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Morgan Carpenter

PhD candidate in bioethics, University of Sydney

I am executive director of national charity Intersex Human Rights Australia. Current and recent roles include contract work for the World Health Organization, the government of the Australian Capital Territory, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and membership of reference or advisory groups for an Australian Human Rights Commission expert group on protecting the human rights of people born with variations of sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. I was a member of a drafting committee for the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics and I have also consulted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


  • 2009–present
    Human rights defender, Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia)
  • 2018–present
    PhD candidate in Bioethics, Sydney Health Ethics, The University of Sydney


  • 2018 
    Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Master of Bioethics
  • 2004 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Information Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law