Dr Albert Kuruvila

Qualifications: PhD (University of Canterbury), Master of Social Work , Reg. Social Worker

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About Albert

Albert Kuruvila teaches social work theories, social work approaches, community development, evidence based decision-making and inter-cultural social work practice.

Albert's current research interests are diversity & intercultural practice, nonprofit organisations and community development, and social work education.


Social Science Research; Social Work

Social Work Education; Non-Profit Organisations; Community Development; Diversity; Inter-Cultural Practice

Research Interests

Diversity & Intercultural  Practice; Non-profit Organisations & Community Development and Social Work Education

Featured Publications

Kuruvila, A. (2015). Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Issues of Terminology and Definitions. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, 7(1), 29-46.

Kuruvila, A. (2013). Self-health checkup for nonprofit organisations. Better Boards Quarterly, 11, 1-8.

Recent Publications

  • Kuruvila, A. (2021). Dealing with Diversity: An Inside Job. In Bay of Plenty District Health Board Psychosocial Forum, Tauranga.

  • Kuruvila, A. (2021). There's no such thing as race, but racism is real: Panel discussion. In University of Waikato, Tauranga, New Zealand.

  • Kuruvila, A. (2020). Modern-day slavery: Patterns of Indian migrant exploitation in New Zealand. In Dyuti 2020: Conference on Migration. Conference held at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala, India.

  • Kuruvila, A. (2020). Workshop on Social Science Research Designs. In Rajagiri College of Social Sciences(Autonomous), Kerala, India.

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Papers Taught


Albert enjoys supervising honours students enrolled in SOCWK 490.

Associations and Memberships

Reg. Social Worker

Member-Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers(ANZASW)

Life Member- Indian Council of Social Welfare (ICSW)

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: Tauranga Campus
Phone: +64 7 262 0562