Alexander Hayes is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology in an educational context. He is regularly invited to speak of the impacts that these technologies have on workforce development and more broadly on the implications for society in general.
Hayes is a web developer at the Australian National University, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies. He is a web administrator for the Serving Our Country project, a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia under the supervision of Professor Joan Beaumont
Alexander Hayes has recently been appointed as a Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of Canberra, Bruce ACT until July 2016 engaging with UC researchers, contributing to research projects and the broader research community under the supervision of Professor Robert Fitzgerald.
Alexander Hayes is currently completing a PhD. at the University of Wollongong, NSW within the Faculty of Informatics, School of Information Systems & Technology under the supervision of Associate Professor Katina Michael. His research is leading the way academics and practitioners alike are thinking about the impact of new and emergent technologies such as Google Glass. Key research focus areas also include unmanned aerial systems, national security, wearable technology, privacy, information communication technology, social media, networked and mobile learning.
In early 2013 Alexander spent 6 weeks in Finland as a Visiting Researcher at Aalto University, Media Lab Helsinki visiting his co-supervisor Professor Teemu Leinonen. As a research group member he was immediately drawn into the final preparations and implementation of the Department of Media, Open Design Conference, along with a team of researchers and project team members who are part of the Learning Layers Project, a large-scale research project co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.
Father of four children, married and happily living in Canberra, Australia he enjoys community activities, cycling and travel amidst a busy schedule of work and research.--alexanderhayes 04:59, 15 April 2014 (UTC)