Professor David Hayward is the Dean, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Since August 2009, David has been Dean of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Between 2007 and 2013 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Melbourne Health, the second largest health service in Australia incorporating the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a life member of the Victorian Council of Social Service, in recognition of 3 decades of policy advice, education and training for the Victorian not-for-profit sector. In 2015 he was an invited member of the expert panel appointed to review the University of Western Australia's undergraduate degrees. In the same year he was invited by the Victorian Council of Social Service to become a seconded member of its governing board. In 2016 he was appointed to the Panel of Experts for the Hong Kong Council of Vocational and Higher Education Qualifications. His research interest is the funding of social policy in the Australian federation, with recent publications on performance budgeting and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. He writes regularly for The Conversation.
In 2014 David was elected Chair of the RMIT Academic Board, and was re-elected unopposed for 2015 and 2016. The role brings with it a position on University Council. He is also a member of Council's Infrastructure and Information Technology Committee.
David’s research interests are in the fields of urban policy and service provision, with a focus on state governments and housing.
David has been an active commentator in the media. Recent media comments and coverage include:
His recent opinion pieces may be found here:
- Something to crow about? Victorian government finances under the Coalition, Insight Magazine, Victorian Council of Social Service, July
- Napthine government has lost the right to decide Victoria's future, The Age, July 1, 2014
- What Victorian Treasurer Michael O'Brien should do in tomorrow's state budget, The Age, May 4, 2014
- Swedish lessons for the Commission of Audit, The Conversation, 14 February 2014
- Victorian budget delivers surplus, but will it be a road to reelection?, The Conversation, 8 May 2013
- Back in black with infrastructure on the side, The Age, 7 May 2013
- Why Queensland didn’t need to sell the family farm, The Conversation, 1 May 2013
- Chasm divides Ted and hard hats, The Age, 23 June 2012
- Baillieu needs to search for a healthy legacy, The Age, 7 November 2011
- Strife for Baillieu in unmet promises and Treasurer's bad days, The Age, 24 October 2011
- Baillieu's sticky wicket, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September 2011
- Govt prepares for 'line in the sand' budget, ABC News, 3 May 2011
- Budget 'responsible and caring': Premier Ted Baillieu, 774 ABC Radio, 3 May 2011
- Coalition caught between saving and spending promises, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 2011
David’s blog has all of his recent publications and presentations.
- BA Swinburne
- GradDipUrbSoc Swinburne
- PhD Monash
- Anderson, D.,Hayward, D. (2015). 2014 Western Australian State Budget Analysis Update In: UnionsWA Australia
- Hayward, D. (2015). Performance budgeting: the power to persuade, control or deceive? In: Creating and Implementing Public Policy, Routledge, United States
- Anderson, D.,Hayward, D. (2014). 2014/15 Western Australian State Budget. On track or still off the rails. In: UnionsWA Australia
- Anderson, D.,Hayward, D. (2014). The strange case of Western Australia's government finances. In: UnionsWA Australia
- Hayward, D. (2012). Housing construction industry, competition and regulation In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, Oxford, England
- Hayward, D. (2006). Steve Bracks: the quiet achiever In: The Victorian Premiers: 1856-2006, Federation Press, Annandale, Australia
- Costar, B.,Hayward, D. (2005). Steve Bracks: Victoria's 'nice guy' who won against the odds In: Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia
- Hayward, D.,Ewer, P. (2003). Visions for Victoria, Vulgar Press, Carlton North, Australia
- Ewing, S.,Hayward, D.,Hopkins, L.,Thomas, J. (2003). The new social policy and the digital age: a case study of a wired high rise public housing estate In: Just Policy, , 36 - 46
- Hayward, D. (2002). Social policy and the budget under the Bracks government In: Just Policy, , 51 - 58
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