President - Dr Eleonora Gullone
Dr Gullone, currently an adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, is a psychologist with an academic background. Her academic career began in 1991. For much of her career, she has actively engaged in research examining human-animal interactions resulting in many published articles, chapters, conference papers and books. She served as a committee member of Animal Liberation Victoria, and later founded and chaired a group within the Australian Psychological Society focused on promoting positive human-animal interactions. In 2014 she began active engagement with the Animal Justice Party (AJP) and ran as an AJP candidate for the seat of Prahran in the Victorian state election. She also stood as an AJP candidate for the seat of Higgins in the 2016 federal election. In February, 2015 she took on the role of campaign coordinator for the AJP campaign to ban greyhound racing and she founded the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds shortly after that time. She believes that we need to adopt compassionate and cruelty free lifestyle choices, for our own sake and that of all of other living beings on this planet.
Cheryl worked for an energy company for most of her career in CapeTown, London, Singapore and Melbourne. She completed the Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare at Monash in 2007 and is a volunteer member of various animal welfare bodies in Australia as well as the Red Cross. She was involved in corporate governance at a government agency in Melbourne before moving to Brisbane in 2011.