I am a criminal lawyer, researcher & author

I advocate for universal access to comprehensive sex-ed: to promise young people a future where their sexual experiences will be free from violence, and their sexual wellbeing safeguarded.

Advocating for universal access to comprehensive relationships and sexuality education:

  • I have been researching, delivering and advocating for the power of this education for about a decade.
  • As a Churchill Fellow, I recently had the chance to get an international perspective. Travelling across Europe and North America in 2019, I researched the implementation of comprehensive relationships and sexuality education as a means of safeguarding sexual wellbeing – in countries that do it well.
  • I regularly write and speak publicly about my research, and am often sought for comment or to deliver addresses.
  • I am the lead for primary prevention projects at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, and am continuing my research in a PhD at Swinburne University.
  • In 2020 I established the Relationships and Sexuality Education Alliance in the Australian Capital Territory.

And so, I am in the unique position of looking in two directions at once.

I work in an institution that can only look back – responding to sexual violence once it has been inflicted.

But I devote the best of my abilities and the opportunities I’ve been privileged with to turning our gaze forward. To lives free from sexual violence and harassment.

I pursue a world where we act on the evidence and ensure all young people have access to the information and education they need – that they deserve – to lead fulfilling lives.



‘Urgent, clear, and pragmatic. This book will help you cut through the chaos and confusion swirling around the “consent” conversation right now. It’s required reading — especially for parents and teachers — but I think young people will get a lot out of it too. From the classroom to the courtroom, Marson has heard and seen it all, and has crafted a fantastic resource that anyone can read and understand. It’s a rallying cry for us to stop failing our young people. It’s a beacon of hope for a brighter, safer, better future for all.’