International Advisory Board

To ensure that Encyclopedia of Social Work Online is relevant to the international social work community, Oxford University Press and the National Association of Social Workers are partnering with social work associations and professional societies across the globe to form an International Advisory Board.

Representatives from partner associations will advise the project on behalf of their organization and local social work community. As part of this collaboration, Board members will provide periodic reviews of the Encyclopedia’s content coverage with the aim of recommending new articles and suggesting local experts as contributing authors. The International Advisory Board will help the Encyclopedia of Social Work stay focused on topics that matter to social workers, no matter where they live.

The program will grow as we form new partnerships, so check back for the latest news!




Advisory Board Members

Colleen Lundy, Ph.D.

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Colleen Lundy, Ph.D. (Canadian Association of Social Workers)is a social work professor at Carleton University, Canada. Her research and writing have focused on the history of social work in Canada, the structural approach to social work, violence against women and the impact on women during economic transitions. Among her publications is One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the Profession in English Canada 1900-2000, the first complete history of social work in Canada (with Therese Jennissen). A 2nd edition of her book, Social Work, Human Rights and Social Justice: A Structural Approach to Practice, (University of Toronto, 2011) makes an important contribution to the understanding of structural social work and a social justice/human rights perspective. Her research on women, particularly gender violence, includes projects in Sweden, Russia and Cuba. Her current research focuses on the history and current realities of social work in the far north (Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon). 

Raymond Taylor

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Raymond Taylor (British Association of Social Workers) is the Community Social Work Manager in one of Scotland’s largest local authorities. He is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the University of Strathclyde and a consultant with the University of Cornell’s Family Life Development Centre. He was head of workforce development and regulation with the Scottish Social Services Council from 2001 – 2006. He served on a range of Scottish and U.K.government bodies concerned with strengthening the social services workforce. He served as Acting Director of the Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society and has contributed to UNICEF funded projects developed in conjunction with the Vietnam and Macedonia governments on initiatives to raise standards of child care practice. He co-edited two books on Early Professional Development for Social Workers (Venture Press, 2011) and Children’s Services: Working Together (Pearson, 2012).  

Karen Healy, Ph.D.

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Karen Healy, Ph.D.(Australian Association of Social Workers) is Professor of Social Work at the University of Queensland and National President of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She has written four books and more than 60 articles on social work theory and practice and is probably best known for her book Social Work Theories in Context: Creating Frameworks for Practice, which has been translated into several languages.  She has active research collaborations on international comparative social work; family participation in child protection decision-making; and social work with vulnerable families.  She is undertaking projects on the transition to practice for newly qualified workers, models of professional support for frontline social workers, and issues of trust in non-profit services. She maintains strong connections with the social work community and is working to improve the evidence base for practice and policy.

David N. Jones, Ph.D.

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David N. Jones, Ph.D.(International Federation of Social Workers)is a Registered Social Worker.  He served as President of the International Federation of Social Workers 2006-10 and currently leads the IFSW work on The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. He was the founding Honorary Secretary General of the Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work (COSW) for 10 years and continues to serve on the Board.  He achieved a doctorate in social work in 2009 and was International Scholar-in-Residence at Monmouth University, New Jersey during 2014. David now works for People Need People Consulting as an independent consultant, researcher and speaker at professional events.  He is the Independent Chair of the coordinating Boards overseeing safeguarding of children and adults in the UK city of Leicester.

Theresa J. Kaijage, MSW, MPH, Ph.D

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Theresa J. Kaijage, MSW, MPH, Ph.D, (WAMATA and Kaijage Consultancy) taught at the Institute of Social Work from 1980 to 2010 and has done consultancies in social work and social development through her (and her husband’s) consultancy firm, Kaijage Consultancy for African Family Health. She is founder of the first AIDS Service Organization in Tanzania, Walio Katika Mapambano na AIDS Tanzania (WAMATA). In collaboration with her US colleagues, especially Professor Nathan Linsk of the Jane Adams School of Social Work, she pushed for strengthening the social welfare workforce in Tanzania through the training of a cadre of para social workers and social welfare assistants. The para social work model has been replicated in Ethiopia and Nigeria. Theresa and her colleagues have been instrumental in promoting the social work professional association, alumni association, and education up to MSW level. 

Daniel K. Opare Asiedu

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Daniel K. Opare Asiedu (International Federation of Social Workers, Africa) has taught sociology, criminology, social psychology, and government at the School of Social Work, and was appointed the Vice Principal of the School. After practicing law at several firms he founded O-A LEGAL CONSULT LTD, a family law firm specializing in domestic and inter-country adoptions. Presently he is a Deputy Director of Social Welfare in the Department of Social Welfare at the Head Office in Accra. In 1994 he became the acting Assistant Secretary-General of the Ghana Association of Social Workers (GASOW), and was later elected President. In 2005 Daniel was elected to the Executive board of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) as Member-at-Large for the Africa Region, and in 2012 he was elected President of the Africa Region, a position he currently holds. 

Kate Yeong-Tsyr Wang, Ph.D.

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Kate Yeong-Tsyr Wang, Ph.D.(Taiwan Association of Social Workers) is professor of the Graduate Institute of Social Work, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. She holds a PhD in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. She teaches courses in poverty, social policy analysis, social work ethics, and advanced statistics. Her research and publications are in the area of unemployment, poverty and inequality, policy evaluation, and social work ethics. She is a board member of the Taiwanese Association of Social Workers (TASW). She is also on the editorial boards of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, as well as Asian Social Work and Policy Review.

Sanjoy Roy, Ph.D, M Phil, MSW

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Sanjoy Roy, Ph.D, M Phil, MSW with UGC-NET (National Association of Professional Social Workers in India) has worked with government institutions such as All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). Dr. Roy works as an Associate Professor in the Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi. Previously he worked as Associate Professor at Visva-Bharati University, as Reader in the School of Social Work at Indira Ghandi National Open University, New Delhi, and as Assistant Professor in different universities such as Assam University, Silchar, Delhi University, and C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur. He has seven books to his credit. He has contributed many articles in different journals and edited books in the area of social work and social development. He is a life member of various professional associations and journals including the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India, the Social Science Gazetteer, and the Indian Academy of Social Sciences.

Ling How Kee, Ph.D.

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Ling How Kee, Ph.D.(Malaysian Association of Social Workers) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Disability Studies, at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Her teaching and research reflect her longstanding commitment to cultural diversity, development and empowerment of marginalized communities, including people with disabilities, women, and older persons. She is the author of the book Indigenising Social Work: Research and Practice in Sarawak (2007) and the lead editor of Cross-cultural Social Work: Local and Global (2014). She has been a member of the Technical Committee on Professional Social Work Standard Setting in Malaysia since 2010, appointed by the Director General, Social Welfare Department, Malaysia. She is also a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Disability and the Global South.