Dr Venkat Pulla

Dr Venkat Pulla is an Alumnus of the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India and a Tata Dorabji Scholar.  He teaches and writes in social work ethics, human rights  and cross cultural competencies. He is currently at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Professor Venkat Pulla  held many senior positions in the government and in schools of social work in Australia beginning his career as the Foundation Head of the School of social work in Darwin in the then Northern Territory University in 1993.   From an applied research point of view, how people cope spiritually during crisis always fascinates  him. His most recent writings in relation to Bhutanese refugees is widely acclaimed and reviewed across the world.  'The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan: resilience and survival’ has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. January 2016. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137557216 .  He is currently researching the narrative  of discrimination, challenge and response of the North East Region migrants in Indian capital cities. As an Australian social work educator  he has been making significant  contributions to  Social Work education  to four of the South Asian Nations known as SAARC countries:  Sri Lanka, India, Nepal  and Pakistan. His  assistance with social work research  in Poverty and human rights and academic conferences in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Malaysia are  well known.

As an expert in   grounded theory, he offers Master Classes globally. Most of his research work is in the realm of human rights, obligations of our society and our common good.   His publications signal ultimate reward  even to his co-authors as they open a window of opportunity to think deeply about rights and about our responsibilities as fellow humans about our common futures. He has published with Sage, Routledge, Macmillan, Palgrave, and Wilfred Laureir Press- Canada; Primrose Hall- UK and Australia; Fernwood, California and with others in  Malaysia, India and Bangladesh. He is recipient of  National Association of Professional Social Workers – India NAPSWI Life time achievement award 2015, and Karma veer Puraskar,-Global Indian Social Worker Award-2008.   He is known for his expertise in Strengths approach in social work.  He has established the  Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice, http://www.strengthsbasedpractice.com.au/ ; http://impetusglobal.com/ and the Asia Pacific Social Welfare Action Research Network,http://impetusglobal.com/asia-pacific-social-welfare-action-research-network/

and he is an active  accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Work and Asia Pacific Association of Social Work Education. Dr.venkat.pulla@gmail.com;Venkat.pulla@acu.edu.au


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