Dr Hayley Mckenzie



Lecturer In Health Sciences


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 2006
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2012
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2014


+61 3 924 43804

Research interests

Research interests focus on family and social policy, and exploring the inequities experienced by particular social groups who are reliant on social and institutional policies.


Member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Member of the International Network of Child Support Scholars (INCSS)

Units taught

HSH113 - Social Perspectives on Population Health

HSH207 - Socioeconomic Status and Health

HSH731-734 - Masters Major and Minor Projects


McKenzie, H., McKay, F. & McHugh, C. (26 November 2014). Life on Newstart Allowance: A new reality for low income single mothers. The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Adelaide, SA.

McKenzie, H., Graham, M., Lamaro, G., Klein, R., Shelley, J. & Andrews, F. (14 October 2013). Women’s reproductive choices and consequences: The position of policy. Emerging Health Policy Conference, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney, NSW.

McKay, F., McKenzie, H. & Dunn, M. (19 September 2013). Bring the workplace into the classroom: Integrating workplace needs into student projects. Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia, Melbourne, VIC.

Dunn, M., McKay, F. & McKenzie, H. (19 September 2013). Education where you are – literally. Using technology to blur located and cloud learning. Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia, Melbourne, VIC.

McKenzie, H. (22 August 2012). Low-income single mothers’ evaluation of their child support arrangements reflecting the ‘best interests of the child(ren)’. Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference, Sydney, NSW.

McKenzie, H. (27 July 2012). Positions of dependence: Low-income single mothers with child support entitlements. Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, VIC.

McKenzie, H. (29 November 2011). Single mothers’ acceptance of unacceptable child support arrangements. The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Newcastle, NSW.

McKenzie, H. (8 July 2010). The influence of child support payments on single payee parent family’s economic wellbeing: findings from a qualitative study. Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, VIC.

McKenzie, H. (9 July 2008). The Australian Child Support Scheme as it relates to single mothers: historical development and international comparisons. Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference. Melbourne, VIC.


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Women’s reproductive choices in Australia: mapping federal and state/territory policy instruments governing choice

Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz, Mrs Ruth Klein

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 3351-349, Gender issues, New York, N.Y., C1


‘It should be a big responsibility’: Separated low-income mothers’ evaluation of child support arrangements and the conduct of fathers

Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Dr Kay Cook

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 135-156, Australian journal of family law, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1


Institutional processes and the production of gender inequalities: the case of Australian child support research and administration

Dr Kay Cook, Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Kris Natalier, Lisa Young

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 512-534, Critical social policy, London, Eng., C1


Navigating the ethics of cross-cultural health promotion research

Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 235-240, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1


Mothers' experiences of child support: qualitative research and opportunities for policy insight

Dr Kay Cook, Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Kristin Natalier

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 57-71, Journal of family studies, London, Eng., C1


Child support research in Australia : a critical review

Dr Kay Cook, Dr Hayley Mckenzie, A/Prof Tess Knight

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 110-125, Journal of family studies, Maleny, QLD, C1


The quality of life of single mothers making the transition from welfare to work

Dr Kay Cook, Dr Elise Davis, Paul Smythe, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 475-490, Women and health, Philadelphia, Pa., C1


How welfare-to-work requirements impact on single parents' volunteer activities

Dr Kay Cook, Brooke Monique Ward, Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Prof Andrew Noblet, Ms Eve Bodsworth

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 1-8, Australian journal on volunteering, Melbourne, Vic., C1


Domestic violence and the exemption from seeking child support : providing safety or legitimizing ongoing poverty and fear

Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Kay Cook, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 749-767, Social policy and administration : an international journal of policy and research, Oxford, U.K., C1


The influence of child support and welfare on single parent families

Dr Hayley Mckenzie, Dr Kay Cook

(2007), pp. 13-19, Just policy : a journal of Australian social policy, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1



Industry and Other Funding

Family Life - Evaluation of EYE Belong, a Southern Peninsula Festival for Healthy Living

Dr Fiona Mckay, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

  • 2014: $7,921


No completed student supervisions to report