PhD Student (Adolescent and Child Health), University of Sydney

Hayden is a postgraduate researcher undertaking his PhD with The University of Sydney. Before moving to Sydney, Hayden completed his undergraduate degree in social research at The University of Newcastle. He has professional experience within community health organisations such as The Smith Family, headspace - The National Youth Mental Health Foundation and ACON Health in developing, facilitating and evaluating health education services specific to young people, their parents/carers and teachers.

Hayden’s research priorities broadly focus around adolescent health, specifically prevention of risky sexual behaviour in adolescence, developing and promoting adolescent autonomy through involvement in health decision-making, and research about knowledge and attitudes of HPV vaccination.

He is supervised by Professor Rachel Skinner, Associate Professor Julie Leask and Associate Professor Spring Cooper.

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  • 2014–present
    PhD Candidate (Paediatrics and Child Health), The University of Sydney


  • 2014 
    The University of Newcastle , Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Community Child Health (111704)