Sonya Stanford

Sonya Stanford is Head of Social Work at UTAS and the recipient of numerous awards recognising her skill teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programs, most prominently in 2011 as the national ‘Best Academic Educator’ awarded by the Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators (2011). Sonya’s research speaks back to risk thinking and risk practices that limit possibilities for supporting vulnerable people. She does this by focusing on how politically and morally conservative approaches to assessing and responding to health and welfare risks limit human rights and generate social misery. For information on her publications and academic activities see

Contact Details

Professor Sonya Stanford
Treasurer for ACHSWE

University of Tasmania

School of Social Sciences

University of Tasmania

Locked Bag 1340

Launceston, Tasmania, 7250

T: +61 03 6324 3720

M: +61 439 768 461