Bronwyn Hayward

Associate Dean Postgraduate ResearchBronwyn Hayward

Elsie Locke Building Rm 607
Internal Phone: 95114

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Bronwyn is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of The Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research group. Her research focuses on the intersection of sustainable development, youth, climate change and citizenship.
Bronwyn is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR6 report (cities & infrastructure) and was a lead author for the 2018 Special Report on 1.5 (Sustainable development & Poverty eradication). She is co-primary investigator with University of Surrey's ESRC funded CUSP: Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, she leads the CYCLES Children and Youth in Cities lifestyle Evaluation study in 7 world cities.
She was an Erskine Fellow with University College, Oxford, UK 2017. Recent books are Sea Change: Climate politics and New Zealand (BWB, 2017) and Children, Citizenship and Environment (Routledge, 2012).
She served on the International Social Sciences Council steering committee - Transformative Research, as a co-researcher with University of Oslo, Voices of the Future project, a lead author on UNEP's global survey of 18-35 year olds lifestyles and sustainability, and as a trustee for the UK Foundation for Democracy and Sustainability. Outside academia Bronwyn worked for children's TV, as a Ministerial appointment to the NZ Broadcasting Standards Authority & as a trustee for the SPARK Foundation & Give A Little. She was inaugural joint winner of UC Arts Conscience & Critic of Society Research Award 2014 and a Kiwibank NZer of the year Local Hero 2019.

Recent Publications

  • Hayward BM. (2017) Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand. BWB Bridget Williams Books. 120.
  • Hayward B. (2012) Children, citizenship and environment: Nurturing a democratic imagination in a changing world. 1-190. 10.4324/9780203106839.
  • Hayward BM., Collins R. and Nissen SE. (2017) Children and Environment. In Demeritt D; Castree N; Richardson D (Ed.), International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology: 7. London: Wiley.
  • Hayward B., Collins R. and Nissen S. (2016) Children and Environment. In Demeritt D; Castree N; Richardson D (Ed.), The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: forthcoming. London: Wiley.
  • Nissen SE. and Hayward BM. (2016) Student associations: The New Zealand experience. In Brooks R (Ed.), Student Politics and Protest: International perspectives: 129-142.Routledge.