Staff profile

Dr Rick Hayes

Senior Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Psychology and Public Health
Department of Public Health

HS1-125, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

ASc (General Studies) Mohegan, BSc (Psych) NY, MDiv (Hons) Denver, PhD (Public Health) LTU, GradCertHigherEd LTU

Area of study

Public Health

Brief profile

My technical and pedagogical blogs (experimental) relating to public health and the semantic web can be accessed here: http://www.linuxenlivens.com.

Rick is the former Head of Department for the undergraduate program (Public Health and Rehabilitation Counselling majors) of the Bachelor of Health Science degree offered by the School of Public Health and Human Bioscience. He is a leading researcher on non-pathologising (salutogenic) approaches to men's health in Australia and is often invited to speak and lecture on matters relating to the social dimensions of men's health. With his research partner, Jack Bulman (CEO, Mibbinbah Ltd), he is currently engaged in research relating to Indigenous men, men’s sheds/spaces and health. Rick lectures in health promotion and public health subjects at the undergraduate level. He works on the health promotion team to provide reflective practice and mentoring opportunities for health promotion workers in the field and field placements for students.

Rick completed his doctorate at the School of Public Health. His topic was: The 'Dialectics' of Survival on the Burma-Thailand Railway: The Problem of Ethics In Antonovsky's 'Sense of Coherence' Construct. The thesis explores the validity and salience of Antonovsky’s 'Sense of Coherence' construct as it relates to public health and men’s health promotion. He used the descriptive phenomenological approach championed by Amadeo Giorgi and used by researchers such as Karen Dahlberg (Reflective Lifeworld Research). Four hundred and twenty-seven vignettes drawn from the diaries or memoirs of six men were examined.

 

Research interests

Gender and health

- Strengths-based approaches to men's health (Salutogenesis); Lifeworld Research (Phenomenology)

Indigenous health

- Creating safe-spaces for Indigenous males to explore their health related concerns

Teaching units

PHE2PHP: Principles of Public Health Practice

PHE2HED: Health Education Development Through Groups

PHE3PFP: Participatory Field Placement

 

Recent publications

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (forthcoming 2014) Deadly Groups: Working well with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males. Group Work In Australia. Book Chapter.

Browne, J., Hayes, R. and Gleeson, D. (2014) Aboriginal Health Policy: Is nutrition the 'gap' in 'Closing the Gap'? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 38(4):362-369.

Barraclough, S., de Silva, P. and Hayes, R., (2014) Tobacco plain packaging: Opportunities for policy transfer. Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2014. London: Commonwealth of Nations, pages 94-97.

Moylan, M.M., Carey, L.B., Blackburn, R., Hayes, R. and Robinson, P. (2013) The Men's Shed: Providing Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Support. Journal of Religion and Health. Published Online, DOI:10.1007/S10943-013-9804-0.

Barraclough, S., and Hayes, R., (2013) Do we need a Commonwealth convention on mental health? Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2013. London: Commonwealth of Nations, pages 46-49.

Hayes, R. (2012) 'Having a voice: Participation and the problem with the National Male Health Policy.' Health Issues: Journal of the Health Issues Centre 109:4-8.

Bettany, K. and Hayes, R. (2012) 'Artistic trove reveals a father's life.' Health Issues: Journal of the Health Issues Centre 109:12-13.

Hayes, R. and Barraclough, S. (2012) 'The problems of accessibility and acceptability in integrated health care for men: Some Australian reflections.' In, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2012. London: Commonwealth of Nations, pages 112-114. 

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2011) 'Mibbinbah and Spirit Healing: Fostering safe, friendly spaces for Indigenous males in Australia.' International Journal of Men’s Health. 10(1):6-25.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2010) 'Yarning Spaces: Dealing with depression and anxiety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males the ‘proper way’.' The CAPA Quarterly (Journal of the Counsellors and Psychotherapitsts Association of NSW). 1:24-28.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2009) ‘Strengthening men friendly practice and health promotion'. National Men’s Health Conference, National Men's Health Gathering 2009, The University of Newcastle, NSW, 6 to 9 October 2009 and Australian Institute of Australian and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, ACT, 28 September to 2 October 2009.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2009) ‘Dealing with Depression and Anxiety among Indigenous Males.’ National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention, National Men's Health Gathering 2009, The University of Newcastle, NSW, 6 to 9 October 2009 and Australian Institute of Australian and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, ACT, 28 September to 2 October 2009.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2009) ‘Indigenous Community Researchers Support Network.’ National Men and Family Relations Forum, National Men's Health Gathering 2009, The University of Newcastle, NSW, 6 to 9 October 2009.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2008) ‘Promoting Indigenous Participation in Health Promotion Education Through Community-based Participatory Research’, Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal 32(3):10-13.

Bulman, J. and Hayes, R. (2008) ‘Mibbinbah: Empowering Indigenous Males through Participatory Action Research into Health’, Australian Health Promotion Association Update.

Hayes, R. and Williamson, S. 'Men's Health'. In Kirch, W. (2008) Encyclopedia of Public Health, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, pp.903-906.

Hayes, R. (2007) ‘Creating Supportive Environments in Which to Address Men’s Health’, Queensland Health Promotion Quarterly (June 2007):7.

Hayes, R. and Williamson, M. (2007) Men’s Sheds: Exploring the Evidence for Best-Practice. Melbourne: La Trobe University.

Hayes, R. and Chaplin, S. (2007) Common Core Program: Evidence, Experience, Implementation: A preliminary report prepared for the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. Melbourne: School of Public Health, La Trobe University, 45 pages.

Morgan, M., Hayes, R., Williamson, M. and Ford, C. (2007) ‘Men’s Sheds: A Community Approach to Promoting Mental Health and Well-being.’ International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 9(3):50-54.

Hayes, R. (2006) Book Review: Health Promotion: Evidence and Experience (Kevin Lucas and Barbara Lloyd), Australian Journal of Primary Health 12(2):177-179.

 

Older publications

Hayes, R. and Williamson, S. (2006) Draft Evidence-based, Best-practice Guidelines for Victorian Men's Sheds, Melbourne, Office of Senior Victorians, Department of Victorian Communities, 62 pages.

Hayes, R. (2005) ‘Making space for men’s health’, Australian Nursing Journal 13(1):33.

Hayes, R. (2005) Victorian Men's Sheds: History and Evidence, Keynote Address for the Victorian Men's Shed Conference, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 10-11 November 2005.

Hayes, R. (2005) Developing and Deploying a Critical Pedagogy for Managed Individual Pathways, Inner North Local Learning and Employment Network, Melbourne, Victoria, 38 pages.

Hayes, R. (2005) Book Review: Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies (Keith Tones and Jackie Green), Australian Journal of Primary Health 11(1):102-103.

Hayes, R. (2005) Saving Cornel Lumiere's Credibility ('A Force' on the Burma-Thailand Railway), Research Festival Paper, School of Public Health, La Trobe University.

Hayes, R. (2004) Book Review: Effective Writing for Health Professionals: A Practical Guide to Getting Published (M.-J. Johnstone), Australian Health Review 27(11):134-136.

Hayes, R. and Meikle, B. (2003) Men Behaving Very Well, Thank You: Australians, Mateship and the Burma-Thailand Railway, Paper presented at the 5th National Men's and Boy's Health Conference (3rd National Indigenous Male Health Convention), Cairns, Queensland, 10-12 September 2003.

Hayes, R. (2003) Promoting Men's Health: From Pathologies to Partnerships. In Gardner and Liamputtong (Eds.), Health, Social Policy and Communities (pp. 141-162), Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

Hayes, R. (2002) Primary Health and The Problem with Men? Australian Journal of Primary Health 8(1):83-85.

Thomas, S., Foreman, P., Hayes, R. and Moran, J. (2002) Older Men's Access to Health and Welfare Services, For Aged Care and Mental Health Branch. Melbourne, Lincoln Gerontology Centre, La Trobe University.

Hayes, R. (2001) Men's Health Promotion: Developing an Intersectoral Strategic Framework, Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Hayes, R. (2001) Book Review: Working with Men in the Human Services, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 25(5):479.

Research projects

Indigenous Male Health Research: Safe Spaces and "Mibbinbah Proper Way"

Salutogenesis, Resilience and the Virtues in Public Health Practice, Education and Research

Health 2.0/3.0: Exploring the Participatory Potential of the Semantic Web  for Public Health and Health Promotion

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