Vada Harlene Hayne ONZM (born 1961/1962) is the vice-chancellor and a professor of psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2002, and is also a fellow of the American Psychological Society. She is the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago.
Born in Oklahoma and brought up in Colorado, Hayne attended Colorado College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Rutgers University, from where she graduated MS and PhD. 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. She served on the Academic Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Marsden Fund Council, and the New Zealand National Science Panel. She is an associate editor of Psychological Review and of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology.
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.
- Rovee-Collier, Carolyn; Hayne, Harlene; Colombo, Michael (2001). The development of Iimplicit and explicit memory. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. ISBN 1556197241.
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- "New Year honours list 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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