Bronwyn Hayward's academic background is in political science and geography. Today's 1.2 billion teenagers are growing up in a world very different from their parents and their grandparents. Bronwyn's research focuses on understanding children and young people’s political aspirations, participation and experiences in a rapidly changing physical and socio-economic environment.
Bronwyn is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canterbury, and co-researcher at the University of Oslo on the Voices of the Future project. She is also currently a Visiting Fellow with the UK ESRC funded RESOLVE Centre for the study of environmental values, attitudes and lifestyle change and the Scottish Government and DEFRA funded Sustainable Lives Research Group (University of Surrey). She has been visiting fellow at the Tyndall Centre for climate change research 2008-2011, University of East Anglia.
Bronwyn recently served as lead author for two reports for the United Nations Environment Programme's global survey of the attitudes of 18-35 year olds to their lifestyles and sustainablity (for the UK and NZ). Bronwyn's next book manuscript examines children and ecological citizenship. Outside academia Bronwyn has worked for children's media (television and radio) and served as a ministerial appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.