Dr Jenny Macleod is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Pembroke College, Cambridge, whose first lectureship was in Modern British History at the University of Newcastle.
Thereafter, she worked for King's College London, firstly as a research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, and then as a lecturer in Defence Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.
Dr Macleod then returned to the University of Edinburgh as a research fellow before joining the University of Hull as a lecturer in 2006. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. She took on the role of Head of Department in 2019.
During the centenary in 2015 of the Allied attack on Gallipoli, Dr Macleod's research was recognised through a range of media and lecturing invitations including:
- Visiting Canterbury Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Keynote speaker at conferences at the Australian National University, the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey
Dr Macleod was the co-founder of the International Society of the First World War Studies and performed a number of leadership roles for the society up until 2018.