Australasian Animal Studies Association

Hammerton, Dr Zan

Adjunct Lecturer

Southern Cross University
Research interests / activities

The rights of nature; decolonising non-human – human interactions.


Ford, Akkadia and Zan Hammerton (2020) Shifting the anthropocentric paradigms embedded in film and classification (ratings) systems that impact apex species. Animal studies journal 9(2).
Hammerton, Z., Bucher, D., & Page, A. (2019). The influence of protection and temperature on subtropical reef fish assemblages in Cape Byron Marine Park. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(10), 1623-1635.·
Hammerton, Z., & Ford Dr, A. (2018). Decolonising the Waters: Interspecies Encounters Between Sharks and Humans. Animal Studies Journal, 7(1), 270-303. Hammerton, Z., Dimmock, K., Hahn, C., Dalton, S. J., & Smith, S. D. (2012). Scuba diving and marine conservation: collaboration at two Australian subtropical destinations. Tourism in Marine Environments, 8(1-2), 77-90. Hammerton, Z., & Bucher, D. (2015). Levels of intervention–reducing SCUBA-diver impact within subtropical marine protected areas. Journal of Ecotourism, 14(1), 3-20.

Potential areas for research supervision
Human-non human interactions within marine protected areas. Ethics in marine ecotourism.