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Personal profile

Research student supervision

Dr Henry Kha is happy to receive inquiries from potential research students in family law, property law and legal history.

Current HDR Supervision

Kailee Cross (MRes), 'The Legal Recognition of Extended Family Members in Parenting Orders'


Dr Henry Kha is a Lecturer in Law at Macquarie University. His main research interests are family law and property law in Australia, England and New Zealand from both a legal historical and contemporary perspective. He is a member of the Macquarie University Children’s Rights, Participation and Perspectives research stream. Henry is also the Director of the Conveyancing Law and Practice Course and Academic Advisor to Bachelor of Laws students. He was previously lecturer at the University of Auckland and tutor at the University of Queensland.

Henry has a forthcoming monograph A History of Divorce Law: Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years that shall be published by Routledge. This research is partly funded by the Macquarie Faculty of Arts Early Career Research Fellowship and Publication Subsidy Grant. The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History has awarded Henry a grant to research "The Unification of Australian Divorce Law under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959."  He is also the Australian National Rapporteur to the International Academy of Comparative Law for the 2021 Thematic Congress on the theme of “Diversity and Plurality in the Law: Family Forms and Family's Functions.”

Henry completed his PhD from the University of Queensland on “The Reform of English Divorce Law: 1857–1937” with a University of Queensland Research Scholarship.  He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Juris Doctor, and was cited in the Dean’s List for Excellence in Academic Performance. He also graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) in Chinese studies and history, and was awarded the University of Sydney Entry Scholarship.

Henry was a legal associate in the Family Court of Australia. He has a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research interests

  • Family law
  • Property law
  • Legal history

Education/Academic qualification

The University of New South Wales

The University of Queensland

University of Sydney

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