(Photo) Rory Truell and Vasilios Ioakimidis
The University of Essex has recognised the IFSW Secretary-General Dr Rory Truell with the title of Honorary Professor.
Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis the Director of the School of Social Work, said “We are very honoured to welcome Dr Rory Truell to the Centre for Social Work and Social Justice at the University of Essex as honorary Professor. Dr Truell is leading a global movement of 3 million social workers and stakeholders to incorporate the integration of socially, environmental and economic sustainability. Under his leadership, our global social work community has expanded at an unprecedented pace, and most importantly, it has become more proactive, inclusive and confident than ever. We are delighted that our students and partners will be able to learn from one of the world’s key social work leaders.”
In accepting the role, Professor Truell commented ‘The social work programmes offered at Essex are globally cutting-edge. They prepare graduates as human rights defenders as facilitators of social change. It is, therefore, an honour to be able to work with the team that Professor Ioakimidis has assembled. This Professorship which I accept on behalf of IFSW and the many thousands of people who act for the profession symbolises an important connection between the University of Essex and the global social work profession. A connection that will help build wider networks of learning, further stimulate the two-way transfer of knowledge between practice and teaching and highlight the best practice models of transformational social work.’
For more information on the social work programmes at Essex University click here.