Bronwyn Hayward is a New Zealand political scientist and geographer. She is currently an Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Hayward advises a number of international bodies on sustainability. She was the only New Zealand lead author involved in preparations for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special 1.5 response to the Paris Agreement, and became a lead author for its special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees.