I’m Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, an applied sociologist of Latin-Australian background. I hold a PhD in Sociology. I work as the Director (Evidence to Action) with Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, a not-for-profit established to eliminate violence against women and their children. I am also an Adjunct Research Fellow with Swinburne University.
I began my career as an academic before joining the Australian Public Service leading interdisciplinary research teams. Later I led the research team for an environmental health and safety investigation commissioned by state government, and then worked as a research and social media consultant. Most recently I managed the Australian Academy of Science’s national program to increase gender equity and diversity across higher education and research organisations.
I specialise in analysing issues of gender and sexuality, culture, discrimination and diversity in the workplace, social media, environmental health and safety, and interdisciplinary research.
I support the careers of sociology graduates via my not-for-profit Sociology at Work, which I founded in 2009. I also co-manage several other not-for-profit groups serving public education, science literacy and environmental awareness.