Professor Malcolm MacLeod

Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)

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.


  • Deputising as required for the Principal
  • Ensuring appropriate academic engagement and representation in relation to service delivery priorities
  • Academic lead in operational planning and operational resource management process
  • Academic lead regarding institutional strategy on public engagement, internal and external communications and public affairs
  • Academic lead on academic staffing policy, operational staffing issues, and equality and diversity
  • Academic lead on institutional strategy on corporate sustainability, well-being and resilience.
Malcolm MacLeod

Professor Malcolm MacLeod
Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)

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Mrs Carol Anne Greenan
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