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Mr Richard Hughes


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3451, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.340
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3451
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.340  


Mr Richard Hughes is the Course Coordinator for Project Management and a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


  • By appointment

Current teaching

  • Starting up a Project
  • Managing Project Quality and Risk
  • Applied Project Management
  • Managing the Project Scope and Stakeholders
  • Project Management Capstone


Richard is a certified practising project practitioner. As an experienced program and project manager, his background has been predominantly with central and local government sectors, specialising in IT, customer service, and contact centres. He has also been involved with policy creation, operating process reviews and business change initiatives.

Professional associations

  • Australian Institute of Project Management, Member

Research areas and interests

  • Project success and failure
  • Project governance
  • Project risk management


  • Master of Project Management, Edith Cowan University, 2016.
  • Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours), England, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • Peak Performance? Project Management and the Australian Economy,  Australian Institute of Project Management,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Conference Publications

  • Hughes, R., Gengatharen, D., (2018), Can performance audit data influence the success of small and medium sized government projects?. 2018 National Conference Academic Papers Australian Institute of Project Management, 3-14, Sydney, NSW, Australian Institute of Project Management.
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