Bronwyn Hayward

Director, Sustainability, Citizenship and Civic Imagination and Professor, Department of Political Science and IR, University of Canterbury, New Zealand  

Bronwyn is a 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 and a revised second #SchoolStrike edition Routledge London, 2021).

She has 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 & 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.