Professor Richard Hugman

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

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2778
+61 (2) 9662 8991
Room G55, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Research

Richard Hugman is a Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) 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, and the application of new ethical theory to research undertaken with refugees (in conjunction with the Centre for Refugee Research). He is also working on the critical analysis of international social work, with particular reference to culture, difference and shared values. Since 2004 Richard has worked with UNICEF Vietnam to advise the Vietnam Government on the development of professional social work. He is also at present 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, the organization of social services. Richard is an international editorial advisor to Social Work Education and Ethics & Social Welfare. He is 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

  • Culture, Values & Ethics in Social Work and the Human Services (contracted with Routledge)
  • Keywords in Professional 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

  • David Palmer, PhD Social Work, 2007, The values shaping Australian asylum policy: a historical and ethical inquiry
  • Shannon McDermott, PhD Social Work, 2007, Self neglect and squalor among older people: the ethics of intervention
  • Loreto Bartos, PhD Social Work, 2009, Managerialism and social justice: a community based service development for young people

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision 

  • Charles Lo, PhD Sociology, Old gay men and home care
  • Ivana Codarini, PhD Social Work, Exploring fairness: the ethics of Fair Trade
  • Rebecca Eckert, PhD Social Work, Refugee research
  • Mim Fox, PhD Social Work, International social work
  • Sacha Kendall, PhD Social Work, Ethics and involuntary treatment of anorexia nervosa
  • Phillip Birch, PhD Criminology, Re-theorising men who procure sexual services
  • Thi Thai Lan Nguyen, PhD Social Work, The role of international organisations in the provision of social service for disadvantaged children in Viet Nam
  • Helen Kendall, PhD Landscape Architecture, Ageing in place: urban design for access by older people (Faculty of the Built Environment)
  • Prasheela Karan, MA (Research) Social Work, Social development and education for young women

Teaching

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

Current teaching
SOCW4004 Social Philosophy
SOCW7850 Issues and Policy in Social Development
SOCW3006 Socio Legal Practice
SOCW3008 Selected Studies 1

Affiliation and Memberships

Chair, Permanent Committee on Ethics of the International Federation of Social Workers

Publications

    Books

    • Hugman R, 2013, Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work: Embracing Diversity, Routledge, London, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Culture-Values-Ethics-Social-Work/dp/0415673496/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365484050&sr=8-1&keywords=Culture%2C+Values+and+Ethics+in+Social+Work%3A+Embracing+Diversity#reader_0415
    • Hugman R, 2010, Understanding International Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, http://us.macmillan.com/understandinginternationalsocialwork
    • Hugman R, 2005, A Study of the Human Resource and Training Needs for the development of social work in Vietnam, Newsouth Global, Sydney
    • Hugman R, 2005, New Approaches in Ethics for the caring Professions, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
    • Hugman R; Tonts M; Jones R; Fisher C; Hillier J, 2002, Strengthening Communities: The Contribution of Housing Policy and Planning. Work in Progress, 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, 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; 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
    • Hugman R, 2013, 'Rights-Based International Social Work', in Gray M; Webb SA (ed.), The New Politics of Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=493494
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei L, 2013, 'The Ethics of Participation in Community Work Practice', in Larsen AK; Sewpaul V; Olin Hole G (ed.), Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives, Routledge, London, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415658416/
    • Hugman R; Bowles W, 2012, 'Social Work Values, Ethics and Professional Regulation', in Lyons K; Hokenstad T; Pawar M; Huegler N; Hall N (ed.), The Sage Handbook of International Social Work, edn. 1, Sage, London, pp. 150 - 162, http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book235309?siteId=sage-us&prodTypes=any&q=Lyons&fs=1%20(Copyright%20and%20Contents)
    • Hugman R, 2012, 'Human rights and social justice', in Gray M; Midgley J; Webb SA (ed.), The Sage Handbook of Social Work, edn. 1, Sage, London, pp. 372 - 385, http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book234780?siteId=sage-us&prodTypes=any&q=Gray&fs=1%20(Copyright%20information%20and%20Contents)
    • Hugman R, 2012, 'Nussbaum's capabilities approach: its impact on theory and practice in social development', in Panzironi F; Gelber K (ed.), The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 23 - 37, http://www.ewidgetsonline.net/dxreader/Reader.aspx?token=cb11b56f5b4943279ef0f22f031430f0&rand=1725262524&buyNowLink=&page=&chapter=%20(Copyright%20and%20Contents)
    • Briskman L; Uriz Peman MJ; Harrington D; Ng S-M; Frankel T; Blennberger E; Lindemann H; Nguyen TTL; Hugman R; Visvesvaran PK; Bowles W; Alston M, 2012, 'Respecting rights', in Banks S; Nohr K (ed.), , TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, pp. 69 - 108
    • 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, Routledge, Abingdon UK, pp. 96 - 98
    • Hugman R, 2011, 'An ethical perspective on social work', in Cree VE (ed.), Social Work: a Reader, Routledge, Abingdon UK, pp. 136 - 141
    • 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, 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 Lymbery M; Postle K (ed.), Social Work: A companion to learning, Sage Publications, London, pp. 20 - 29
    • 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, 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, Singapore Unviersity Press, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 143 - 164

    Journal articles

    • Kendall S; Hugman R, 2013, 'Social Work and the Ethics of Involuntary Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: A Postmodern Approach', Ethics and Social Welfare, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 310 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2013.833275
    • Hugman R, 2012, 'Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally', Journal of Social Work, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 444 - 445
    • Hugman R; Pittaway E; Bartolomei LA, 2011, 'When 'Do No Harm' Is Not Enough: The Ethics of Research With Refugees And Other Vulnerable Groups', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 1271 - 1287, http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/03/01/bjsw.bcr013
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei LA; Pittaway E, 2011, 'Human agency and the meaning of informed consent: reflections on research with refugees', Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 655 - 671, http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/09/21/jrs.fer024.short?rss=1
    • Nguyen TTL; Hugman R; Briscoe C, 2011, 'Moving towards an 'indigenous' social work education in Vietnam', Social Work Education, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 843 - 854, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2010.517013
    • Hugman R; Moosa-Mitha M; Moyo O, 2010, 'Towards a borderless social work: reconsidering notions of international social work', International Social Work, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 629 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872810371203
    • Pittaway E; Bartolomei LA; Hugman R, 2010, '"Stop stealing our stories": the ethics of research with vulnerable groups', Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 229 - 251
    • Hugman R; Durst D; Loan L; Lan N; Hong N, 2009, 'Developing social work in Vietnam: Issues in professional education', Social Work Education, vol. 28, pp. 177 - 189
    • Hugman R, 2009, 'But Is It Social Work? Some Reflections on Mistaken Identities', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 39, pp. 1138 - 1153
    • Hugman R, 2008, 'Social Work Values: Equity or Equality? A response to Solas', Australian Social Work, vol. 61, pp. 141 - 145
    • Hugman R, 2008, 'Ethics in a World of Difference', Ethics and Social Welfare, vol. 2, pp. 118 - 132
    • Hugman R; Lan N; Hong N, 2007, 'Developing social work in Vietnam', International Social Work, vol. 50, pp. 197 - 212
    • Hugman R, 2005, 'Looking Back: The View from Here', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 35, pp. 609 - 620
    • Hugman R, 2005, 'Exploring the Paradox of Teaching Ethics for Social Work Practice', Social Work Education, vol. 24, pp. 535 - 545
    • Hugman R, 2005, 'Social Issues and Social Work: A Shifting Terrain?', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 40, pp. 143 - 153
    • Hugman R, 2004, 'Australia`s Leading Social Work Authors: The Devil in the Detail', Australian Social Work, vol. 57, pp. 84 - 86
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei LA; Pittaway E, 2004, 'It`s Part of your Life Until you die: Older Refugees in Australia', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 23, pp. 147 - 149
    • Hugman R, 2003, 'Religious Dimensions of the Origins of ProfessionalSocial Work and the Possibility of an International Code of Ethics', Business and Professional Ethics Journal, vol. 11, pp. 37 - 54
    • Hugman R, 2003, 'Professional Values and Ethics in Social Work: Reconsidering Postmodernism?', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 33, pp. 1025 - 1041
    • Hugman R, 2003, 'Professional ethics in social work: living with the legacy', Australian Social Work, vol. 56, pp. 5 - 15
    • Barnes DM; Hugman R, 2002, 'Portrait of Social Work', Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 16,3, pp. 277 - 288
    • Hugman R, 2001, 'Ageing in Space', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 20, pp. 57 - 65
    • Hugman R, 2001, 'Ethical practice and the abuse of power in social responsibility', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 149 - 150
    • Hugman R, 2001, 'Looking to the future: Ageing in space', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 20, no. SUPPL.2, pp. 57 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2001.tb00400.x
    • Hugman R, 2001, 'Changing Social Work Ethics: Modern or Postmodern', Investigacao E Debate Em Servico Social, vol. 11, pp. 16 - 25
    • Hugman R, 2001, 'Post-welfare social work? Reconsidering post-modernism, post-Fordism and social work education', Social Work Education, vol. 20, pp. 321 - 334
    • Hugman R, 2000, 'Ageism and the ethical social gerontologist', Australian journal on ageing, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 40 - 40
    • Hugman R, 2000, 'East west dialogue in social work for older people and their families', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, vol. 10, pp. 59 - 76
    • Hugman R, 2000, 'Older people and their families: rethinking the social work task?', Australian Social Work, pp. 3 - 8
    • Hugman R, 1999, 'Health policy in the market state', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 185 - 188
    • Hugman R, 1998, 'Wholeness in later life', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 319 - 321
    • Hugman R, 1998, 'Intergenerational approaches in aging: Implications for education, policy and practice', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 319 - 321
    • Hugman R, 1997, 'Age and dignity: Working with older people - Thompson,N', Ageing and Society, vol. 17, pp. 111 - 113
    • Hugman R, 1996, 'Professionalization in social work: The challenge of diversity', International Social Work, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 131 - 147
    • Hugman R; Harris P, 1996, 'Special issue: Citizenship', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 2 - 2
    • Hugman R; Smith D, 1996, 'Editorial valediction', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. R1 - R3
    • HUGMAN R, 1994, 'SOCIAL-WORK AND CASE-MANAGEMENT IN THE UK - MODELS OF PROFESSIONALISM AND ELDERLY PEOPLE', Ageing and Society, vol. 14, pp. 237 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X00000337
    • Hugman R, 1994, 'Le pouvoir des professionnels dans la réadaptation: exemple d'un groupe d'usagers du service social.', Sante mentale au Quebec, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 47 - 58
    • Challis D; Hugman R, 1993, 'Editorial: Community care, social work, and social care', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 329 - 329
    • Hugman R, 1993, ' Involvement, Motivation, and Reorganization in a Social Services Department', Human Relations, vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 1319 - 1348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679304601103
    • CHALLIS D; HUGMAN R, 1993, 'COMMUNITY CARE, SOCIAL-WORK, AND SOCIAL CARE', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 319 - 328
    • HUGMAN R, 1993, 'COULSHED,VERONICA - OBITUARY', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. U1 - U1
    • Hugman R; Smith DB, 1992, 'Editorial note', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 229 - 230
    • Hugman R, 1991, 'Organization and professionalism: The social work agenda in the 1990s', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 199 - 216
    • HUGMAN R, 1988, 'RETHINKING WELFARE - JORDAN,B', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 536 - 538
    • HUGMAN R, 1987, 'THE PRIVATE AND THE PUBLIC IN PERSONAL MODELS OF SOCIAL-WORK - RESPONSE', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 71 - 76
    • Hugman R, 1987, 'The private and the public in personal models of social work: A response to o'connor and dalgleish', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 71 - 76

    Conference Papers

    • Hugman R; Nguyen Thi Thai L; Nguyen Thuy H, (ed.), 2006, 'Developing Social Work in a developing country: the case of Vietnam', in IFSW World Conference 2006, pp. 63 - 63, presented at IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, 30 July - 3 August 2006
    • Hugman R, 2006, 'Professional ethics: the implications of recent theory', in 13th AAPAE Annual Conference, pp. 17 - 17, presented at 13th AAPAE Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, 12 - 14 June 2006
    • Hugman R, (ed.), 2006, 'New Approaches to professional ethics: implications for social work', in IFSW World Conference 2006, pp. 64 - 64, presented at IFSW World Conference 2006, Munich, Germany, 30 July - 3 August 2006
    • Hugman R, (ed.), 2005, 'Social Work Values: The Challenge of Cultural Difference', in Challenges and Responses of Social Work: Toward New Asia-Pacific Paradigms, 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 LA; Pittaway E, (ed.), 2004, 'Older Refugees: What are the special issues?', in AAG 37th Annual Conference: Maturing Assets, pp. A10, presented at 37th National Conference for the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, 17 - 19 November 2004
    • Hugman R, (ed.), 2004, 'Older Refugees and the Family', in Global Ageing: Sustaining Development, pp. 137 - 137, presented at Global Ageing: Sustaining Development, Singapore, 4 - 7 September 2004
    • Hugman R; Pittaway E; Bartolomei LA, (eds.), 2004, 'Older Refugees and the Family: Issues for Policy and Practice', in Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, pp. 83 - 83, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 2 - 5 October 2004
    • Hughes LP; Hugman R, (ed.), 2003, 'Catholic Sisters and Charitable Management in late Nineteenth Century Sydney', in 2nd International Conference on the History of Voluntary Action, pp. 5 - 5, presented at 2nd International Conference on the History of Voluntary Action, University of Surrey, Roehampton, 9 - 11 September 2003
    • 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), 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, 7 - 12 July 2003
    • Hugman R; Bartolomei LA; Pittaway E, 2002, 'Older Refugees in Australia: A Preliminary Study', in IFG/AAG World Congress, pp. 141 - 141, presented at IFG/AAG World Congress, 27 - 30 October 2002
    • Hugman R, (eds.), 2002, 'Teaching Ethics for Social Work: Exploring the Paradox', in AASWWE/AASW (WA), pp. 37 - 38, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September - 2 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, pp. 493 - 507, presented at 22nd Annual Conference of the British-Society-of-Gerontology, NORWICH, ENGLAND, 1 January 1993
Teaching

Coursework Teaching

 

Professional ethics; social work as a profession; international social work; issues and policy in social development

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

 

Ethics and involuntary treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
Refugee research and refugee women at risk
The role of international organisations in the provision of social services for disadvantaged children in Viet Nam
International social work education
Exploring fairness: the ethics of Fair Trade
Older gay men and home care
Design of communities for older people
Re-theorising men who procure sexual services
Evaluating clinical performance

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

Affiliations and Membership

Chair, Permanent Committee on Ethics of the International Federation of Social Workers.