About

Albert Kuruvila is a Lecturer [Teaching Specialist] in Social Work and Human Services, and currently works in the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University (JCU), Bebegu Yumba Campus in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Before joining JCU, he was a lecturer and convenor of the social work programme at University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Teaching
  • WS1005: Human Rights and Social Justice (Level 1; TSV)
  • WS2510: Interpersonal Practice (Level 2; TSV)
  • WS3027: Social Welfare Practice with Children and Families (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Diversity & Intercultural Practice
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • Community Development
  • Social Work Decision Making & Evidence Informed Practice
  • Social Work Education
Teaching
  • Social work decision making
  • Community development
  • Social work research
  • Human rights & social justice
  • Intercultural practice
  • Social work theories & approaches
Experience
  • 2012 to 2021 - Lecturer, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
  • 2017 to 2020 - Programme Convenor, Social Work, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Tutor, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Honours
Awards
  • Satoru Ohtake International Prize in Social Work by School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Canterbury
  • Recipient, New Zealand International Doctoral Scholarship (NZIDRS) funded by Ministry of Education, New Zealand Government
  • 2016 - Nola Campbell eLearning Excellence, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Memberships
  • 2012 - Registered Social Worker, New Zealand
  • 2012 - Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
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