Dr. MacQueen is the Vice Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She earned her PhD in Psychology and her medical degree from McMaster University, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. In 2008 she moved from McMaster to the University of Calgary where she is currently Vice Dean in the Cumming School of Medicine and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education. Her research interests have focused on mood disorders. Dr. MacQueen is an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Palix Foundation, the Strategic Advisory Boards of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Royal’s Institute for Mental Health Research as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of the Integrative Health Institute at the University of Alberta.
She was the 2011 recipient of the Douglas Utting award for studies in depression and is the 2014 recipient of the Heinz Lehmann award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the 2017 recipient of the JM Cleghorn Award for excellence and leadership in clinical research from the Canadian Psychiatric Association.