Ms Sonya Hunt

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


About Sonya


Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand; social work profession and registration; health and disability ethics; fieldwork placements; social work decision making; evidence, research and evaluation.

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Hunt, S. (2017). [Review of Why do I need research and theory? A guide for social workers, by Jennifer Anderson-Meger]. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 29(4), 104-105. doi:10.11157/anzswj-vol29iss4id465 Open Access version:

  • Hunt, S. (2017). The social work regulation project in Aotearoa New Zealand. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 29(1), 53-64. doi:10.11157/anzswj-vol29iss1id370 Open Access version:

  • Hunt, S. M., Tregurtha, M., Kuruvila, A., Lowe, S., & Smith, K. (2017). Transition to professional social work practice: The first three years. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19(2), 139-154. Open Access version:

  • Smith, K., Hamerton, H., Hunt, S., & Sargisson, R. J. (2016). Local volunteers respond to the Rena oil spill in Maketū, New Zealand. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 11(1), 1-10. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2015.1009474

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Hunt, Ms Sonya (37) 8919 sonyah WIND.V16 Social Work