Miss Mandy Henningham

A(FA) CSU, BHealthMvt(Spt) ACPE, GCert PubHlth ECU, MHlthSc(Sexual Hlth) USYD
Postgraduate Fellow

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Mandy Henningham is a research student at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre at the University of Sydney. After spending her earlier years studying Fine Arts, she pursued her keen interest in sexology, completing her Master of Health Science (Sexual Health) at the Health Science campus at the University of Sydney.Through this degree, she found her passion to pursue LGBTI and human rights and continues to be a LGBTI rights advocate. To gain a greater insight into health in general, Mandy pursued other degrees in health such as a Graduate Certificate in Public Health and also completed a Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport) which fuelled her passion for health and fitness.

Currently, Mandy works as a PhD student on her own qualitative research project (the long term psychological effects of non-consensual surgical intervention during infancy or childhood on individuals with intersex variations) in addition to leading and assisting with other projects at the WSSHC in the Medical School. Mandy also teaches in both the health science and medical faculties at the university and enjoys mentoring students and tutoring undergraduate students in the ITAS program.

Research interests

  • Sexology
  • Sexual Health
  • Intersex/DSD rights
  • LGBTI rights
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV/STI's
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Sexual Pleasure and Response
  • Mental Health
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • At-risk Behaviours
  • Prevention of Diseases
  • Body image
  • Brain imaging

Teaching and supervision

Mandy has experience teaching/tutoring the following:

  • ​Sociology
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Local and Global Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Sexual Health and Relationships
  • Variations in Sexual Function

Current projects

PhD Project
Born this way: The long term psychological effects of non-consensual surgical intervention during infancy or childhood on individuals with intersex variations

Other projects
- Body Perceptions and Sexuality Among University Students in Sydney
- Exploring knowledge, attitudes and acceptance of HPV vaccination in adolescent males

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