Professor Richard Hugman

Professor
BA (Hons) (Hull), DipAppSocSt (Sheff), CQSW (CCETSW), PhD (Lanc)
School of Social Sciences, Centre for Refugee Research

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2778
+61 (2) 9662 8991
Room G52, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Work

Research

Richard Hugman is a Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Richard is a qualified social worker who spent a decade in practice. His current research includes developing new approaches in ethics for the caring professions, virtue ethics in social work (ARC Discovery, with colleagues at Charles Sturt University) and an anlysis of the meaning of human rights for refugees settled in Australia (ARC Linkage, with the Centre for Refugee Research). He is also working on a critical analysis of international social work, with particular reference to culture, difference and shared values, and on social development as social work practice. Since 2004 Richard has worked with UNICEF Vietnam to advise the Vietnam Government on the development of professional social work. Between 2008 and 2014 he was the ethics commissioner of the International Federation of Social Workers and he was a member of the ‘expert panel’ which drafted the current international statement on ethics for social work. Previously he has undertaken various research projects concerning late life, community and social welfare, mental health, and the organization of social services. Richard is a member of the Asia-Pacific regional editorial board of Ethics & Social Welfare, and member of the editorial board of Australian Journal of Human Rights. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work and a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

Research Areas

Professional ethics, including research ethics; international issues in social work and social development; old age/late life; mental health; social policies relating to social work, social care, human services and community welfare

Current Research Projects

  • The meaning of human rights for refugees settled in Australia (ACR Linkage - with Centre for Refugee Research)
  • Virstuous practitioners: virtue ethics in social work practice (ARC Discovery - with Charles Sturt University)
  • Social Development in Social Work (contracted with Routledge)
  • Rethinking Social Work Ethics (contracted with Palgrave-Macmillan)

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
Professional ethics, including research ethics; international issues in social work and social development; old age/late life; mental health; social policies relating to social work, social care, human services and community welfare

Recent Postgraduate Research Completions

  • Nguyen Thi Thai Lan, PhD Social Work, The role of international organisations in the provision of social work services for disadvantaged children in Vietnam
  • Rebecca Eckert, PhD Social Work, Refugee research
  • Mim Fox, PhD Social Science, International field education in social work
  • Sacha Kendall, PhD Social Work, Ethics and involuntary treatment of anorexia nervosa

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision 

  • Charles Lo, PhD Sociology, Old gay men and home care
  • Teck Huat Lim, PhD Social Science, The meaning of community in community services for older people in Singapore and Australia
  • Helen Kendall, PhD Landscape Architecture, Ageing in place: urban design for access by older people (Faculty of the Built Environment)
  • Prasheela Karan, PhD Social Science, The impact of micro-credit in gender mainstreaming in social development 

Teaching

Teaching areas
Professional ethics; social work as a profession; international social work; practice and policy in social development

Current teaching
SOCW4016 Social Work Honours - Advanced Practice Portfolio
SOCW4003 Social Work Practice - Selected Studies 2: Social Development
SOCW3009 Ethics and Reflective Practice

Affiliation and Memberships

Australian College of Social Work

International Federation of Social Workers

Australian Association of Gerontology

Publications

    Books

    • Hugman R, 2015, Social development in social work: Practices and principles, Routledge, London, 10.4324/9781315780337
    • Hugman R, 2014, A-Z Professional Ethics, Palgrave Keywords, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, http://www.betterread.com.au/book/a-z-of-professional-ethics-essential-ideas-for-the-caring-professions.do
    • Hugman R, 2012, Culture, values and ethics in social work: Embracing diversity, 10.4324/9780203094907
    • Hugman R, 2010, Understanding International Social Work, Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, http://us.macmillan.com/understandinginternationalsocialwork
    • Hugman R, 2005, New Approaches in Ethics for the caring Professions, Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
    • Hugman R, 2005, A Study of the Human Resource and Training Needs for the development of social work in Vietnam, Original, Newsouth Global, Sydney
    • Hugman R; Tonts M; Jones R; Fisher C; Hillier J, 2002, Strengthening Communities: The Contribution of Housing Policy and Planning. Work in Progress, Original, AHURI, Melbourne
    • Gauntlett E; Hugman R; Kenyon P; Logan P, 2001, A meta-analysis of the impact of community-based prevention and early intervention action, Original, Department of Family and Community Services, Canberra ACT
    • Hugman R; Hugman R, 1998, Social Welfare and Social Value, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Basingstoke
    • Hugman R; Smith DB, (eds.), 1995, Ethical Issues in Social Work, Routledge, London
    • Hugman R; Hugman R, 1994, Ageing and the Care of Older People in Europe, Macmillan Publishing Ltd, Basingstoke
    • Hugman R, 1991, Power in Caring Professions

    Book Chapters

    • Hugman R; Carter J, 2016, 'Rethinking values and ethics in social work: the way forward', in Hugman R; Carter J (ed.), Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    • Hugman R; Carter J, 2016, 'Rethinking values and ethics in social work: the way forward', in Hugman R; Carter J (ed.), Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    • Hugman R, 2016, 'Power and authority in social work practice: some ethical issues', in Hugman R; Carter J (ed.), Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palgrave Mcamillan, London, pp. 64 - 79
    • Carter J; Hugman R, 2016, 'Social work values and ethics in turbulent times', in Hugman R; Carter J (ed.), Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 1 - 15
    • Hugman R, 2014, 'Professionalizing care - a necessary irony?', in Gonzalez AM; Iffland C (ed.), Care Professions and Globalization, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 173 - 193, 10.1057/9781137376480
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei L, 2013, 'The ethics of participation in community work practice', in Participation In Community Work: International Perspectives, pp. 19 - 29, 10.4324/9780203075968
    • Hugman R; Mai BTX; Lan NTT, 2013, 'Social work education in Vietnam: developments and progress', in Noble C; Henrickson M; Han IY (ed.), Social Work education. Voices from the Asia Pacific, edn. 2nd, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 153 - 173, http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743320396
    • Hugman R, 2013, 'Rights-Based International Social Work', in Gray M; Webb SA (ed.), The New Politics of Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 159 - 173, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=493494
    • Hugman R, 2012, 'Human rights and social justice', in The SAGE Handbook of Social Work, pp. 372 - 386, 10.4135/9781446247648.n25
    • Hugman R; Bowles W, 2012, 'Social work values, ethics and professional regulation', in The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work, pp. 150 - 162, 10.4135/9781446247594.n9
    • Hugman R, 2012, 'Nussbaum's capabilities approach: Its impact on theory and practice in social development', in The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, pp. 23 - 37, 10.4324/9780203116159
    • Briskman L; Uriz Peman MJ; Harrington D; Ng S-M; Frankel T; Blennberger E; Lindemann H; Nguyen TTL; Hugman R; Visvesvaran PK, 2012, 'Respecting rights', in Banks S; Nohr K (ed.), PRACTISING SOCIAL WORK ETHICS AROUND THE WORLD: CASES AND COMMENTARIES, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, pp. 69 - 108, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000306181400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Hugman R, 2011, 'An ethical perspective on social work', in Cree VE (ed.), Social Work: a Reader, edn. Revised, Routledge, Abingdon UK, pp. 136 - 141
    • Hugman R, 2011, 'Respecting Rights - Case Study 3.3 Social Work in Vietnam, Commentary 2', in Banks S; Nohr K (ed.), Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World, edn. Original, Routledge, Abingdon UK, pp. 96 - 98
    • Hugman R, 2010, 'Social work research and ethics', in Shaw I; Briar-Lawson K; Orme J; Ruckdeschel R (ed.), Sage Handbook of Social Work Research, edn. Original, Sage, Los Angeles & London, pp. 149 - 163, http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book230752#tabview=toc
    • Hugman R, 2008, 'An Ethical Perspective on Social Work', in Davies M (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, edn. 3, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, pp. 442 - 448
    • Hugman R, 2007, 'The place of values in social work education', in Social Work: A Companion to Learning, pp. 20 - 29, 10.4135/9781446247167.n2
    • Hugman R, 2003, 'Going round in circles? Identifying interprofessional dynamics in Australian health and social welfare', in Leathard A (ed.), Interprofessional Collaboration: From Policy to Practice in Health and Social Care, edn. Original, Brunner-Routledge, Hove (UK)/New York (USA), pp. 56 - 68
    • Hugman R; Sotiri M, 2001, 'Housing, Social Capital and Stronger communities: Positioning Paper 3', in Downsizing amongst older Australians, edn. 1, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 31
    • Hugman R, 2000, 'The value of old age in modern society: social responses to `elder abuse`', in Who should care for the elderly, edn. Original, Singapore Unviersity Press, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 143 - 164

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • Hugman R, 2006, 'Professional ethics: the implications of recent theory', in 13th AAPAE Annual Conference, 13th AAPAE Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, pp. 17 - 17, presented at 13th AAPAE Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, 12 - 14 June 2006
    • Hugman R, 2006, 'New Approaches to professional ethics: implications for social work', in DBSH (ed.), IFSW World Conference 2006, IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, pp. 64 - 64, presented at IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, 30 July - 03 August 2006
    • Hugman R; Nguyen Thi Thai L; Nguyen Thuy H, 2006, 'Developing Social Work in a developing country: the case of Vietnam', in DBSH (ed.), IFSW World Conference 2006, IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, pp. 63 - 63, presented at IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, 30 July - 03 August 2006
    • Hugman R, 2005, 'Social Work Values: The Challenge of Cultural Difference', in Korea Assoc of Social Workers (ed.), Challenges and Responses of Social Work: Toward New Asia-Pacific Paradigms, Challenges and Responses of Social Work: Toward New Asia-Pacific Paradigms, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 75 - 76, presented at Challenges and Responses of Social Work: Toward New Asia-Pacific Paradigms, Seoul, South Korea, 21 - 24 September 2005
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei L; Pittaway E, 2004, 'Older refugees - what are the special issues?', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. A10 - A10, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000208445000030&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Hugman R; Pittaway E; Bartolomei LA, 2004, 'Older Refugees and the Family: Issues for Policy and Practice', in IFSW; IASSW; AASW; AASWWE (eds.), Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 83 - 83, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 02 - 05 October 2004
    • Hugman R, 2004, 'Older Refugees and the Family', in International Federation on Ageing (ed.), Global Ageing: Sustaining Development, Global Ageing: Sustaining Development, Singapore, pp. 137 - 137, presented at Global Ageing: Sustaining Development, Singapore, 04 - 07 September 2004
    • Hugman R, 2003, 'Sustainability and Social Work Ethics: Is there room for a new utilitarianism?', in Peace, Justice and Social Work: A Vision for Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century - 17th Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference (APSWC), Peace, Justice and Social Work: A Vision for Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century - 17th Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference (APSWC), Nagasaki, pp. 107 - 107, presented at Peace, Justice and Social Work: A Vision for Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century - 17th Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference (APSWC), Nagasaki, 07 - 12 July 2003
    • Hughes LP; Hugman R, 2003, 'Catholic Sisters and Charitable Management in late Nineteenth Century Sydney', in Rochester C (ed.), 2nd International Conference on the History of Voluntary Action, 2nd International Conference on the History of Voluntary Action, University of Surrey, Roehampton, pp. 5 - 5, presented at 2nd International Conference on the History of Voluntary Action, University of Surrey, Roehampton, 09 - 11 September 2003
    • Hugman R, 2002, 'Teaching Ethics for Social Work: Exploring the Paradox', in Chun E; et al (eds.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, pp. 37 - 38, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2002
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei LA; Pittaway E, 2002, 'Older Refugees in Australia: A Preliminary Study', in IFG/AAG World Congress, IFG/AAG World Congress, pp. 141 - 141, presented at IFG/AAG World Congress, 27 - 30 October 2002
    • HUGMAN R, 1995, 'THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE TERM ELDER ABUSE FOR PROBLEM DEFINITION AND RESPONSE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL-WELFARE', in JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, NORWICH, ENGLAND, pp. 493 - 507, presented at 22nd Annual Conference of the British-Society-of-Gerontology, NORWICH, ENGLAND, 01 January 1993, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1995TB54800002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Teaching

Coursework Teaching

 

Professional ethics; social work as a profession; international social work; social work and social development

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Current:

Design of communities for older people

The role of community in communtiy care for older people: Australia and Singapore

The impact on women's lives of micro-credit

Recent:

International social work education

The contrbution of international organisations to the development of social work services for disadvantaged children in Viet Nam

Honours and prizes

Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAGF) 2002

Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley 2007

Visiting Professor, University of Durham (UK) 2007

Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work (FACSW) 2011

Vice-Chanecellor's Staff Awards, Senior Leadership 2012