Associate Professor & Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University

Dr Nicola Henry is Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Research at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). She has 20 years’ experience in research on sexual violence in both international and domestic criminal justice realms with a focus on post-conflict justice (war crimes trials, civil society tribunals), rape law reform, sexual assault on university campuses and technology-faciliated sexual violence. She is currently a Chief Investigator (with Drs Asher Flynn and Anastasia Powell) on a Criminology Research Grant (CRG) examining image-based sexual abuse in the Australian context (2016-17). She is also Chief Investigator (with Drs Asher Flynn and Anastasia Powell; and Professors Clare McGlynn, Erika Rackley and Nicola Gavey) on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project on image-based sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand and the UK (2017-2020).

Previously, she was a Chief Investigator with Dr Anastasia Powell on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project that examined technology-facilitated sexual violence against adults (2013-16).

Nicola has published widely in the sexual violence field, including in international journals such as Violence against Women, Social & Legal Studies, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. Her books include: War and rape: law, memory and justice (Routledge, 2011), Preventing sexual violence: interdisciplinary approaches to overcoming a rape culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, with Dr Powell), Rape justice: beyond the criminal law (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,with Drs Powell and Flynn)), and Sexual violence in a digital era (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017, with Dr Powell).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies, La Trobe University


  • 2005 
    University of Melbourne, PhD