Professor Malcolm MacLeod (PhD FBPsS FRSA) is an experimental psychologist whose main research interests are concerned with how we retrieve information from memory, the extent to which we can exercise executive control over memory and how memory relates to identity and the world around us.
His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Scottish Office, Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the British Academy. He has also been the recipient of an RSE Research Fellowship and a British Academy Research Readership.
Before taking up his current appointment, Professor MacLeod spent much of his academic career at the University of St Andrews, where he served in a number of senior academic roles including Vice-Principal (Enterprise and Engagement), Provost of St Leonard’s College and Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Professor MacLeod is currently Honorary Secretary for the Executive Committee of UK Deans of Science, a member of the Selection Committee for the Carnegie Trust (Art, Humanities and Social Sciences), a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and a Trustee of a number of charitable trusts including the St Andrews Voices Festival. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society.