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Asia Pacific Social Welfare Action Research Network

Asia Pacific Social Welfare Action Research Network
Purposes
• To build a network of concerned academics and practitioners interested in Asian Pacific Region
• To support joint undertaking of action research and applied research and to collaborate with professional fraternities that share network purposes
• To support joint papers and small research for presentations at conferences and in Journals with the Asian pacific region and globally
• To form occasional guest editor bids for international journals on specific areas of Asia pacific interest
• To Prepare Expressions of Interests (EOIs) in forthcoming conferences within the region and to plan for sustainable panels and presentations within those events
• To build peer mentor activities that will enhance overall quality of action research within the regions
• To collate, consult and nominate members of the network on Journal editorial and review committees.

Master Class in Grounded Theory

About Dr. Venkat Pulla
Dr Venkat Pulla is an Indian born Australian Human Services Mgt Consultant and motivational speaker. He is the Principal of Impetus Global Consulting and founder of Brisbane Institute of Strengths-based practice that offers – training in Strengths approach in human services. and offers grounded theory Master Classes globally. Impetus Global is currently addressing two service programmes for International Students coming into Australian Universities. Venkat has been utilising Appreciative Inquiry in Middle and Senior Management Training in Strategic Leadership, and has undertaken a six-week OvationNet AI Workshop under the workshop leadership with David Cooperrider, in the Spring of 2011. Venkat was Head of the School of Social Work, Northern Territory University, and taught At Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt & at Sunshine Coast and tutored at Griffith. He is a Tata Dorabji Merit scholar from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India). Research interests: Human coping & resilience, green social work. He has co-edited volumes on Strengths-based practice, 2012; Perspectives on coping and resilience , 2013; Theories, experiences, and challenges in community work , 2014; Advancing social work in mental health through strengths-based practice, 2014; Some aspects of community empowerment and resilience, 2015; and the Lhotsampa People of Bhutan-Resilience and Survival, 2016 and is editing 'Discrimination, Challenge and Response', 2019, (Palgrave- Macmillan.) As an academic, he makes significant contributions to Social Work education to SAARC countries. He has published with Sage, Routledge, Macmillan, Palgrave, and Wilfred Laurier Press- Canada; Primrose Hall- UK and Australia; Fernwood, California and others in Asia. He is a recipient of NAPSWI – India Lifetime achievement award 2015, and Karma veer Puraskar,-Global Indian Social Worker Award-2008. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0395-9973 Scopus Author ID: 56007950700

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