Associate Professor Paul Henman

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Policy Futures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
p.henman@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 33142
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 (2013). Government and the internet: evolving technologies, enduring research themes. In William H. Dutton (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (pp. 283-306) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199589074.013.0014

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

  • Henman, Paul (2011). Governmentality. In Keith Dowding (Ed.), Encyclopedia of power (pp. 289-291) 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. In Vaughan Higgins and Wendy Larner (Ed.), Calculating the social: Standards and the reconfiguration of governing (pp. 77-93) Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230289673

  • Henman, Paul (2010). Social policy and information communication technologies. In Jennifer Martin and Linette Hawkins (Ed.), Information communication technologies for human services education and delivery: Concepts and cases (pp. 215-229) 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. In Agusti Cerrillo and Pere Fabra (Ed.), E-justice: Using Information Communication in the Court System (pp. 65-86) Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-998-4.ch005

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

  • Fenger, Menno and Henman, Paul (2006). Introduction: administering welfare reform. In 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. In 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. In Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance (pp. 18-36) : Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0002

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

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

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

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

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

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Henman, Paul and Graham, Tim (2019). Towards a taxonomy of government webportals. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance - ICEGOV2019. 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Melbourne, VIC Australia, (). 3 - 5 April 2019. doi:10.1145/3326365.3326368

  • Henman, Paul (2017). The computer says 'DEBT': Towards a critical sociology of algorithms and algorithmic governance. In: Data for Policy 2017: Government by Algorithm?, London, United Kingdom, (). 6-7 September, 2017. doi:10.5281/zenodo.884116

  • Wallang, Muslimin, Henman, Paul and Gillingham, Philip (2015). Different patterns of usage of e-government services: a preliminary study. In: Carl Adams, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on eGovernment, ECEG 2015. 15th European Conference on eGovernment, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, (436-442). 18-19 June 2015.

  • Henman, Paul, Ackland, Rob and Graham, Tim (2014). Community structure in e-Government hyperlink networks. In: Alexandru Ionas, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on eGovernment. ECEG 2014: 14th European Conference on eGovernment, Braşov, Romania, (135-143). 12-13 June, 2014.

  • Henman, Paul, Ackland, Rob and Graham, Tim (2014). Social policy on the Web: the online institutional structure of social policy domains in the UK. In: Alexandru Ionas, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on eGovernment. ECEG 2014: 14th European Conference on eGovernment, Braşov, Romania, (126-134). 12-13 June, 2014.

  • Henman, Paul, Ackland, Rob, Graham, Tim and Chen, Lin (2013). Social policy on the Web: the institutional structure of social policy domains in Australia and the UK. In: Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2013, Sheffield, UK, (). 8-10 July, 2013.

  • Breit, Rhonda, Henman, Paul and Snell, Rick (2012). Towards a qualitative approach to evaluating access to information legislation. In: CPRafrica 2012/CPRsouth7: Papers, presentations and policy briefs. CPRafrica 2012/CPRsouth7 Conference, Port Louis, Mauritius, (). 5 - 7 September 2012.

  • Waite, Greg, Henman, Paul, Banks, Chris and Curtis, Chris (2010). The dynamics of financial hardship and housing need: A longitudinal analysis using budget standards. In: B. Randolph, T. Burke, K. Hulse and V. Milligan, Refereed papers presented at the 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC 2009), Sydney, Australia, (1-12). 5 - 7 August 2009.

  • Henman, Paul (2009). The contribution of e-government to the "new conditionality" in social policy. In: Dan Remenyi, Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Government. 9th European Conference on e-Government, London, England, (345-351). 29-30 June, 2009.

  • Henman, Paul (2008). The constitution and governance of time through e-government. In: Remenyi, D, The 4th international conference on e-government, proceedings. The 4th international conference on e-government, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, (187-194). 23-24 October 2008.

  • Waite, and Henman, P W (2006). Applying budget standards to assess housing affordability. In: S. Darby, P. Flatau and I. Hafekost, Building for Diversity: National Housing Conference 2005. National Housing Conference 2005, Perth, (195-214). 26-28 October, 2005.

  • Henman, P. W. (2005). e-Government, public policy and the growth of conditionality. In: D. Remenyi, 5th European Conference on e-Government. 5th European Conference on e-Government, Antwerp, Belgium, (223-229). 16-17 June, 2005.

  • Henman, Paul (2004). E-government and the electronic transformation of modes of rule: The case of partnerships. In: J. V. Carrasquero, F. Welsc, C. Urrea and C. D. Tso, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Selected proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems. 2nd International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Orlando, Florida, (19-24). July 21 - 25, 2004.

  • Gaby, Sharon and Henman, Paul (2004). E-health: Transforming doctor-patient relationships with a dose of technology. In: W. Roberts and P. Chen, Refereed Conference proceedings of the Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004. The Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, Victoria, (1-25). 14-15 April 2004.

  • Henman, Paul and Dean, Mitchell (2004). The governmental powers of welfare e-administration. In: W. Roberts and P. Chen, Refereed Conference proceedings of Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004. Australian Electronic Governance Conference 2004, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, Victoria, (). 14-15 April 2004.

  • Henman, Paul (2002). The poverty of welfare reform discourse. In: T. Eardley and B. Bradbury, Refereed Proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference 2001. National Social Policy Conference 2001, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, (180-191). 4-6 July 2001.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision