Dr Hayhow obtained his primary medical degree from Flinders University in South Australia after first completing an Honours degree in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. In the course of his specialist training he undertook a research-based Masters degree in Affective Neuroscience through the University of Maastricht and completed clinical and academic fellowships at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Unit.
Dr Hayhow is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and an accredited member of the RANZCP Faculty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. He also sits on the RANZCP Section of Neuropsychiatry Bi-National Committee.
Dr Hayhow’s main professional interests are Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and neurological comorbidity, including epilepsy, brain injury and cognitive disorders. When he is not at Spectrum he works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Fiona Stanley Hospital and the State Neurosciences Unit, and is Disciple Lead in Psychiatry at the University of Notre Dame. He is also learning to play Go.