Professor Ian Hay is the Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, which he was appointed to in 2007. Before coming to UTAS, he was Professor and Head of the School of Education, University of New England. He has also held Associate Professor positions at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Professor Hay has published more than a hundred book chapters, refereed journal articles, reports, and other articles in a range of international and national peer review publications. As a chief investigator, he has been awarded competitive research funds in excess of $1.25 million and has supervised some twenty higher degree research students. His main research interests are in the domain of students with literacy and academic difficulties, the role of motivation in learning and students’ cognitive development.