Dr Josh Hayward



Research Fellow Grade 2


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Geelong Waterfront Campus


+61 3 524 79694


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Associations between combined overweight and obesity, lifestyle behavioural risk and quality of life among Australian regional school children: baseline findings of the Goulburn Valley health behaviours monitoring study.

Erin Hoare, Nicholas Crooks, Joshua Hayward, Steven Allender, Claudia Strugnell

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 16-, Health Qual Life Outcomes, England, C1


Active (Opt-In) consent underestimates mean BMI-z and the prevalence of overweight and obesity compared to passive (Opt-Out) consent. Evidence from the Healthy Together Victoria and Childhood Obesity Study

C Strugnell, L Orellana, J Hayward, L Millar, B Swinburn, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-11, International journal of research and public health, BAsel, Switzerland, C1


Comparing complex perspectives on obesity drivers: action-driven communities and evidence-oriented experts.

J McGlashan, J Hayward, A Brown, B Owen, L Millar, M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 575-581, Obes Sci Pract, United States, C1


A community-based complex systems approach to high school completion

M Kasman, B Owen, J Hayward

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 267-276, Systems research and behavioral science, Chichester, Eng., C1


Composition of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour participation across the school-day, influence of gender and weight status: cross-sectional analyses among disadvantaged Victorian school children

C Strugnell, K Turner, M Malakellis, J Hayward, C Foster, L Millar, S Allender

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-12, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1


Lifestyle factors and adolescent depressive symptomatology: associations and effect sizes of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour

J Hayward, F Jacka, H Skouteris, L Millar, C Strugnell, B Swinburn, S Allender

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 1064-1073, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1


When ignorance is bliss: weight perception, body mass index and quality of life in adolescents

J Hayward, J Hayward, L Millar, L Millar, S Petersen, S Petersen, B Swinburn, B Swinburn, A Lewis, A Lewis

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 1328-1334, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1-1


Lessons from obesity prevention for the prevention of mental disorders: The primordial prevention approach

J Hayward, F Jacka, E Waters, S Allender

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-4, BMC Psychiatry, London, England, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Victoria Police StEPS Project: Systems Evaluation for the Prevention of Suicide

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Allison Milner, Dr Josh Hayward

  • 2017: $37,500
  • 2016: $37,500

STICK-E MansfieldSC Municipal Public Health Plan

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward

  • 2018: $39,000
  • 2017: $15,000

Campbelltown Changing our Future: A whole of systems approach to childhood obesity in south western Sydney

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Mr Nic Crooks

  • 2018: $252,248

Industry and Other Funding

STICK-E TAPPC Prevention Tracker

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Dr Josh Hayward

  • 2018: $30,000
  • 2017: $30,000

Let¿s have a yarn about chronic disease: a collaborative multi-disciplinary participatory action research approach to addressing Aboriginal health in South West Victoria

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Kerry Hudson, Mr John Bell, Ms Tamika Amos, Ms Candice Mckenzie, Prof Peter Harvey, A/Prof Barry Morphett, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Josh Hayward, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Constance Kourbelis, Ms Barbara Allen

  • 2019: $6,587
  • 2018: $34,072

Translate a community-based and 'systems informed' childhood obesity intervention.

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Josh Hayward, Mr Andrew Brown

  • 2018: $70,000


Associate Supervisor

Jaimie McGlashan

Thesis entitled: The Use of Network Analysis to Evaluate Community-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development