Dr Joel Hayward
is a New Zealand scholar and author who now lives and lectures in the United Kingdom.
Fluent and qualified in several languages, Dr. Hayward holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees
in military history from the University
of Canterbury. He has had fellowships from the German government and is a Research Associate
of the United States Air Force.
In November 1998 the Mayor of his city, Palmerston North, presented Dr Hayward's
book on Stalingrad as the city’s official gift to His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York,
during the latter’s royal tour.
Until June 2002 Dr Hayward was a Senior Lecturer in Defence and Strategic Studies
at Massey University. From 1997 to 2004 he lectured at the New Zealand Army’s Officer Cadet School and the Air Force’s Command and Staff
College and also taught strategic thought for several years at the Royal
New Zealand Naval College.
Dr. Hayward’s books include a widely praised and much quoted account of the Stalingrad airlift [click red link
for details], a volume on jointness and the New Zealand Defence Force, and a co-authored book on New Zealand officers and their experiences of command [click red link for
Another recent book, published by the United States Navy in May 2003, is his
thematic analysis of Lord Nelson's war-fighting style [click red link for details]. It has gained what can only be described
as stunning reviews around the world and has already been picked up as a set text by the US Naval War College, as was his
airpower book by the US Air Command and Staff
Dr Hayward's work-in-progress, A “Bomb
and Pray” War: Explaining Yugoslavia’s Stubborn Resistance to NATO Coercion, 1999, should appear in bookstores
during February 2006.
His articles have appeared in many of the world's leading international defence journals
and magazines. He has also contributed to specialist military encyclopaedias, and has even had much poetry and fiction published,
including a book of short stories and a book of poetry.
Dr. Hayward's works have been translated into German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Serbian.
His postal address is:
Dr Joel Hayward,
Defence Studies Department
King's College London,
Joint Services Command and Staff College,
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom,
Wiltshire SN6 8TS,
Ph. 0044 (0)1793 788126
His contact email address is: