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Ismail Karolia

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Ismail lectures on community development, community practice and service design. Research interests include race, the British Muslim experience, community governance and community development.

Ismail teaches on various courses in the school, with a focus on community development, strength and asset based approaches, social action and social change. Ismail is course leader for BA Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation.

Ismail has worked as a community development practitioner, manager and strategic advisor in both the local government and voluntary sectors, working with local and national organisations developing asset and strength based approaches to working with communities. Ismail has a background in supporting service design and supporting organisations to do what they do better.