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