Excelsia College

School of Social Work

Academic staff | Bonny Cotter | Excelsia College

Field Education Supervisor

 Bonny Cotter 

 social work supervisor and practitioner 

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604




Biographical details

 Bonny Cotter is a social work supervisor and practitioner, with over twenty-five years’ social work experience in both government and community organisations. She is currently working as Program Manager at Bridging the Gap in Western Sydney, delivering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families within the local community, promoting partnerships and developing organizational policy. Bonny has also trained and worked as a music therapist within the disability and aged care sector and delivered group music therapy programs to parents and children to strengthen attachment and address trauma. 

Profile of Bonny Cotter


 Bonny completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales in 1985. She also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Creative Music Therapy (Nordoff-Robbins) in 2003. Bonny also holds a Diploma in Community Service Co-ordination and a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma (Australian Childhood Foundation) 

Research interests

 Bonny is particularly interested in trauma informed practice, creative and expressive therapies, human rights and ethics. 


 Bonny is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.