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.

  • WS1005: Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Law (Level 1; TSV)
  • WS2121: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice (Level 2; TSV & CNS)
  • WS2513: Community Work (Level 2; TSV)
  • WS3513: Developing Research Proposals (Level 3; TSV)
  • WS4005: Conducting Research and Program Evaluation (Level 4; TSV)
  • WS4503: Social Work and Mental Health (Level 4; TSV & CNS)
  • WS5611: Professional Development for Social Work Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • Diversity & Intercultural Practice
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • Community Development
  • Social Work Decision Making & Evidence Informed Practice
  • Social Work Education
  • Social work decision making & Evidence Informed Practice
  • Community development
  • Social work research
  • Human rights & social justice
  • Intercultural practice
  • Social work theories & approaches
  • 2023 to present - BSW & BSW [Honours]Course Coordinator, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2022 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 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)
  • Emerging Research Scholar by Tangata Whenua Community and Voluntary Research Centre
  • Recipient, New Zealand International Doctoral Scholarship (NZIDRS) funded by Ministry of Education, New Zealand Government
  • Satoru Ohtake International Prize in Social Work by School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Canterbury
  • 2022 - Inclusive Practice Award, JCU
  • 2016 - Nola Campbell eLearning Excellence, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Life Member, Indian Council of Social Welfare
  • 2022 - Full Member, Australian Association of Social Workers
  • 2012 - Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
  • 2012 - Registered Social Worker, New Zealand

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