Hugh is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, his thesis is titled "The Power of Norms: Protracted Refugee Situations in Nepal". Hugh's interests lie in the study of human rights with a focus on refugee studies and forced migration, particularly in South Asia. He holds a Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia & Pacific region) from the University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. He has been a guest lecturer in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation program at the University of Sydney, and a visiting lecturer in refugee studies and professional legal English at the Kathmandu School of Law. He has also acted as a consultant to the UNDP and the SNV. In 2016 Hugh was a Visiting Merit Research Fellow at the WZB Social Sciences Centre in Berlin , and a Visiting Study Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford in 2017.
- Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy (2014)
- The Transfer of Asylum Seekers in Australia to Third Countries – A Critical and Emerging Human Rights Issue – The Application of Human Rights Standards, Norms and Mechanisms (2013)
- Bhutan's Refugees Keep Their Heads Above Water (2013) New Matilda.