Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD).
The ICSD is an organisation of interdisciplinary practitioners, scholars and students from social work, welfare and development studies. It aims to bring about social, economic and environmental improvement in the lives of people and their communities through capacity building.
Dr Palattiyil took up the four-year position in July 2021, finishing in July 2025.
He said: "ICSD is an excellent platform for a critical debate on the global challenges facing humanity and to inform future practice. I hope to contribute meaningfully to these debates and to raise ICSD’s profile globally."
Dr George Palattiyil is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at SPS and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
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More about Dr Palattiyil
With teaching and research experience spanning India, Scotland, Jordan, Uganda and Bangladesh, he is passionate about internationalising the curriculum and cross-cultural learning and in 2019. He won the Best Personal Tutor Award from the Edinburgh University Students’ Association.
He sits on the Board of Directors of Multi-Cultural Family Base, and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. He has served on the British Journal of Social Work editorial board and currently contributes to the Editorial Board of Practice – Social Work in Action and European Social Work Research Journal, as well as the International Committee of JUCSWEC.