Dr. MacLean, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, came to Queen's
as a Commonwealth Scholar and completed his PhD here in 1969. He
returned to Queen's in 1971 following a post-doctoral fellowship at the
University of Edinburgh. Alistair is a psychologist whose research has
been on aspects of the psychology of sleep. His current focus is on the
effects of sleep loss and sleep disorder on performance such as
driving. He is a former Head of the Department of Psychology at Queen's
and a past President of the Canadian Sleep Society.
Before becoming Dean in July, 2006, Dr. MacLean served as Associate Dean and Vice Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science.