Harlene Hayne

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Vada Harlene Hayne ONZM (born 1961/1962) is the vice-chancellor and a professor of psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.[1] She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2002,[2] and is also a fellow of the American Psychological Society.[1] She is the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago.[3]

Academic background[edit]

Born in Oklahoma and brought up in Colorado,[4] Hayne attended Colorado College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Rutgers University, from where she graduated MS and PhD.[2] She spent four years as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University, and moved to New Zealand in 1992 to join the University of Otago as a lecturer in the Psychology Department.[5] She served on the Academic Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Marsden Fund Council, and the New Zealand National Science Panel.[1][5] She is an associate editor of Psychological Review and of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology.[5][6]

Hayne is leading researcher in memory development in infants, children, adolescents and adults and her work has been cited in legal proceedings both nationally and internationally.[4]

In the 2009 New Year Honours she was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to scientific and medical research.[7]

Selected works[edit]

  • Rovee-Collier, Carolyn; Hayne, Harlene; Colombo, Michael (2001). The development of Iimplicit and explicit memory. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. ISBN 1556197241. 


  1. ^ a b c "Professor Harlene Hayne". Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Academy: G–I". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Prof Harlene Hayne announced as Vice-Chancellor of Otago Uni". Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Gibb, John (10 February 2011). "Memory scholar new head at Otago". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Professor Harlene Hayne". Global Women. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand Journal of Psychology". National Office of the NZ Psychological Society. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Year honours list 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2015.