An alumnus of the Centre for Historical Studies, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with Ph.D. from the Faculty of Asian Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra, Professor Galla is currently Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Founding Director of the International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), and Dean of Faculty Development & Leadership at the Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India. He is the Founding Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA. Until recently he was a Visiting Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, a National Institution of Importance, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. He lived and worked as the Chief Curator in Amaravathi Heritage Town and its Amaravathi Heritage Centre and Museum. He was the Editor and Producer of the flagship project and publication to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention launched in Kyoto, Japan in 2012.
In the past two decades, Professor Galla has been the full Professor of the World Heritage and Sustainable Development at the University of Split located in the World Heritage City of Split, Croatia; first full Professor of Museum Studies in Australia at the University of Queensland, Brisbane; and prior to that he was the full Professor and Director of Sustainable Heritage Development Programs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. He has held prestigious visitorships at several institutions in the past including the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Information, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO and more recently as the Honorary Professor at the Global Change Institute, the University of Queensland.
Professor Galla is the Founding Editor of International Journal of the Inclusive Museum (2008-2026); Founding Editor The Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies (2015 – 2026) Founding Editor International Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2005- Oct 2015); Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of International Journal on Intangible Heritage. His extensive publication record includes World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders, Cambridge University Press and UNESCO Press, 2012 (French and Korean translations 2013, and Heritage Curricula and Cultural Diversity, Prime Minister & Cabinet, Australia, 1993.