Greg Moran

Greg Moran was appointed to the post of director, special projects at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in November 2015.  He is currently also involved in a variety of activities related to higher education and in research and scholarship in early child development.  Greg served as provost and chief academic officer of Aga Khan University (AKU) from 2011-2015 and was based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years.  AKU is an international institution of higher learning operating in eight countries on three continents, with campuses in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and England.  He is professor emeritus and provost emeritus at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada where he held an appointment from 1977 through 2015.

At Western, Greg served in a variety of academic leadership capacities including: chair of the Department of Psychology, dean of graduate studies, and, for the 10 years ending in 2005, provost and vice president (academic).  As a developmental/clinical psychologist and professor, he was active in research and graduate supervision throughout his time in these leadership posts.  His early research focused on social behaviour in wolves and other carnivores but, for more than three decades, he has pursued a better understanding of the nature, origins, and developmental consequences of the first relationship between an infant and her mother.  Greg, with his students and collaborators has been involved in a series of diverse but inter-related programs of research, including: studies of adolescent mothers and their children; intervention for families with infants at high risk for poor developmental outcome; comparative study of the development of siblings within a family; and studies of the neurobiological, genetic and psychophysiological correlates of early social interaction and relationships.  His research has been generously supported by a number of national granting agencies throughout his career and has been published regularly in leading journals in the field.

With three collaborators, Greg co-authored a book on the current state and future of higher education in Ontario, Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education (2009).