Professor Hutchings is a Professor of Health Services Research based at the Institute of Life Sciences 2. Hayley is also the Co-Director of Swansea Trials Unit and Director of the South West Wales Research Design and Conduct Service, both of which are funded by Health and Care Research Wales. Hayley is part of the Patient and Population Health and Informatics Theme of the Medical School. Hayley's first degree was gained from the University of South Wales, Cardiff in 1990 in Biomedical Science (First class honours). She then completed her PhD at Cardiff University where she was based at the Common Cold and Nasal Research Centre on a studentship from Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals. After various research roles, Hayley was appointed as a Lecturer at Swansea University in 2005, and was promoted to a Personal Chair in March 2016.
Hayley has over 25 years post-doctoral research experience in health services research and trials. Hayley's research interests include patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs), trials and the use of anonymised linked routine data. Hayley is currently leading or providing input into a range of research projects within these areas.
Hayley has a successful track record of supervising and examining postgraduate research students and has previously held both school and University strategic level positions to oversee postgraduate research. Hayley is currently a member of the Medical School postgraduate research committee that helps to oversee postgraduate medical student research and strategy.
In addition to her research roles, Hayley supervises undergraduate Applied Medical Sciences and Genetics and Biochemistry students as part of their final year undergraduate research projects.
Hayley provides expert research input to a number of funding committees and high impact medical journals.