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Dr Henry Kha is Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Conveyancing Law and Practice Course 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 was previously lecturer at the University of Auckland and tutor at the University of Queensland.

Henry has published a monograph with Routledge: A History of Divorce Law: Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years. This research was 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


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 Supervisions

Kailee Cross (MRes), 'The Roles and Rights of Grandparents in Young Children's Lives in Post-Separation Parenting'

Inmaculada Conde (MRes), '"Regard is to be Had": Meaning of Article 7(1) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods from a Legislative History Perspective'

Education/Academic qualification

Juris Doctor, The University of New South Wales

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours), University of Sydney


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