Associate Dean - Graduate Programs & Research
Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
311 Tier Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8261
Fax: (204) 474-7594
2006 - Ph.D., Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
2000 - M.S.W., University of Toronto
1996 - B.S.W., St. Thomas University
Areas of Specialization:
• Violence Against Women;
• Professional and Institutional Practices;
• Social and Family Policy;
• Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods;
• Narrative and Discourse Analysis.
Dr. Hughes' program of research centers on exploring how professional service providers understand and respond to intimate partner violence. A recently completed project documents the ways in which women indirectly disclose abuse to community health nurses and how the nurses recognize these verbal cues as indicators of intimate partner violence. Another ongoing project centers on women's experiences who are negotiating child custody arrangements and/or being investigated within the child welfare system.
Academic Journal Articles
Kulick, A., Howell, M.L., Hughes, J. and Woodford, M. (under review). College Women and Heterosexism: Individual and Social Factors Associated with Saying “That’s so Gay.” Journal of GLBT Youth. Submitted July 2016.
Hughes, J (under review). Women’s advocates and shelter residents: Describing experiences of working and living in domestic violence shelters. Violence Against Women. Submitted June 2016.
Delay, D. Hughes, J. and Corbally, M. (under review). Developing narrative competence with an appreciation of shame: Resolving the gender-symmetry debate and problematic adherence to binary gender-based role narratives in intimate partner violence research and practice. Journal of Family Violence. Submitted March 2016.
Corbally, M. Hughes, J. and Delay, D. (in press). Gender Arguments and Paradigmatic Challenges: A Call for a More Inclusive Paradigm of Understanding Regarding Physical Partner Violence Perpetration. Journal of Family Violence. Submitted March 2016.
Hughes, J., Rocke, C. and Chau, S. (in press). Women’s Recommendations for Child Welfare Workers. Canadian Social Work Review.
Hughes, J., Chau, S., & Vokrri, L. (2015). Mothers’ narratives of their involvement with child welfare Services. Affilia, 0886109915574579.
Hughes, J. and Chau, S. (2013). Making complex decisions: Child protection workers’ practices and interventions with intimate partner violence. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(4), 611-617.
Hughes, J. & Chau, S. (2012). Children’s Best Interests and Intimate Partner Violence in the Canadian Family Law and Child Protection Systems. Critical Social Policy, 32(3), 1-19.
Hughes, J., Chau, S, & Poff, D. (2011). “They’re not my favourite people”: What mothers who have experienced intimate partner violence say about involvement in the child protection system. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1084-1089.
Hughes, J. (2010). Putting the pieces together: How community health nurses practicing in rural and remote communities respond to intimate partner violence. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 10(1), 34-47.
Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Woodford, M., Hughes, J., Power, R., & Regehr, G. (2006). Beyond competencies: Field instructors’ descriptions of student performance. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(3), 579-593.
Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Power, R., Hughes, J., Woodford, M., & Regehr, G. (2004). Toward new approaches for evaluating student field performance: Tapping the implicit criteria used by experienced field instructors. Journal of Social Work Education, 40(3), 417-426.
Regehr, C., Hill, J., Goldberg, G., & Hughes, J. (2003). Postmortem inquiries and trauma responses in paramedics and firefighters. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(6), 607-622.
Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Hughes, J., Power, R., & Globerman, J. (2002). Evaluating a measure of student performance in direct service: Testing reliability and validity of explicit criteria. Journal of Social Work Education, 38(3), 385-401.
Regehr, C., Goldberg, G., & Hughes, J. (2002). Exposure to human tragedy, empathy and trauma in ambulance paramedics. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 72(4), 505-513.
Preston, S. Woodford, M. and Hughes, J. (in press). Qualitative research for group work. Handbook on Social Work with Groups. Guilford Publications Inc., New York, New York (2nd edition). Charles D. Garvin, Lorraine M. Gutiérrez, and Maeda J. Galinsky (editors).
Hughes, J. and Luo, H. (2015). Abuse of Older Adults in Culturally Minoritized Groups within Canada. Abuse of Older Adults in Culturally Minoritized Groups within Canada. In Violence against the Elderly: Challenges, Research, Action, Katarzyna Jagielska, Joanna Malgorzata Lukasik, and Norbert Gerard Pikula (Editor). Toronto: European Association of Schools of Social Work.
Hughes, J., Corbally, M., Chau, S. (2014). Over-researched and under-theorized: re-imagining the concept of gender for intimate partner violence theory and research. Advances in Psychology Research, Nova Publishers, Inc.
Hughes, J., Corbally, M., & Chau, S. (2012). Over-researched and under-theorized: Re-imagining the concept of gender for intimate partner violence theory and research. In H. R. Cunningham and W. F. Berry (Eds.), Handbook on the Psychology of Violence (pp. 77-97). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Hughes, J. (2008). Assessing safety, managing abuse: Routine screening for domestic violence in the Canadian family law system. In S. Arcand, D. Damant, S. Gravel, E. Harper (eds.), Problèmes Sociaux et Intervention Sociales (Social Problems and Social Interventions and Responses) (pp.315-332). Saint Foy, Quebec, Canada: Presse de l’Université du Quebec.
Hughes, J. (2005). Analyzing women’s experiences: Race, social difference, and violence against women. In G. S. J. Dei & G. S. Johal (Eds.), Critical issues in anti-racist research methodologies (205-224). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Hughes, J. Chau, S., James, P., & Sherman, S. (2003). Controversies, tensions, and contradictions: Situating anti-oppression and social justice in the social work curriculum. In W. Shera (Ed.), Emerging perspectives in anti-oppressive practice. (pp.349-362). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Scholar’s Press.
Poulin, C, Gouliquer, L., Brazier, B., Hughes, J., Brazier, B., Arseneault, R., MacAulay, S. & Thériault, L. (2004). Keeping it confidential: A struggle for Transition Houses. In M.L. Stirling, N. Nason-Clark, A. Cameron, & B. Miedema (Eds.), Understanding abuse: Partnering for change (pp. 87 – 110). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press.
Hughes, J. (2012). Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning [Review of the book Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, by R. Csiernik, R. Birnbaum, B. D. Pierce]. Social Work Education, 31(5), 678-679.
Hughes, J. and Rocke, C. (2016). Student Manual: Demonstrating Essential Skills for Child Welfare Practice, (with video training).
Hughes, J. and Rocke, C. (2016). Instructor Manual: Demonstrating Essential Skills for Child Welfare Practice, (with video training).
Policy and Community Reports
Hughes, J. (2015). Expectations of the First Stay at a Manitoba Women’s Shelter. Completed for the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters.
Hughes, J. (2015) In Their Own Voices: Practices in Manitoba Women’s Shelters. Completed for the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters.
Hughes, J. (2015). Experiences of Coming to a Women’s Shelter for the First Time. Completed for the training manual developed by the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters.
Hughes, J. and Chau, S. (2012). Practices in the Child Protection System: Listening to the Voices of Child Protection Workers in Manitoba and British Columbia
Hughes, J., Chau, S., & Poff, D. (2010). Project Report: Women’s Experiences in the Manitoba and British Columbia Family Law and Child Welfare Systems. Report prepared for research participants.
Hughes, J., Chau, S., & Poff, D. (2010). Project Report: What mothers who have experienced intimate partner violence say about involvement in the child welfare system. Report prepared for research participants.
Hughes, J & Bishop, S. (2008). Putting the pieces together: How community health nurses practicing in rural/remote communities respond to intimate partner violence. Report prepared for funders, research participants, and the Northern Health Authority, Prince George, British Columbia.
Noel-Boyd, S., Moyse, J., Mphafi, A., Hughes, J. & Ingram, B. (2007). It’s the Law: Not the System: Response to the Review of the Family Relations Act. Submitted to the Family Relations Act Review, British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General.
Poulin, C., Brazier, B., Thériault, L., Hughes, J., Arseneault, R., & Crane-Saunder, R. (1997). Monthly Reporting Form. Instrument developed to measure the use of New Brunswick transition houses.
Invited Guest Speaker
Hughes, and Rocke, C. (2016, May 6). The Development of a Training Video: Demonstrating Essential Skills for Child Welfare Practice, Invited speaker for the Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2015, September 16). Experiences in Manitoba Women’s Shelters. Invited guest speaker for the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2014, October 17th). Seeing Through the Eyes of Another. Invited guest speaker for the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and Westman Immigrant Services, Brandon, Manitoba (photo exhibition of photovoice project).
Hughes, J. (2012, November 9th). Invited guest speaker for Provincial Advisory Committee on Child Abuse Workshop, Crisis to Healing - A Child's Perspective on Domestic Violence, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2012, June). Child Protection Practices when Intimate Partner Violence Occurs in Families, ANCR, First Nations of Southern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2012, May). Understanding Child Protection Practices. Community Network for Families and Child Wellbeing, network meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2011, August). Mothering in the context of intimate partner violence: Listening and hearing the stories of women service-users. University of British Columbia – Okanagan.
Hughes, J. (2009, April, 10th). Assessment of intimate partner violence in clinical practice settings: To screen or not to screen is NOT the question” Research Colloquium Presentation, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Hughes, J. (2007, November). Women and the Law Panel Guest Speaker at the (In) Visibility: Giving Women a Voice Conference, University of Northern British Columbia.