Dr. Sonja Grover is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine at Lakehead University who teaches in the area of Special Education and Children’s Human Rights. She also teaches case based modules for the Medical School. She graduated from the University of Toronto with her doctorate in Applied Psychology (Educational Psychology) in 1976. She has taught at various Canadian universities and has worked in diverse applied clinical and educational settings in Canada and New Zealand.
Dr. Grover was the Policy Research and Analysis Consultant for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) project “Improving Services to Youth at Risk in the Russian Federation.”
Her research area is international humanitarian, human rights and criminal law with a focus on children's legal and other fundamental human rights. Her work is directed towards child rights advocacy for various vulnerable child groups internationally. She is author of 13 single-authored books, 1 edited book, 3 edited special issue jounal volumes, 90 refereed journal articles and numerous book chapters. She has presented her research at various national and international conferences including UNESCO.
Dr. Grover is the recipient of Lakehead University's 2012 Distinguished Researcher Award (SSHRC field) in recognition of excellence in research.
Dr. Grover is an Associate Editor of The International Journal of Human Rights and Guest Editor of the Special Issues of The International Journal of Human Rights addressing Women and Children's Human Rights and on the Responsibility to Protect.
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