A day in the life of ... Hayley Green

Hayley Green
Hayley Green is a Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology from the School of Science and Health, based at the Campbelltown campus.

Hayley started working at Western in January 2013. She is a Unit Coordinator for two large first year anatomy units and supervises post-graduate students in Forensic Anthropology.

Hayley is known to use new technologies and innovative approaches when teaching, such as body painting. In 2015, she received a Citation for Outstanding Contribution for Student Learning, recognising these engaging teaching methods.

Read on to find out what it's like to spend a day in the life of Hayley Green.

Before Work

What do you have for breakfast and is there anything you do before you come to work?

We recently got a puppy at home, so mornings involve keeping puppy entertained while trying to get two young children ready for school and out the door by 7.30am. Breakfast usually involves hot buttered toast and coffee … or sometimes a sneaky sweet treat from the local café on the way to work.

What do you do usually do when you first arrive at the University?

More coffee, a chat with colleagues in my corridor and check my emails.

At Work

What classes do you teach?

Introduction to Anatomy (first year Medical Science, Autumn session), Functional Anatomy (first and second year Clinical Health Sciences, Spring session) and Forensic Anthropology (third year Forensic Science, Autumn session).

What are the two or three most important things you are currently working on?

  1. A research project investigating how to determine time since death from remains in the Hawkesbury region.
  2. A journal article on student attitudes towards innovative anatomy teaching techniques .

What regular meetings do you attend?

I attend discipline meetings for the units that I teach to plan for the semester and then debrief at the end of semester, as well as research meetings with Forensic Science staff to discuss current research projects and outcomes.

What is something that can make a positive difference to your day?

Good coffee and, more importantly, when a student contacts me to tell me they really enjoyed a lecture or the unit, or when I hear from a past student who says I helped them achieve their career goals.

After Work

What might we find you doing outside of work?

Outside of work I sing in a cover band and also perform on stage with my local musical theatre group. Otherwise, you might find me on a treat night out to dinner and a movie.