Prof. HAYWARD William
Dean of Social Sciences & Professor of Psychology


1991-95  Yale University, United States
                MS, MPhil (1994) and PhD

1986-91  University of Canterbury, New Zealand
                BA (1989) and MA (1991)


Office: 11/F, Jockey Club Tower
Tel: (852) 3917-1201
Email: whayward@hku.hk

Prof. William Hayward is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. He gained a BA and MA from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and a PhD in Psychology from Yale University. He held initial academic appointments at the University of Wollongong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was then Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong (2008-2013) and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland (2014-2017). 

Prof. Hayward's research program is focused on how people make sense of the visual world around them. He has published extensively in the areas of object and face perception, and visual attention. He has received HK$7 million from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, and additional funds from the Australian Research Council. He is Partner Investigator on the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders. He is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychology, and until recently was Associate Editor of Visual Cognition. He is also on the editorial boards of three leading international journals.

2017-present     Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology
2014-17             University of Auckland
Professor (Chair) and Head of the School of Psychology
2006-14             University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Psychology
                           Head of Department (2008-2014)   
1999-06             Chinese University of Hong Kong
                           Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
1995-99             University of Wollongong, Australia
                           Lecturer, Department of Psychology

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