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College Fellows

The Hayward College Fellows are special/adjunct members of the College Community. The Fellows comprise of members of the University of Otago's academic staff, professional staff, senior students or citizens outside the University who have a relationship with the College.

Current College Fellows

Janine Hayward

Janine Hayward is a Professor in the Politics Programme. She specialises in New Zealand politics and teaches environmental and Treaty politics. Janine is the granddaughter of Jock Hayward and great niece of Vera Hayward.

Annika Bokor

Annika is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and the BIOC192 course coordinator. Her teaching includes HSFY, biochemistry, genetics and forensics. Annika's teaching passion is to make learning fun and exciting. Outside work Annika enjoys hiking, crocheting, playing football as well as coaching her son's football team.

Alexandra Sweetman

Alex is the Business Manager of Brain Research New Zealand, a Centre of Research Excellence co-hosted by the universities of Auckland and Otago. Alex joins the Council with considerable experience in risk management and legal compliance. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her young family.

Rosalina Richards

Rose is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Pacific Health in Va'a o Tautai, Division of Health Sciences and Associate Dean Pacific for the Dunedin School of Medicine. Her academic background is in psychology and public health. As former co-Director of the Cancer Society and Behavioural Research Unit she is interested in a variety of cancer prevention areas, including physical activity, nutrition, tobacco control and supportive care.

Ben Schonthal

Ben is a Professor of Buddhism and Asian Religions in the Religion Programme, Division of Humanities. His research focuses on the intersections of religion, law and politics in Asia and he teaches classes such as Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism, Religion and Identity and religion, Law and Politics. He's also Associate Dean (International) for the Humanities Division.  Most importantly he stands by the statement that Dunedin is the best surf town in the Southern Hemisphere.

Anna Garden

Anna is a computational chemist which means she uses quantum mechanical modes to predict the properties of chemical systems. She is particularly interested in designing catalysts to improve industrial processes or clean up the environment. Anna started at the University of Otago as a lecturer in 2015 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iceland. She was born and bred in Southland and in her spare time likes running, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Tony Binns

Tony is the Ron Lister Professor of Geography and his work focuses mainly on community-based development in Africa, most recently in Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zambia. He was President of the New Zealand Geographical Society 2010–2011. His hobbies include badminton, cinema, theatre and travelling.

Bradley Jamieson

Bradley is a PhD student in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology and the Department of Physiology, studying how the brain's biological clock controls fertility. He has been a student at Hayward College in 2012, as well as a Residential Assistant and Senior Residential Assistant. When not in the lab, he enjoys teaching, baking and graphic design.

Mark Brunton

Mark (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha) is the Research Manager Māori for the University of Otago. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computing industry in operations, software development, systems analysis and website design, development and management. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce and a Masters in Indigenous Studies at Otago.

Poia Rewi

Poia (Ngāti Manawa, Tuhoe, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whare, Tūwharetoa) is a happily married Dean of Te Tumu (School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies), specialising in Māori oral arts and culture.

Paul Hansen

Paul is a Professor in the Department of Economics and is a co-founder of two companies, 100minds and GoSkills. Paul likes surfing and beer and has the honour of having been born in Hayward College a long time ago before it was a residential college (Queen Mary Maternity Hospital).