Morgan Carpenter is an advocate and consultant on bodily diversity issues, and a social policy researcher.
Morgan has played an active role in systemic advocacy on federal anti-discrimination legislation and a Senate committee inquiry into involuntary or coerced sterilisation. Morgan participated in the first intersex expert meeting held by the UN in 2015, has moderated a presentation on intersex to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and helped organise the 2017 retreat where the Darlington Statement, a consensus document by Australian and Aotearoa/NZ intersex organisations and independent advocates, was formulated.
Morgan is also an advisor to the first international Intersex Human Rights Fund, managed by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. He has also advised multiple UN agencies, a Council of Europe inquiry into the rights of intersex people, the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, and the UN Special Rapporteur on health. While opposing the pathologisation of intersex traits as “DSDs”, Morgan has also formally reviewed a “DSD Genetics” research website funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Morgan has qualifications from Coventry and Dublin City University, a Masters in IT from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently taking a Master of Bioethics program at the University of Sydney Medical School Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine.