Henderson, Sophie


Sophie is a migration policy researcher with a PhD in international labour migration and human rights law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is currently a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. Her main research interests include temporary labour migration, gender and migration, and human / labour rights, with a focus on women migrant domestic workers in the Asia Pacific region.


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • University of Auckland

    University, Auckland, New Zealand
    PhD Graduate


The legal protection of women migrant domestic workers from the Philippines and Sri Lanka: an intersectional rights-based approach

Authors Sophie Henderson
Year 2021
Journal Name International Journal of Care and Caring
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1 Journal Article

International Migration, Remittances and COVID-19: Economic Implications and Policy Options for South Asia

Authors Matt Withers, Sophie Henderson, Richa Shivakoti
Year 2021
Journal Name Journal of Asian Public Policy
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2 Journal Article

State-Sanctioned Structural Violence: Women Migrant Domestic Workers in the Philippines and Sri Lanka

Authors Sophie Henderson
Year 2020
Journal Name Violence Against Women
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3 Journal Article

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