David Hayward is Professor of Public Policy and Acting Director of the Future Social Service Institute (FSSI), a collaboration between RMIT University, Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Victorian Government, working to put Victoria in the box seat ahead of significant change in the delivery of social service. He is on multiple state government appointed committees associated with the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.
He is a former Dean of School at RMIT University and Swinburne University, and member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (and Chaired the Finance Committee). He is a life member of VCOSS and in 2015 was invited to become a seconded member of its governing board. In 2016 he was appointed to the Panel of Experts for the Hong Kong Council of Vocational and Higher Education Qualifications.
Professor Hayward’s research interests are in the fields of urban policy and service provision, with a focus on state governments and housing. His most recent publications are in the areas of globalisation and public services, performance budgeting, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and privatisation and the state budget.