Robert Hughes

'It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.' - John Steinbeck


Enjoys seeing people have the opportunity to contribute to others (and fishing and Gran Turismo, and..). 

His particular interest is workplace culture. 


Articles by ‘Robert Hughes’
The Principles underlying Return To Work

One should not only consider 'principles' in establishing a quality RTW process. 'Attitudes' are also of vital importance.

Compensation or Rehabilitation? What impact does a word have?

There was a Door to which I found no Key: There was a Veil through which I could not see: Some little Talk awhile of Me and Thee There seemed and then no more of Thee and Me. - Omar Khayyam

Why prevention is better than a cure.

Wellness programs are being considered as a central strategy in US healthcare policy.

Not working is bad for the heart and the head. There's proof.

UK research evidence shows that risk of death for workless people is 20% higher.

Are you happy with your working relationships?

Workers' Comp has a high staff turnaround, so a working relationship still great after 11 years is worth attention.


Who suffers when people dud the system?

An open letter to the Heads of Australian Workers' Compensation Authorities.

How one woman changed Australian culture and why RTW can profit from her example.

Can Australia afford to lose $57.5 billion a year through work-related illness and injury?

What role do compensation authorities play in helping people back to work?

Participative Planning

Workplace culture glue and review

What creates positive workplace culture?

When we look at the reader statistics for Return To Work Matters it is obvious that Workplace Culture rates highly as a topic.

Dr Mary Wyatt

Self effacing, warm, always positive - Mary Wyatt is a consummate professional dedicated to return to work.

Do you yawn enough to be a good RTW professional?

Researchers find that contagious yawning indicates empathy.

What's it all about?

The what and why of Return To Work Matters

Chronic pain in America

A quarter of working Americans suffer daily pain