Kate van Heugten

ProfessorKate van Heugten

Elsie Locke Building 312
Internal Phone: 94318


Research Interests

I am currently engaged in research into workplace bullying, in particular derpersonalised/organisational bullying. Additional research interests include workplace stress; the impact of neoliberalisation and globalisation on social science education and on work in the human services; loss, grief and mourning; interpersonal violence; and mental health issues.

Recent Publications

  • van Heugten K. (2014) Human Service Organizations in the Disaster Context. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137387424.
  • van Heugten K. (2011) Social Work Under Pressure: How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 224pp.
  • van Heugten K. and Gibbs A. (2015) Social Work for Sociologists: Theory and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 193pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137389688.
  • He L. and van Heugten K. (2021) An Implementable Conversation Between Foucault and Chinese Virtue Ethics in the Context of Youth Social Work. The British Journal of Social Work http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcab034.
  • He L., van Heugten K., Perez-Y-Perez M. and Zheng Y. (2021) Issues of Elder Care among Migrant Workers in Contemporary Rural China: Filial Piety Redefined from a Foucauldian Perspective. Journal of Aging and Social Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2021.1926203.