Hayley Stevenson is Associate Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also holds the post of Reader in Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield in 2012, Hayley spent three years at the Australian National University as a postdoctoral fellow working with John S. Dryzek.
Between 2013 and 2016, Hayley was an ESRC Future Research Leader (with a grant value of £247,000). This involved a study of innovations in international environmental policy, focusing on the World Bank. This project analysed processes of institutional learning in the design of new environmental policies, and address challenges to including civil society and heterogeneous perspectives in policy design.
Between 2016 and 2019, Hayley is leading a project with Professor James Meadowcroft called Ecosystem Services: Valuing Nature for Sustainable Development and a Green Economy. This includes a team of researchers in Australia, Canada, Argentina, and the UK. The aim is to understand how the idea of valuing nature has developed, been taken up into policy, and the implications of this for sustainability and justice. This project is funded by a grant of €800,000 from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, The Wellcome Trust and VolkswagenStiftung.
Hayley Stevenson is the author of three books and multiple articles on the politics of climate change and the environment. Her research interests also include the democratic quality of global governance.