Amanda Hayes

Ms Amanda Hayes

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

HDR Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Amanda Hayes is a Higher Degree by Research Candidate at Stretton Health Equity (SHE) in the Stretton Institute, University of Adelaide. Her research interests focus on understanding the extent to which South Australian food and agricultural polices support a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system in South Australia. Amanda is currently part of a team working on an ARC funded project investigating the health and environmental impacts of Australian food policies.

Amanda is a nutrition scientist, a lawyer, and a researcher. She comes to her role as a researcher in food policy at SHE from a career spanning aviation law, project management, and arts administration. Her interest in public health nutrition led her to completing a postgraduate master’s degree in human nutrition.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - 2023 Podcast Presenter and Producer Self, Vibrant Lives Podcast
    2016 - 2017 Legal Manager Osmoflo
    2007 - 2010 Editorial Manager and Manager Schools Program Hong Kong International Literary Festival
    1998 - 2003 Manager Business Operations and Insurance Manager Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement Deakin University Australia -
    2017 Award Head of School Academic Achievement Award - Master of Human Nutrition Deakin University Australia -
    1994 Award The National Environmental Law Association (SA) prize University of Adelaide Australia -
    1993 Award Club Letters, Adelaide University Boat Club University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read and write
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2017 Deakin University Australia Master of Human Nutrition
    1990 - 1994 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws
    1989 - 1992 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Jur.)
  • Research Interests

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2022 - ongoing Director Australasian Association and Register of Practicing Nutritionists AARPN Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2024 - ongoing Member Australian Health Promotion Association Australia
    2023 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Nutrition Society of Australia Australia

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