Richard Hugman

Postgraduate Coordinator
Professor

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)
Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Pawar M; Hugman R; Alexandra A; Bill Anscombe AW, 2017, Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners, Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9
2017
Hugman R; Carter J, 2016, Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan
2016
Hugman R, 2015, Social development in social work: Practices and principles, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315780337
2015
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
2014
Hugman R, 2013, Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work: Embracing Diversity, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203094907
2013
Hugman R, 2010, Understanding International Social Work, Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, http://us.macmillan.com/understandinginternationalsocialwork
2010
Hugman R, 2005, New Approaches in Ethics for the caring Professions, Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
2005
Hugman R, 2005, A Study of the Human Resource and Training Needs for the development of social work in Vietnam, Original, Newsouth Global, Sydney
2005
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
2002
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
2001
Hugman R; Hugman R, 1998, Social Welfare and Social Value, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Basingstoke
1998
Hugman R; Smith DB, (ed.), 1995, Ethical Issues in Social Work, Routledge, London
1995
Hugman R; Hugman R, 1994, Ageing and the Care of Older People in Europe, Macmillan Publishing Ltd, Basingstoke
1994
Hugman R, 1991, Power in Caring Professions
1991
Book Chapters
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Hugman R, 2019, 'Practical justice in social work and social welfare: contested values', in Aggleton P; Broom A; Moss J (ed.), , Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 117 - 130
2019
Fernandes C; Hugman R, 2017, 'Voice to the voiceless—Sue Ash, AO', in Empowering Social Workers: Virtuous Practitioners, Springer, Singapore, pp. 17 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9_2
2017
Pawar M; Hugman R; Alexandra A; Bill Anscombe AW, 2017, 'Introduction-the role of virtues in social work practice', in Empowering Social Workers: Virtuous Practitioners, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9_1
2017
Pawar M; Hugman R; Alexandra A; Bill Anscombe AW, 2017, 'Virtue-Led social work practice', in Empowering Social Workers: Virtuous Practitioners, Springer, Singapore, pp. 193 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3809-9_12
2017
Hugman R, 2017, 'Humanitarian aid and social development: a political ethics of care view of international social work practice', in Pease B; Vreugdenhil A; Stanford S (ed.), Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 116 - 126
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Hugman R, 2014, 'Professionalizing care-a necessary irony? Some implications of the "ethics of care" for the caring professions and informal caring', in Care Professions and Globalization: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, pp. 173 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137376480
2014
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
2013
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
2013
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203116159
2012
Hugman R, 2012, 'Human rights and social justice', in The SAGE Handbook of Social Work, pp. 372 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446247648.n25
2012
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.), 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
2012
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, Sage, London, pp. 150 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446247594.n9
2012
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
2011
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
2011
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
2010
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
2008
Hugman R, 2007, 'The place of values in social work education', in Social Work: A Companion to Learning, pp. 20 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446247167.n2
2007
Hugman R, 2005, 'Embodying old age', in Embodied Geographies: Spaces, bodies and rites of passage, pp. 193 - 208
2005
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
2003
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
2001
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
2000
Conference Papers
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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 2006 - 03 August 2006
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 2006 - 03 August 2006
2006
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 June 2006 - 14 June 2006
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 September 2005 - 24 September 2005
2005
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 September 2004 - 07 September 2004
2004
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 September 2003 - 11 September 2003
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), 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 July 2003 - 12 July 2003
2003
Hugman R, 2002, 'Teaching Ethics for Social Work: Exploring the Paradox', in Chun E; et al (ed.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, pp. 37 - 38, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September 2002 - 02 October 2002
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://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S004727940002540X
1995
Journal articles
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Fox M; Hugman R, 2019, 'International field placements: The models Australian social work programmes are currently using', International Social Work, vol. 62, pp. 1371 - 1383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872818767252
2019
Green S; Hugman R, 2018, 'Collective Choice and Social Welfare: Considerations for Indigenous Australians', ETHICS & SOCIAL WELFARE, vol. 12, pp. 400 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2018.1556508
2018
2016
Kendall S; Hugman R, 2016, 'Power/Knowledge and the Ethics of Involuntary Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in Context: A Social Work Contribution to the Debate', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 46, pp. 686 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcu134
2016
Hoelscher D; Mupedziswa R; Hugman R, 2014, 'Ethical Challenges and Human Rights in Africa', ETHICS & SOCIAL WELFARE, vol. 8, pp. 99 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2014.895503
2014
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, pp. 310 - 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2013.833275
2013
Hugman R, 2012, 'Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally', JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol. 12, pp. 444 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468017311427319
2012
Hugman R, 2011, 'Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work', AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORK, vol. 64, pp. 237 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2011.579387
2011
Nguyen TTL; Hugman R; Briscoe C, 2011, 'Moving towards an 'indigenous' social work education in Vietnam', Social Work Education, vol. 29, pp. 843 - 854, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2010.517013
2011
Hugman R; Moosa-Mitha M; Moyo O, 2010, 'Towards a borderless social work: reconsidering notions of international social work', International Social Work, vol. 53, pp. 629 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872810371203
2010
Hugman R; Durst D; Loan LH; Lan NTT; Hong NT, 2009, 'Developing social work in Vietnam: Issues in professional education', Social Work Education, vol. 28, pp. 177 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615470802243087
2009
Hugman R, 2009, 'But Is It Social Work? Some Reflections on Mistaken Identities', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 39, pp. 1138 - 1153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcm158
2009
Hugman R, 2008, 'Ethics in a World of Difference', Ethics and Social Welfare, vol. 2, pp. 118 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496530802117474
2008
Banks S; Hugman R; Healy L; Bozalek V; Orme J, 2008, 'Global Ethics for Social Work: Problems and Possibilities-Papers from the Ethics & Social Welfare Symposium, Durban, July 2008', ETHICS & SOCIAL WELFARE, vol. 2, pp. 276 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496530802481722
2008
Hugman R, 2008, 'Social Work Values: Equity or Equality? A response to Solas', Australian Social Work, vol. 61, pp. 141 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03124070801998400
2008
Hugman R; Lan N; Hong N, 2007, 'Developing social work in Vietnam', International Social Work, vol. 50, pp. 197 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872807073985
2007
Hugman R, 2005, 'Looking back: The view from here', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 35, pp. 609 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch300
2005
Hugman R, 2005, 'Exploring the Paradox of Teaching Ethics for Social Work Practice', Social Work Education, vol. 24, pp. 535 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02615470500132772
2005
Hugman R, 2005, 'Social Issues and Social Work: A Shifting Terrain?', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 40, pp. 143 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2005.tb00963.x
2005
Hugman R, 2004, 'Australia`s Leading Social Work Authors: The Devil in the Detail', Australian Social Work, vol. 57, pp. 84 - 86
2004
Hugman R, 2003, 'Professional ethics in social work: living with the legacy', Australian Social Work, vol. 56, pp. 5 - 15
2003
Hugman R, 2003, 'Religious Dimensions of the Origins of ProfessionalSocial Work and the Possibility of an International Code of Ethics', Professional Ethics, vol. 11, pp. 37 - 54
2003
Hugman R, 2003, 'Consuming health and welfare', The Authority of the Consumer, pp. 192 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203392867
2003
Hugman R, 2003, 'Professional Values and Ethics in Social Work: Reconsidering Postmodernism?', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 33, pp. 1025 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/33.8.1025
2003
Barnes DM; Hugman R, 2002, 'Portrait of Social Work', Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 16,3, pp. 277 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820220146702
2002
Hugman R, 2001, 'Ageing in Space', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 20, pp. 57 - 65
2001
Hugman R, 2001, 'Looking to the future: Ageing in space', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 20, pp. 57 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2001.tb00400.x
2001
Hugman R, 2001, 'Ethical practice and the abuse of power in social responsibility', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol. 31, pp. 149 - 150, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000167483000010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2001
Hugman R, 2001, 'Changing Social Work Ethics: Modern or Postmodern', Investigacao E Debate Em Servico Social, vol. 11, pp. 16 - 25
2001
Hugman R, 2001, 'Post-welfare social work? Reconsidering post-modernism, post-Fordism and social work education', Social Work Education, vol. 20, pp. 321 - 334
2001
Hugman R, 2000, 'East-west dialogue in social work for older people and their families', Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, vol. 10, pp. 59 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650993.2000.9755822
2000
Hugman R, 2000, 'Older people and their families: rethinking the social work task?', Australian Social Work, pp. 3 - 8
2000
Hugman R, 1999, 'Ageing, occupation and social engagement: Towards a lively later life', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 6, pp. 61 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14427591.1999.9686452
1999
Hugman R, 1998, 'Intergenerational approaches in aging: Implications for education, policy and practice', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, vol. 33, pp. 319 - 321, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000089882900008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1998
Hugman R, 1996, 'Professionalization in social work: The challenge of diversity', International Social Work, vol. 39, pp. 131 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002087289603900203
1996
Hugman R, 1994, 'The power of professionals in rehabilitation: the example of service users' group in social care', Sante mentale au Quebec, vol. 19, pp. 47 - 58
1994
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
1994
Hugman R; Hadley R, 1993, 'Involvement, Motivation, and Reorganization in a Social Services Department', Human Relations, vol. 46, pp. 1319 - 1348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001872679304601103
1993
Challis D; Hugman R, 1993, 'Editorial: Community care, social work, and social care', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 23, pp. 329
1993
Hugman R; Smith DB, 1992, 'Editorial note', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 22, pp. 229 - 230
1992
Hugman R, 1991, 'Organization and professionalism: The social work agenda in the 1990s', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 21, pp. 199 - 216
1991
Hugman R, 1987, 'The private and the public in personal models of social work: A response to o'connor and dalgleish', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 17, pp. 71 - 76
1987
HUGMAN R, 1987, 'THE PRIVATE AND THE PUBLIC IN PERSONAL MODELS OF SOCIAL-WORK - RESPONSE', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, vol. 17, pp. 71 - 76, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1987G066600005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1987