Professor Donald Hine is the new Head of School, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Professor Donald Hine to the Head of School, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing position.  In this role he will provide strategic leadership to the School, enabling high class research in psychology, human communication sciences and disorders; and to facilitate the use by society of the knowledge gained.

With work focussing on understanding the human dimensions of environmental problems such as resource over-consumption, climate change, air pollution, and invasive species, Don has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.  He joins Canterbury from the University of New England, where he was Professor in the School of Psychology and Behavioural Science and held an Acting Head of School position.  He also held major administrative roles in the School of Psychology, including Deputy Head of the School and Chair of the School’s committees for undergraduate teaching, postgraduate teaching and research.  Don also held the Visiting Erskine Fellowship to the University of Canterbury in 2018.