BPharm(Hons), MPharm, PhD
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Professor McLean is a graduate of the University of Sydney (MPharm, PhD) and has worked at various universities in Australia, Europe and North America. His research career has covered many areas of pharmacology including the metabolism of drugs and other chemicals, clinical pharmacology of selected drugs, drug analysis, harm reduction strategies for alcohol and other social drugs, and plant-herbivore interactions.
For three years, he was Head of Pharmacy and has served as board member of several professional societies. In 2006 he was elected Life Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Professor McLean's teaching areas are in pharmacology and toxicology, and in 2007 he was awarded a Teaching Merit Award by the University of Tasmania.
Professor McLean's current research interests are harm reduction strategies for alcohol and other drug problems, and in applying a pharmacological approach to chemical ecology. Both involve collaboration with colleagues in several other disciplines. One project he is involved in is characterising the chemicals in scent glands of the brushtail possum, as a first step in better understanding how chemical communication is used in social organisation in this species. The methods developed will be applied to study scents of the red fox.
Authorised by the Associate Head, Pharmacy
1 May, 2015