BA (Hons) (UNE), PhD (Sydney)
Political science

Louise is Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW and previously was based in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney. Her work focuses on advancing gender justice through politics, law and policy. In 2003, Louise received the prestigious Victoria Schuck prize from the American Political Science Association for her first book, Gendering Government (University of British Columbia Press). Her most recent book The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court (OUP, 2016) considers the implementation of the gender mandate of the ICC in its first decade in operation. Louise was an ARC Future Fellow from 2010-14, and has received other research funding through the ARC’s Discovery and Linkage programs and the European Research Council, among others. Louise is on a number of international editorial boards, and is a co-director of the Edinburgh University-based Feminist International Institutionalism Network. In recent years Louise has held fellowships at the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and the European University Institute and visiting positions at Simon Fraser and Leiden universities. Louise is fortunate to be supported in her work by her husband Robert Ridley and two sons, James (13) and Angus (10).

UNSW Australia

Former ARC Future Fellow;

Former Fellow of the Advanced institute for Studies in the Humanities, Universiy of Edinburgh;

Chappell, L. (2016). The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy, Oxford University Press.

Chappell, L. (2014). Conflicting institutions and the search for gender justice at the International Criminal Court. Political Research Quarterly. March 2014 67: 183-196

Chappell, L. Grey, R. and 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. September 7 (3): 455-475.

Chappell, L., Brennan, D. & Rubenstein, K. (2012). Australian Intergovernmental Relations: A Gender and Change Perspective. In P. Kildea, A. Lynch & G. Williams (Eds.). Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government (pp.228-245). Sydney: Federation Press.

Chappell, L. (2013). The State and Governance. In G. Waylen, L. Weldon, K. Celis, & J. Kantola (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook on Gender and Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press