Alexander Hayes is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology in an educational and workforce context, with a research focus on the implications and likely impacts of these technologies more broadly for society.

His research is contributing to how academics and practitioners alike are thinking critically about innovations such as Google Glass, wearable technologies, social media, networked learning, unmanned aerial systems, policing, privacy and national security.

Hayes is currently completing a PhD. at the University of Wollongong, NSW within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences (EIS), School of Informations Systems & Technology (SISAT), Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSOR) and as Visiting Researcher at Aalto University, LeGroup, Media Lab, Helsinki. 

He is also a Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre engaged in national and international research projects.

Hayes is a web developer at the Australian National University, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies (IPSS) in the Serving Our Country project, a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.