Dr Catriona Macdonald is a graduate of St Andrews, Strathclyde and Heriot Watt universities, and is currently Reader in Late Modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow, having previously worked at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Her research interests focus on the socio-political and cultural history of modern Scotland, and her major publications include The Radical Thread and Whaur Extremes Meet (Saltire History Book of the Year, 2010), and the edited volumes Unionist Scotland and Scotland and the Great War. Between 2011 and 2014 Dr Macdonald edited the Scottish Historical Review.
Catriona became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in September 2014 and her term of appointment runs until August 2018. She lives in Glasgow.