• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1532 Citations
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1993 …2019
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Personal profile


Prof Stephen McClean began his career at Ulster as a Research officer in Bioanalytical Chemistry in 1999. He became a Lecturer in Proteomics in 2001 before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 and Professor of Bioscience Education in 2017.


  • BSc Hons Science with Business, DIS (Commendation) from Ulster University (1994),
  • MRes (Distinction), Ulster University (1996),
  • DPhil, Ulster University (1999)

Research Interests

  • The isolation and characterisation of bioactive peptides and small molecules from amphibian skin secretions, reptile and arachnid venoms, particularly with application to the field of diabetes.
  • Application of mass spectrometry methodologies for analytical problem-solving in the biosciences.
  • Active learning pedagogies.

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory chemistry, analytical and peptidomic methodologies, natural product discovery and biochemistry.

Administrative Roles

  • Head of School of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Module coordinator for: Chemistry in Practice and Analytical Methodology.

External positions

External Examiner, Royal Holloway University of London


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Research Output 1993 2019

Open Access
teaching method
1 Citation (Scopus)
Peptide Fragments
Islets of Langerhans
xenin 25

Enhancing teaching practice in a cross-disciplinary subject using Positive Pedagogy approaches

Shukla, P., McClean, S. & Hidson, E., 10 Dec 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Nutrition Education and Community Pharmacy: A First Exploration of Current Attitudes and Practices in Northern Ireland

Douglas, P., McCarthy, H., McCotter, L., Gallen, S., McClean, S., Gallagher, A. M. & Ray, S., 5 Mar 2019, In : Pharmacy. 7, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Northern Ireland
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice


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Shortlisted finalist: Ed Wood Teaching Award

Stephen Mc Clean (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Other distinction


Ulster University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship (Team Award)

Stephen Mc Clean (Recipient), William Hagan (Recipient) & J. David Ruddick (Recipient), 2007


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