Marlene Corydon Harritsø: Sub-regional Representative – President The Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work (NASSW)


Profile Details

Name: Marlene Corydon Harritsø


Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving: Board member November 2021 – November 2025

Affiliation and Position (other than IASSW): Head of Education, Department of Social Work, University College Copenhagen & President of NASSW

Membership of organisations (other than IASSW): Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work

Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): MaEd Educational Anthropology & Social Worker

Languages written and spoken: English & Danish

Interest Areas (social work teaching, research and practice): Building up and managing social work Education; strengthening ties and developing joint courses between Schools of Social Work. Social Problems and research within Urbanization / Urban development. Practice background within community work & capacity building with underprivileged groups in an International setting.

Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others): Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others): Head of Education at the Department of Social Work in Copenhagen, Denmark. Activities include managerial responsibility of curriculum development; coordination of staff and student activities at the BA of international Social Work and parts of the BA in general Social Work; responsibility for internationalization and the development of new international collaborations, including providing strategical support for international research- and educational development projects. Active as executive board member of Urban SOS (Erasmus+ key action 2) and the steering group of Social Work in Urban Areas (a joint international semester).