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The Vice-Chancellor
Professor Harlene Hayne ONZM, BA  HonDSc (Colorado College) MS PhD (Rutgers), FRSNZ

Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne 2016
Professor Harlene Hayne

Current Term: August 2011 -

Ex officio

Professor Harlene Hayne is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago.

She was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) and prior to that the Head of the Psychology Department.

As a researcher she continues to supervise post graduate students and to publish in the area of memory development and risk taking.  She currently holds a Marsden grant for her research on interviewing children in clinical and legal contexts.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the Association for Psychological Science.

In 2009 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medical and scientific research.  She is currently the Chair of Fulbright New Zealand and she serves on the Board of Treasury.