The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University whose responsibilities include overseeing the quality and operation of all academic programmes of the University and formulating and implementing academic policy in conjunction with the Deans of the Faculties and Directors of Institutes. The Provost also chairs academic, consultative, or research forums and committees established for the development of future academic units of the University.

Since 1977, Dr Greg Moran has been a member of the faculty of the University of Western Ontario (UWO), in London, Ontario, Canada, and has been a full Professor since 1992. He has also held a number of administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and twice was Acting President.

Dr Moran obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal, and his graduate degrees at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Both his master’s and his doctoral theses were based on studies in animal behaviour, specifically with respect to wolves and meerkats, but his interest has since shifted to human behaviour.

For more than 20 years, Dr Moran has worked to improve our understanding of the nature, origins and consequences of the relationship between mothers and their infants. His research includes studies on the impact of a variety of family situations on mothers and their children, and also on the special challenges faced by adolescent mothers.

He has been a member of both the Clinical and Developmental groups within the Department of Psychology at UWO and has been registered as a practicing psychologist in the Province of Ontario, Canada for more than 25 years.