I’m Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, a Peruvian-Australian woman (also Latin-Australian), and an applied sociologist. I hold a PhD in Sociology and have around 20 years’ experience in research, policy and consultancy. I work as a senior policy researcher. 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 managed the research team for an environmental health and safety investigation commissioned by state government, and then worked as a research and social media consultant. I also developed and implemented the Australian Academy of Science’s national program to increase gender equity and diversity across higher education and research organisations. Most recently, I have been working in consultancy and social policy.
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.
I acknowledge and pay respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of Country where I live, in the city we now call Sydney.