Stuart, Hannah

Stuart, Hannah

Campaign Manager

Humane Society International
Research interests / activities:

I work as Campaign Manager of Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree Australia campaign.

Coming from a political science / animal geography background, I am interested in anthrozoology, critical animal studies, and political ecology more generally. My professional background is in the area of animal testing, while my academic focus is on the representation of non-human animals in policy processes. I am interested in exploring less anthropocentric approaches to environmental and animal protection policy, in promoting effective animal advocacy, and in any opportunities to become more involved in these areas.

I hold an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford. As part of the programme, I focused on animal geographies / critical animal studies, writing on the ethico-political considerations of rewilding; dairy, structural violence and posthumanist feminist theory; badger-advocate relations within the context of UK bTB badger control policies and conservation governance; and more-than-human conservation and animal welfare paradigms.


Conference paper presented at the 9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. Reference: Stuart, H 2014, ‘Cosmetics animal testing in Australia: are normative standards adequate?’, in ALTEX proceedings: Abstracts of the 9th World Congress, Volume 3, No. 1, Springer Spektrum, p. 303. Presentation to the Animal Law Committee (NSW Young Lawyers – The Law Society of New South Wales): ‘Australian Regulation of Animal Use in Research & Teaching: Exploring the regulatory framework surrounding the use of animals in science and education’.

Reading group: Animals & Society Institute member, British Animal Studies Network, Knowing Animals Reading Group