Dr. Hayward, is a tenured associate professor member in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University. For the past 13 years, Dr. Hayward has lead and taken over 215 doctor of physical therapy students on international service trips to Ecuador, China and Mexico.
The purpose of these trips were to provide physical therapy to children with disabilities. She has received several international and local service awards for her work within the local and global communities.
She has won multiple grants and written close to 50 articles on her work. Her current research projects involve examining the use of innovative student assessment strategies, such as student pedagogical teams, and community based participatory research to understand the impact of international service-learning efforts on the community partner.