Professor Manohar Pawar's current research interests include international social development, social work and social policy, social aspects of climate change and water, social work education, informal care and Ageing, NGOs and community development. He has over 25 years experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India and has completed a number of funded national and international research projects involving Asia-Pacific countries. Prof Pawar has received a number of awards, including the Research Excellence Award 2001, from the Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University. Prof Pawar is also President of the International Consortium for Social Development. Incoming Presidential Address (Facebook), Video
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology and Forensic Science, Psychology, Karnataka Arts College, Karnataka University, Dharwad, 1981
Master of Arts, Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences , Bombay, 1983
Doctor of Philosophy , Social Work, Jamia University, New Delhi, 1990
Membership of Editorial Panels
Prof Manohar Pawar is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development and International Social Work; a member of the Advisory Board, and the Consulting Editor, Social Development Issues.
President of the International Consortium for Social Development Asia-Pacific Branch; International Consortium for Social Development (President-Elect)
Pulla, V., Ahmed, Z,S., Pawar, M. (2018) Water and Communities in South Asia: A case for Regional Cooperation. Space and Culture, India 6: 23-40
Palattiyil, G., Sidhva, D., Pawar, M., Shajahan, P.K. & Anand J. C. (2018) Reclaiming international social work in the context of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Some critical reflections. International Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872818774107
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 http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/10/11/bjsw.bcw136.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=ITzyUyztNbMGdru
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
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. (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
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
Bailey, R., Bell, K., Kalle, W. & Pawar, M. (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. (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., Bowles, W., & Bell, K. (2018) Social Work : innovations and insights. Australia: Australian Scholarly Pub.
Pawar, M., Hugman, R., Alexandra, A., Anscombe, A.W.B. (Eds.) (2017) Empowering Social workers. Virtuous practitioners. Springer
Midgley, J. & 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.sociology-general-interest/reflective- social-work-practice-thinking-doing- and-beinghttp://www.cambridge.org/au/ academic/subjects/sociology/
Pawar, M. (2014) Water and Social Policy. Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/PRODUCTS/title.aspx?pid=715351
Lyons,K.H., Hokenstad, T., Pawar, M., Huegler, N & Hall, N. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of International Work, London, Sage.
Pawar, M. (2017). Social Development: Progress So Far. In Midgley, J. & 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. & Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 61-77).
Pawar, M. & Midgley, J. (2017). Beyond Goals and Targets: Future of Social Development. In Midgley, J. & Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 253-264).
Midgley, J. & Pawar, M. (2017). Social Development Forging Ahead. In Midgley, J. & Pawar, M., Future Directions in Social Development (ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (pp. 3-19).
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. (2012) International Community Practice: Local-Global issues and strategies. In Marie, Weil, Michael Reisch and Mary Ohmer, Handbook of Community Practice. California: 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
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
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. (2018) Searching for virtue ethics: A survey of social work ethics curriculum and educators at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018 (SWSD 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 July 2018.
Pawar, M. (2018) Community Development, Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship by Thankyou at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018 (SWSD 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 4-7 July 2018.
Pawar, M. (2015) Dynamics of Community Partnership in Asia and the Pacific. A keynote speech delivered at an International Seminar on Partnership for Sustainable Housing and Urban Development, Surabaya, October 15-16, organised by the Ministry for Public Works and Housing, the Research Institute for Human Settlements (RIHS) and the Regional Centre for Community Empowerment on Housing and Urban Development in Asia Pacific (RC-CEHUD).
Pawar, M. (2015) What makes a social development worker? Plenary speech delivered at the 19th International Consortium for Social Development international symposium on Transforming Society: Trends and models in community leadership and social development, July 7-10, Singapore.
Virtuous Practitioners: Empowering Social Workers. Pawar, M., Hugman, R. (UNSW), Alexandra, A. & Anscombe, A. (2014-2017) ARC Discovery grant, $220,130 Project details
Peer Supervision for Counselling Professionals in Rural Areas. Bailey R.I., Bell, K., & Pawar, M. (2011) Faculty of Arts small research grant $4000
Water and Social Policy. Pawar, M., (2010-2011) UNESCO
Communities' Informal Care and Welfare Practices. Pawar, M.,(2001-2008) Japan Foundation Asia Centre and Association of Commonwealth Universities