Dr Albert Kuruvila
Convenor (Social Work), Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD (University of Canterbury), Master of Social Work (Mahatma Gandhi University), Reg. Social Worker
Albert Kuruvila teaches social work theories, social work approaches, community development and cross-cultural social work practice. He is also a registered social worker in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Albert's current research is in the area of nonprofit management and innovative practices in social work education.
Social work education; non-profit management; community development; micro finance; development management; multi-cultural social work practices; social welfare policy analysis.
Non-profit management and governance, cross-cultural social work practice, community development and social work education
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.
Kuruvila, A. (2017). Management of non-profit social service organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. (PhD Thesis, University of Canterbury). Retrieved from https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/15462
Hunt, S. M., Tregurtha, M., Kuruvila, A., Lowe, S., & Smith, K. (2017). Transition to professional social work practice: The first three years. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19(2), 139-154. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11665
Hunt, S. M., Lowe, S., Smith, K., Kuruvila, A., & Webber-Dreadon, E. (2016). Transition to professional social work practice: the initial year. Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education, 18(1), 55-71. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/10913
Kuruvila, A. (2015). Non-governmental organisations (NGOs): Issues of terminology and definitions. Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, 7(1), 29-46.
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 DetailsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room: Tauranga Campus
Phone: +64 7 262 0562