Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan

Honours Program Coordinator
PhD
School of Social Sciences

Contact

(02) 938 50689
Room G20, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus

Consultation

By appointment
Fields: Public Policy, Social Policy
Tags: Employment Services, Environmental Services

Research

Dr. Siobhan O'Sullivan undertakes research into the delivery of contracted employment services in Australia, the UK, and around the world. She has a broad interest in the welfare state and 'mission drift'. She also has an ongoing interest in animal welfare policy and environmental ethics. You can listen to Siobhan podcast 'Knowing Animals' by clicking here: http://knowinganimals.libsyn.com. 

Publications

    Books

    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S, 2015, Introduction: Contracting-out Welfare Services: Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119016458.ch0
    • Considine M;Lewis JM;O'Sullivan SS;Sol E, 2015, Getting Welfare to Work: Street level governance in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198743705.do
    • O'Sullivan S, 2011, Animals, Equality and Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan

    Book Chapters

    • O'Sullivan S, 2016, 'Animals and the Politics of Equity', in Garner R; O'Sullivan S (ed.), The Political Turn in Animal Ethics, Rowman & Littlefield International, http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/the-political-turn-in-animal-ethics
    • Hadley J;O'Sullivan S, 2013, 'Utilitarianism for the Dog that had Everything', in Hales S (ed.), What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog, Open Court, pp. 285 - 294, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/what_philosophy_dog.htm
    • Ross S;O'Sullivan S, 2013, 'The World Trade Organisation (WTO)', in Linzey A (ed.), The Global Guide to Animal Protection, University of Illinois Press
    • O'Sullivan S, 2009, 'Australasian Animal Protection Law and the Challenge of Equal Consideration', in Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue, Federation Press, pp. 108 - 127
    • O'Sullivan S, 2007, 'Legislation – History (International) of Animal Welfare Policy', in Encyclopaedia of Human-Animal Relations: a global exploration of our connections with animals, Greenwood, pp. 1000 - 1007

    Journal articles

    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S;Nguyen P, 2018, 'The Policymaker's Dilemma: The Risks and Benefits of a ‘Black Box’ Approach to Commissioning Active Labour Market Programmes', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 52, pp. 229 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12309
    • Considine M;Nguyen P;O Sullivan S, 2017, 'New public management and the rule of economic incentives: Australian welfare-to-work from job market signalling perspective', Public Management Review, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1346140
    • O'Sullivan S;McCausland M;Brenton S, 2017, 'Animal Activists, Civil Disobedience and Global Responses to Transnational Injustice', Res Publica: a journal of legal and social philosophy, vol. 23, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11158-017-9361-6
    • Nguyen P;Considine M;O’Sullivan S, 2016, 'Welfare-to-work: experience in the emerging Vietnamese welfare state', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol. 38, pp. 270 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23276665.2016.1253957
    • Cochrane A;Garner R;O'Sullivan S, 2016, 'Animal ethics and the political', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2016.1194583
    • Sima Y;O'Sullivan S, 2016, 'Chinese Animal Protection Law and the Globalisation of Welfare Norms', International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744552315000348
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S;Nguyen P, 2015, 'Governance, Boards of Directors and the Impact of Contracting on Not-for-profits Organizations - An Australian Study', Contracting-Out Welfare Services: Comparing National Policy Designs for Unemployment Assistance, pp. 55 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119016458.ch3
    • Gallet W;O'Flynn J;Dickinson H;O'Sullivan S, 2015, 'The Promises and Pitfalls of Prime Provider Models in Service Delivery: The Next Phase of Reform in Australia?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, pp. 239 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12120
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S, 2014, 'Introduction: Markets and the new welfare - buying and selling the poor', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 48, pp. 119 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12052
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S;Nguyen P, 2014, 'Governance, Boards of Directors and the Impact of Contracting on Not-for-profit Organizations - An Australian Study', Social Policy & Administration, vol. 48, pp. 169 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12055
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S;Nguyen P, 2014, 'New public management and welfare-to-work in Australia: Comparing the reform agendas of the ALP and the Coalition', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 49, pp. 469 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2014.931343
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S;Nguyen P, 2014, 'Mission drift?: The third sector and the pressure to be businesslike: Evidence from job services Australia', Third Sector Review, vol. 20, pp. 87 - 108, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=535390979767726;res=IELHSS
    • O'Sullivan S;Creed B;Grey J, 2014, ''Low down dirty rat’: popular and moral responses to urban wildlife living in suburban Melbourne', Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism, vol. 2, http://www.ledonline.it/index.php/Relations/article/view/673
    • McCausland C;O’Sullivan S;Brenton S, 2013, 'Trespass, Animals and Democratic Engagement', Res Publica, vol. 19, pp. 205 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11158-013-9214-x
    • Otter C;O'Sullivan S;Ross S, 2012, 'Laying the Foundations for an International Animal Protection Regime', Journal of Animal Ethics, vol. 2, pp. 53 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.5406/janimalethics.2.1.0053
    • Considine M;O'Sullivan S, 2012, 'Les réformes de l’activation des aides aux chômeurs en Australie', Informations sociales, vol. 3, pp. 148 - 148, http://www.cairn.info/resume.php?ID_ARTICLE=INSO_171_0028
    • Ellis C;McKay R;O'Sullivan S;Twine R;Weller K, 2012, 'The animals & society institute fellowship: Catalyzing work in human-animal studies', Society and Animals, vol. 20, pp. 117 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853012X631333
    • O'Sullivan S;Bennison R, 2011, 'Riding the crest of a human-animal studies wave', Society and Animals, vol. 19, pp. 333 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853011X589990
    • Considine M;Lewis JM;O'Sullivan S, 2011, 'Quasi-markets and service delivery flexibility following a decade of employment assistance reform in Australia', Journal of Social Policy, vol. 40, pp. 811 - 833, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279411000213
    • Hadley J;O'Sullivan S, 2009, 'World poverty, animal minds and the ethics of veterinary expenditure', Environmental Values, vol. 18, pp. 361 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096327109X12474739376578
    • O'Sullivan S, 2008, 'Transparency in Australian animal research regulation – How are we doing?', Australian Animal Protection Law Journal, vol. 1, pp. 15 - 35
    • O'Sullivan S, 2007, 'Advocating for animals equally from within a liberal paradigm', Environmental Politics, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010601073390
    • O'Sullivan S, 2006, 'Transparency and Animal Research Regulation: An Australian Case Study', Journal of Critical Animal Studies, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 15, http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/volume-iv-issue-i-2006/

    Conference Papers

    • Brenton S;McCausland C;O'Sullivan S, 2013, 'Piracy, Animals and Democratic Engagement: The Limits of Civil Disobedience at Sea', in Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2013, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2013, Murdoch University, presented at Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2013, Murdoch University, 30 September - 02 October 2016
    • O'Sullivan S;Considine M;Lewis JM, 2009, 'John Howard and the Neo-liberal Agenda: The regulation and reform of Australia’s privatised employment services sector between 1996 and 2008', in Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2009, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2009, Macquarie University, presented at Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2009, Macquarie University, 28 - 30 September 2009
    • O'Sullivan S, 2006, 'Conflict and Coherence within the Australian Animal Protection Movement', in Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2006, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2006, Monash University, presented at Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Conference 2006, Monash University, 25 - 27 September 2006
    • O'Sullivan S, 2005, 'Animal Research Policy, Public Perceptions, and the Problem of Transparency', in Beyond Fragmented Government: Governance in the Public Sector, Beyond Fragmented Government: Governance in the Public Sector, Victoria University, presented at Beyond Fragmented Government: Governance in the Public Sector, Victoria University, 04 - 07 April 2016

    Reports

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Other information

You can listen to my podcast Knowing Animals free here: http://knowinganimals.libsyn.com.

You can follow me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Siobhan-OSullivan-1437453473192433/.

You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/so_s.

You can learn more about my employment services research here: http://ssps.unimelb.edu.au/research/employment-services-research-projects.

And you can read my articles in the Conversation here: https://theconversation.com/profiles/siobhan-osullivan-1648/articles.