court', presented at American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, 28 August 2013 - 01 September 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Chappell LA; Grey R, 2013, 'The Gender Justice Shadow of Complementarity', presented at Australia New Zealand Society of International Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 04 July 2013 - 06 July 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell L; Curtin J, 2012, 'Does Federalism Matter? Evaluating State Architecture and Family and Domestic Violence Policy in Australia and New Zealand', presented at International Political Science Association Conference, Madrid, Spain, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/publius/pjs030
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell LA; Curtin J, 2012, 'Does Federalism Matter? Evaluating State Architecture and Family and Domestic Violence Policy in Australia and New Zealand', presented at International Political Science Association Conference, Madrid, 08 July 2012 - 12 July 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell LA, 2012, 'Gender Justice and the Complementarity Regime of the International Criminal Court', presented at International Studies Association Human Rights Conference,, Glasgow, 18 June 2012 - 19 June 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell L; Waylen G, 2012, 'Gender and Informal Institutions', presented at Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, USA
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell L, 2012, 'The Collision Between Gender Bias Norms and Gender Justice Rules in the Lubanga Trial at the International Criminal Court', presented at Intractable Problems and Informal Institutions Workshop, Purdue University, Indiana, USA
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Chappell L, 2012, 'Gender Justice and the Complementarity Regime of the International Criminal Court', presented at International Studies Association Human Rights Conference, Glasgow, Scotland
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Chappell L; Curtin J, 2011, 'State architectures and gendered policy making in Australia and New Zealand', presented at European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Chappell L; Brennan DJ; Rubenstein K, 2011, 'Australian Intergovernmental Relations: A Gender and Change Perspective', presented at Research Roundtable, Faculty of Law, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Chappell L, 2011, 'Forgetting the New: gender justice and the complementarity provisions of the International Criminal Court', presented at American Political Science Association Conference, Seattle, USA
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Chappell L; Waylen G, 2011, 'Gender and the Inner Life of Institutions', presented at British Political Studies Association Conference, London, UK
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Chappell L, 2009, 'Newness and the International Criminal Court', presented at European Consortium for Political Science Gender Conference, Belfast, Ireland
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Chappell L, 2009, 'Implementing the Gender Justice Articles of the International Criminal Court', presented at American Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, Canada
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Chappell L, 2008, 'Comparing Gender and Institutions Across Time and Place', presented at European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, Rennes, France
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Chappell L, 2007, 'Comparative Gender and Institutions: Directions for Research', presented at American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, USA, -
    Conference Presentations | 2005
    Chappell L, 2005, 'Gender mainstreaming in International Institutions: developments at the UN ad hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court', presented at International Studies Association, Hawaii USA
    Conference Presentations | 2004
    Chappell L, 2004, 'Contesting Women’s Rights: The influence of religious forces at UN women’s rights conferences', presented at Australasian Political Studies Association, Adelaide, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2004
    Chappell L, 2004, 'The Contentious Politics of Women's Human Rights: Religious and Cultural Challenges to Women's Equality in the International Arena', presented at American Political Science Association, Chicago, USA
    Conference Presentations | 2003
    Chappell L, 2003, 'Finding space for women’s interests: developments at the UN ad hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court', presented at Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, Hobart, Australia, -
    Conference Presentations | 2002
    Chappell L, 2002, 'Constructing Women’s Rights: Lessons from Australia', presented at Political Studies Association (UK) Proceedings of the Annual Conference, Aberdeen, UK
    Conference Presentations | 1999
    Chappell L, 1999, 'Gender Audit of the Australian Journal of Political Science Volume 1 1999', presented at Australian Political Studies Association Conference Proceedings, Sydney, Australia
    Theses / Dissertations | 1998
    Chappell L, 1998, Political opportunity structures and political strategies: a comparison of the Australian and Canadian women's movements

2017, received the Carole Pateman Award from the Australian Political Studies Association for the best book in gender and politics for The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy (OUP)

2016, elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

2002, awarded the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Shuck Award for the best book in the field of Women and Politics, for Gendering Government (2002, UBC Press)

Research areas

Women’s rights, gender and politics from a comparative and international perspective, public policy and federalism.

Past research projects

Combating sexual violence against women post-conflict through 'transformative' reparations: problems and prospects. Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP140102274

This project, conducted with UNSW Law colleagues Andrea Durbach and Sarah Williams, focuses on the application of reparations for addressing sexual violence in post conflict settings. Working with the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victim's, the research team will consider how reparations have been applied through transitional justice mechanisms in a range of conflict settings, including Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda and draw lessons for the development of the ICC's reparations mandate.

Building gender equity and diversity in the Australian construction industry. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP130100402. 2013-1015.

This project investigates the construction industry's informal gender rules and their role in inhibiting policy measures to improve gender equity and diversity in its professional ranks, and makes innovative recommendations for shifting the stubborn gender imbalance. With Professor Martin Loosemore; Dr Abigail Powell and partners: Lend Lease; Abigroup; Brookfield Multiplex; Australian Human Rights Commission; Diversity Council Australia.

Partner Investigator. Gender and Institutional Change. European Research Council Senior Scholar Award. (Chief Investigator: Prof. Georgina Waylen, University of Manchester). 2012-2017. 

Achieving gender justice: national implementation of the gender provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP0879958

This study offers the first comprehensive explanation of the take-up of the gender articles of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The project provides: an explanation of the global pattern of implementation of the gender-specific articles within state parties; an assessment of the role played by women’s rights organisations in the implementation process; and, an evaluation of the implementation outcomes in order to build new theoretical frameworks which explain the diffusion of international women’s rights norms to the national level.

Research Fellowships and Visiting Appointments

2010-2014: Australian Research Council - Inaugural Future Fellowship - The International Criminal Court and the Protection of Women’s Rights in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts: International Developments and Regional Strategies

2013: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities/School of Social and Political Studies Fellowship - Edinburgh University - Scotland

2011: Australian/European University Institute Fellow - Department of Law - European University Institute - Italy

2011: Hallsworth Fellow - Department of Politics - Manchester University - United Kingdom

2008: Visiting Fellow - Department of Politics - University of Leiden -  Netherlands