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Professor William Hayward

Dean

Tel: (852) 3917 1201
Email: whayward@hku.hk

 

Brief Biography

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.


Education

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

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

Academic Career

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

 

 


Updated: September 01, 2017

 

 
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