Portrait of Siobhan O'Sullivan

Siobhan O'Sullivan

Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan is a research fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in animal protection issues including the structure and functionality of animal welfare laws.

Dr. O’Sullivan has published widely on animal issues, including articles in Environmental Politics and Environmental Values.

She is a member of the Knowing Animals Past and Present research team at the University of Melbourne. The team conducts interdisciplinary research into animal issues and hosts a monthly reading group.

Animals, Equality and Democracy is Dr. O’Sullivan’s first book. It describes inconsistencies in animal welfare laws and explores the relationship between the community seeing animal suffering and opposing it. She argues that the way we construct animal welfare laws is not consistent with liberal democratic values.

Siobhan O’Sullivan is a member of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.