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Catherine Moran

Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Academic

Tumu Tuarua Akoranga

Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Academic

17 October 2023

About Catherine: 

Professor Catherine Moran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Academic, leads the teaching and learning strategy and academic achievement of our ākonga. 

Provides oversight of: 

  • Academic Governance 
  • Erskine Programme 
  • Future Learning and Development 
  • UC Online 
  • Kia Angitu | Learner Success 
  • Evaluation and Student Insights 
  • Academic Success and Transition 
  • Scheduling and Examinations 
  • Work-Integrated Learning and Careers 



  • Bachelor of Science (University of Western Ontario) 
  • Master of Science (University of Western Ontario) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury) 


Research interests: 

Catherine’s research interests have focused around cognition and memory and the relationship with language processing and production. 

Catherine’s research has focused on young children through to adolescents with and without language impairment. The impact of head injury on the language abilities of young people has been a particular interest. 


Recent publications: 

  • Newbury J., Klee T., Stokes SF. and Moran C. (2016) Interrelationships between working memory, processing speed, and language development in the age range 2–4 years. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 59(5): 1146-1158.
  • Newbury J., Klee T., Stokes SF. and Moran C. (2015) Exploring Expressive Vocabulary Variability in Two-Year-Olds: The Role of Working Memory. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research 58: 1761-1772. 
  • Stokes SF., Moran C. and George A. (2013) Nonword Repetition and Vocabulary Use in Toddlers. Topics in Language Disorders 33(3): 224-237.
  • Westerveld MF. and Moran CA. (2013) Spoken expository discourse of children and adolescents: Retelling versus generation. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 27(9): 720-734. 
  • Moran C., Kirk C. and Powell E. (2012) Spoken persuasive discourse abilities of adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI). Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools 43: 264-275. 
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