Professor Paul Henman

Professor

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
p.henman@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52383
0402 734 218

Overview

Paul holds degrees in sociology, social policy, computer science and education. His main research interest is the nexus between social policy, administration and digital information technologies.

His research interests include: social policy; welfare state; welfare reform; e-government; the administration of policy; costs of raising children.

Social policy; electronic government; internet studies; costs of children; welfare state; living standards & wellbeing

Research Interests

  • Digital government
    Governments have been using digital technologies for decades, with implications for the operation and power of the state, and its relationship with and governance of citizens. Increasingly algorithmic government and AI is heightening concerns with government accountability and transparency, and reproduction of bias, discrimination and inequalities. Charting these dynamics and developing policy and governance frameworks is an urgent research agenda.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, Qld
  • B.Sc.Hons (Computer Science), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Henman, Paul (2021). Administrative justice in a digital world: challenges and solutions. The Oxford handbook of administrative justice. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Joe Tomlinson, Robert Thomas, Marc Hertogh and Richard Kirkham. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190903084.013.23

  • Henman, Paul (2021). Governing by Algorithms and Algorithmic Governmentality: Towards machinic judgement. The Algorithmic Society: Technology, Power, and Knowledge. (pp. 19-34) edited by Marc Schuilenburg and Rik Peeters. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Henman, Paul (2013). Government and the internet: evolving technologies, enduring research themes. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. (pp. 283-306) edited by William H. Dutton. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199589074.013.0014

  • Henman, Paul (2011). Biopower. Encyclopedia of power. (pp. 73-73) edited by Keith Dowding. Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412994088.n39

  • Henman, Paul (2011). Governmentality. Encyclopedia of power. (pp. 289-291) edited by Keith Dowding. Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412994088.n159

  • Henman, Paul and Dean, Mitchell (2010). E-government and the production of standardized individuality. Calculating the social: Standards and the reconfiguration of governing. (pp. 77-93) edited by Vaughan Higgins and Wendy Larner. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9780230289673

  • Henman, Paul (2010). Social policy and information communication technologies. Information communication technologies for human services education and delivery: Concepts and cases. (pp. 215-229) edited by Jennifer Martin and Linette Hawkins. Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: Information Science Reference. doi: 10.4018/978-1-60566-735-5.ch014

  • Adler, Michael and Henman, Paul (2008). Justice beyond the courts: The implications of computerisation for procedural justice in social security. E-justice: Using Information Communication in the Court System. (pp. 65-86) edited by Agusti Cerrillo and Pere Fabra. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-59904-998-4.ch005

  • Henman, P. W. (2007). Governing individuality. Contested Individualization: Debates About Contemporary Personhood. (pp. 171-185) edited by Howard, C.. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9780230609259

  • Fenger, Menno and Henman, Paul (2006). Introduction: administering welfare reform. Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance. (pp. 1-14) Policy Press. doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0001

  • Henman, Paul and Fenger, Menno (2006). Reforming welfare governance: reflections. Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance. (pp. 256-274) Policy Press. doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0012

  • Henman, Paul (2006). Welfare reform as governance reform: the prospects of a governmentality perspective. Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance. (pp. 18-36) Policy Press. doi: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0002

  • Fenger, Menno and Henman, Paul (2006). Introduction: Administering welfare reform. Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. (pp. 1-18) Policy Press.

  • Fenger, M. and Henman, P. W. (2006). Introduction: Administering welfare reform. Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. (pp. 1-17) edited by P. Henman and M. Fenger. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

  • Henman, Paul and Fenger, Menno (2006). Reforming welfare governance: Reflections. Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. (pp. 257-278) edited by Paul Henman and Menno Fenger. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

  • Henman, Paul (2006). Segmentation and conditionality: Technological reconfigurations in social policy. Analysing Social Policy: A Governmental Approach. (pp. 205-222) edited by G. Marston and C. McDonald. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Henman, Paul (2006). Welfare reform as governance reform: The prospects of a governmentality perspective. Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. (pp. 19-41) edited by P. Henman and M. Fenger. Bristol: Policy Press.

  • Henman, Paul (2006). Welfare reform as governance reform: The prospects of a governmentality perspective. Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. (pp. 19-42) Policy Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision