Dr Zoei Sutton


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Bedford Park (SSS353)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Zoei Sutton is a sociologist specialising in qualitative research with both human and nonhuman animals. Her work has focussed on critically exploring human-animal relationships, drawing on her sociological expertise to analyse the relationships between human and nonhuman animals through qualitative interviews, observation and media analysis. Through this research she has examined both micro and macro levels of society to understand the nuances of everyday relationships as experienced by participants, and how these reflect and inform a broader social context. Her research interests include critical animal studies, human-animal-environment entanglements, anthropocentrism, social inclusion, the complexity and intersectionality of inequality and inclusive methodologies.


Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology) Flinders University, 2019

Bachelor of Arts Honours (Sociology) Flinders University, 2013

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology major) Flinders University, 2012

Key responsibilities

Zoei is a research fellow in the Climate and Sustainability Policy Research Group at Flinders University where she contributes to evidence-based, multidisciplinary work to support policymakers and practitioners respond to rapid social and environmental change.

Topic coordinator
SOCI1010 Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCI3047 Shaping the Future
SOCI2025 Social Scientific Research: Design, Methods and Ethics
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Sociology of human-animal relations (2)
Associate supervisor: Environmental policy (1)
Expert for media contact
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Media expertise
  • Animal welfare
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