Professor Harlene Hayne ONZM

Vice‐Chancellor, Curtin University

Professor Harlene Hayne is Vice‐Chancellor of Curtin University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2009 she was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to scientific and medical research. In 2012 she received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Colorado College, USA, and in 2021 she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Otago where she had been the Vice‐Chancellor since 2011.

Professor Hayne has recently been appointed as an honorary Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), a Director of the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) Executive Board, and a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).

Originally from the United States, Professor Hayne received a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College, and a Master of Science and PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from Rutgers University. She spent three years as a post‐doctoral fellow at Princeton before joining the University of Otago in 1992. She subsequently served as Head of the Psychology Department and as Deputy Vice‐Chancellor Research and Enterprise before being appointed as Vice‐Chancellor.

Professor Hayne continues to conduct research and she has published widely in the area of memory development and adolescent risk taking and has also supervised numerous PhD, master and undergraduate honours theses. She is an Associate Editor of Psychological Science in the Public Interest and of Memory, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Infant Behaviour and Development and of Developmental Psychobiology