Manohar Pawar, BA, MASW and PhD, is Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Work and Arts, 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.
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.
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.