Australasian Animal Studies Association

O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan

Senior Lecturer

University of New South Wales

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Research interests / activities

Siobhan is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  She presents a regular podcast, Knowing Animals, on all things animal and ethics related:

Her latest book, a collection co-edited with Robert Garner is entitled The Political Turn in Animal Ethics, and focuses on the political dimension of the debate about our treatment of nonhuman animals:


O'Sullivan S, 2011, Animals, Equality and Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan. O'Sullivan S; Hadley J, 2013, 'Utilitarianism for the Dog that had Everything', in Hales S (ed.), What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog, Open Court, pp. 285 - 294. Sima Y; O'Sullivan S, 2016, 'Chinese Animal Protection Law and the Globalisation of Welfare Norms', International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 23.
Gelber, Katharine and Siobhan O’Sullivan (2021) “Cat got your tongue? Free speech, democracy and Australia’s ‘ag-gag’ laws”, Australian Journal of Political Science, 56(1): 19-34.

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Knowing Animals
  • O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan