John Norman MacLeod
Director of Studies and Vice-Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO). A native of Skye, he was first appointed lecturer in Gaidhealtachd Studies (Highlands and Islands Studies) in 1983, having previously taught history at Plockton High School and was promoted to Head of Studies in 1987.
Since 1998 he has acted as Co-ordinator for the UHI Gaelic and Related Studies Scheme, which includes the Gaelic undergraduate and post-graduate provision, and was a UHI Subject Network Leader for Gaelic and other Contemporary Languages from 2003 - 2010. Currently a member of the following UHI committees - Humanities and Gaelic Faculty Executive, Gaelic Committee, Academic Planning Committee and the Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee.
Is a member of the SMO Senior Management Team and the Board of Management and chairs a number of academic committees at the College. Member of organising committee for a number of conferences and has presented conference papers and was a member of various external committees, particularly related to Gaelic and to widening participation in education. Currently is a member of the Scottish Government’s Excellence Group for Gaelic.