Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Manohar Pawar

Professor Manohar Pawar

Profile

Manohar Pawar, BA, MASW and PhD, is Professor of Social Work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University (New South Wales, Australia) and a member of the Institute for Land Water and Society. He has more than thirty years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India. Earlier he has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and La Trobe University. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council's Discovery Project, which focuses on virtues and social work practice.  In addition to coordinating PhD and DSW programs, he teaches several subjects relating to social work and social policy, international social development and field education in international contexts, and undertakes research that integrates his teaching and practice interests. These details may be viewed by clicking respective tabs.

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Teaching

Prof. Pawar follows a combination pedagogical and andragogical approach to teach the following subjects in the BSW, MSW, other Post graduate and Research Higher Degree programs.

  • SPE401 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
  • SPE501 Advanced Social Policy Analysis and Planning
  • SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
  • SWK414 International Social Development
  • SWK703 Social Work Research Critique and Publication
  • SWK704 Dissertation Development

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Research

Prof.  Pawar's research is guided by a mixed methods approach that combines a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. He also tries to integrate teaching and practice interest in his research.  Prof. Pawar has received over a half million dollars in research grants and has more than 100 publications. His current areas of interest include international social work, development and social policy, social work and social policy practice, social consequences of climate change and water, social work education, informal care and ageing, NGOs and community development, and virtues and social work practice. He supervises both PhD and DSW research areas and several students have successfully completed their research degrees under his supervision.  Prof. Pawar also co-leads research seminars to facilitate research culture and quality research activities and outcomes.​ Prof. Pawars' research and professional activities have significant engagement with and impact on end users both at local and global levels.

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Publications

Prof. Pawar's publications from 2010 include:

Books
  • Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. (2017). Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Midgley, J. and Pawar, M. (2017). Future directions in social development(ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Pawar, M. and Anscombe B. (2015). Reflective Social Work Practice: Thinking, doing and being. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pawar, M. (2014). Water and Social Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pawar, M. (2014). Social and Community Development Practice: New Delhi: Sage.
  • Cox, D. and Pawar, M. (2013). International Social Work: Issues, strategies and programs (2nd edition). California: Sage.
  • Lyons, K., Hokenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N. and Hall, N. (eds.) (2012). Sage Handbook of International Social Work. London: Sage.
  • Pawar, M. and Cox, D., (eds.) (2010). Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • Pawar, M. (2010). Community Development in Asia and the Pacific, New York: Routledge.
Encyclopaedia entry
  • Pawar, M. and Marie, Weil (2016). Global community practice for the global agenda. In Encyclopaedia of Social Work, New York: NASW and Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.930
Working Paper
Referred journal articles
  • Pawar, M. and Thomas, M. E. (2017 ). Social work education in Australia and the USA: Some comparative perspectives and contemporary issues. Social Work Education: The international Journal (in press).
  • Pawar, M. (2017). International Consortium for Social Development, Asia-Pacific Branch, 2004–2016: President's recounts, reflections and foreflections. Social Development Issues(in press).
  • Pawar, M. (2016). Reflective Learning and Teaching in Social Work Field Education in International Contexts. British Journal of Social Work, 2016: doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcw136
  •  Pawar, M. (2015). Post-disaster social reconstruction and social development. Environment and Social Psychology, 1 (1), 1-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ESP.2015.01.004
  • Pawar, M. (2015). Action Research on Social Work Knowledge Creation and Dissemination from the Global South. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (4), 1357 – 1364, doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv043
  • Hyde, B., Bowles, W. and Pawar, M. (2015). 'We're still in there' - consumer voices on mental health inpatient care: Social work research highlighting lessons for recovery practice." The British Journal of Social Work. 45 (Supp. 1), pp. 62-78. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv093
  • Pawar, M. (2014). Social work practice with local communities in developing countries: Imperatives for political engagement. SAGE Open, Jun 2014,4(2). DOI: 10.1177/2158244014538640
    http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/spsgo/4/2/2158244014538640.full.pdf
  • Hyde, B., Bowles, B. and Pawar, M. (2014). Challenges of recovery-oriented practice in inpatient mental health settings – the potential for social work leadership. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, Vol. 24, Nos. 1–2, 5–16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02185385.2014.885205
  • (Isobel) Ruth Bailey, Karen Bell, Wouter Kalle & Manohar Pawar (2014): Restoring Meaning to Supervision Through a Peer Consultation Group In Rural Australia, Journal of Social Work Practice: Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Health, Welfare and the Community, DOI: 10.1080/02650533.2014.896785
    http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Y2jHqQrzRKVQ4NQWyjic/full
  • Pawar, M. (2013). Water insecurity: A case for social policy action by social workers. Australian Social Work, 66 (2), pp. 248-260.
  • Pawar, M. (2012). The Adoption of a Rights–Based Approach to Welfare in India. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, Vol. 28, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 27–39.
  • Pawar, M. and Torres, R. (2011). Integrated community development through dialogue, capacity building and partnership in an Australian town. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, Vol. 27, No. 3, October 2011, pp. 253–268.
  • Pawar, M. (2011). Communities' informal care and welfare practices and caring for the elderly. Prime University Journal of Multidisciplinary Quest, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 31-46.
  • Pawar, M. (2010). 'Looking Outwards: Challenges for Teaching International Social Work in Asia'. Social Work Education, International Journal of, Vol. 29 (8), p. 896-909.
Book chapters
  • Pawar, M. (2017). Social development in Asia and the Pacific: Major trends and issues. In Ngoh Tiong Tan, Transforming Society: Strategies for Social Development from Singapore, Asia and Around the World (ed.). Oxon, Routledge.
  • Pawar, M. (2017). But you can push and push and push—Diana Batzias. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. (2017).  Introduction -- the role of virtues in social work practice. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W.,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Andrew, A. and Pawar, M. (2017). Empower people to take control of their own lives—Tom Calma, AO. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar, M. and Wendy B. (2017). A people world, rather than a paper world—Bronwyn Hyde. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar, M. and Briskman, L. (2017). I cannot give up, I cannot give up on the children—Bernadette McMenamin, AO. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar, M. and Nipperess, S. (2017). You roll up your sleeves and help people—Robyn Miller. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar, M. and King, S. (2017).  Hunger for movement and action—Sue Vardon, AO. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. (2017). Virtue-led social work practice. In Pawar,M., Hugman, R., Alexabdra, A. and Anscombe, A. W. ,  Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (Ed). Singapore: Springer.
  • Pawar, M. (2017). Social Development: Progress So Far. In Midgley, J. and Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 21-40).
  • Pawar, M. (2017). The Need for Enhanced Community Participation.  In Midgley, J. and Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 61-77).
  • Pawar, M. and Midgley, J. (2017). Beyond Goals and Targets: Future of Social Development.  In Midgley, J. and Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development(ed).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 253-264).
  • Midgley, J. and Pawar, M. (2017). Social Development Forging Ahead.  In Midgley, J. and Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 3-19).
  • Pawar, M. (2016). 'Mobilising and Utilising Informal Care in Case Management'. In E. Moore, Ed. Case Management: Inclusive Community Practice (2nd Ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Pawar, M. and Jojo B. (2015). Indigenous Communities' Informal Care and Welfare Systems for Local-Level Social Development in India. In Mohan, B. Global frontiers of social development in theory and practice: Climate, economy and justice. London:  Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Pawar, M. and Pulla, V. (2015). Medha Patkar's Environmental Activism and Professional Social Work: Mass legitimacy and Myopic Structures (forthcoming).
  • Watson, B., Lockton, H. and Pawar, M. (2014). Historic Child Sponsorship: Issues and Critique. In Watson, B. and Clark, M., Child Sponsorship: Exploring Pathways to a Brighter Future, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pawar, M (2014). Researching criminal court cases: A mixed methods approach". In SAGE Research Methods Cases. California: Sage.
  • Pawar, M. and Huh, T. (2014). Korean Responses to Environmental Challenges: Origins, drivers and the impact of green growth on development. In I, Yi and T. Mkandawire, Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success: Effective Developmental Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies. Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • Pawar, M. (2013). International Community Practice: Local-Global issues and strategies. In Marie, Weil, Michael Reisch and Mary Ohmer, Handbook of Community Practice. California: Sage.
  • Pawar, M. (2012). Regional perspectives: Introduction. In Lyons, K., Hokenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N. and Hall, N., Sage Handbook of International Social Work. London: Sage.
  • Pawar, M. and Tsui, M. (2012). Social Work in Southern and Eastern Asia. In Lyons, K., Hokenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N. and Hall, N., Sage Handbook of International Social Work. London: Sage.
  • Huegler, N, Lyons, K. and Pawar, M. (2012). Setting the Scene. In Lyons, K., Hokenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N. and Hall, N., Sage Handbook of International Social Work. London: Sage.
  • Pawar, M. and Cox, D. (2010). Introduction: Why a focus on social development in the 21st century? In Pawar, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Pawar, M. and Cox, D. (2010). Social development. In Pawar, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Pawar, M. and Cox, D. (2010). Local level social development. In Pawar, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Madhavappallil, T, and Pawar, M. (2010). Self-reliant development. In Pawar, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Cox, D. and Pawar, M. (2010). Personnel for local level social development. In Pawar, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.
  • Pawar, M. and Cox D. (2010). Conclusions: social development into the future. In Pawra, M. and Cox, D., Social Development: Critical themes and perspectives, New York: Routledge.

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Professional

  • President of the International Consortium for Social Development (2017- )
  • President of the Asia-Pacific branch of the International Consortium for Social Development. (2006- 2017)
  • Founding Editor in chief: Community and Social Development Journal (under planning, ​first issue is expected in 2018, to be published by Sage Publications)
  • ​Member of several professional associations:
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (to be renewed)
  • Member of the Australian Association for Social Work and Welfare education
  • Member of the International Consortium for Social Development
  • Life Member of the Indian Society of Criminology;  the Indian Society of Victimology; and  the Indian Institute of Public Administration​
  • Editorial contribution to several leading refereed journals include:
    -Consulting editor: Social Development Issues
    -Member of the Editorial Board: Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (ended in 2016)
    -Member of the Editorial Board, International Social Work.
  • In addition, peer reviewer for Australian Social Work, The Social Science Journal and the British Journal of Social Work.
  • Invited panel/plenary/keynote speaker.
  • Informal and mentoring and support.

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Awards

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2008, the Australian Learning  and Teaching Council.
  • Quality of Life Award 2001, the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  • CSU Faculty of Arts and Education Award for Academic Excellence (2009), Teaching Excellence (2006) and Research Excellence (2001).
  • Several research fellowships

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