Morgan Carpenter is a bioethicist, advocate, and consultant on bodily diversity issues, a Justice of the Peace in NSW, and a graduate and PhD candidate in bioethics at Sydney Health Ethics, the University of Sydney.
An intersex man, Morgan is a co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, founder of the Intersex Day project and creator of the intersex flag. Current roles include membership of an Australian Human Rights Commission expert group on protecting the human rights of people born with variations of sex characteristics in the context of medical interventions.
Morgan plays an active role in systemic advocacy on legislative, regulatory and clinical reform. He participated in federal inquiries on discrimination and involuntary or coerced sterilisation in 2012-3, and the first expert meeting held by the UN on ending human rights violations against intersex persons in 2015. During 2017, Morgan was a member of a drafting committee for the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. He has also consulted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. While opposing the pathologisation of intersex traits as “DSDs”, in 2013 Morgan formally reviewed a “DSD Genetics” research website funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Morgan has qualifications from Coventry, Dublin City University, UTS, and a Master of Bioethics from the University of Sydney. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law.