Bala Nikku

Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Nikku is passionate about curiosity-driven, fun loaded and policy relevant-driven social work research that can bring positive changes in our lives and communities. He is currently with School of Social Work and Human Service, Faculty of Education and Social Work at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Formerly he was with School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He served as the founding director of the Nepal School of Social Work. He received his PhD from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In 2015 he was awarded with a COFUND Senior Research Fellowship at the Durham University, UK. He served on the executive boards of International Association of Schools of Social Work and of the Asian and Pacific Association of Social Work Education. His research interests include social work education in post conflict and transition countries, disasters, children, Age care, international social work, comparative social policy in Asia and university community engagement. Dr.Nikku is currently serving as a member of the editorial advisory boards of some reputable journals.