• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1458 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
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.

He is the author of over 55 peer-reviewed publications and has given presentations at national and international conferences.


  • 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.

Teaching Interests

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

Administrative Roles

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

External positions

External Examiner, Royal Holloway University of London


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Research Output 1993 2019

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, 7, 27, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Northern Ireland
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Interactive Technologies to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

McClean, S. & Crowe, W., 25 Apr 2018

Research output: Other contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Novel dual incretin agonist peptide with antidiabetic and neuroprotective potential

Pathak, NM., Pathak, V., Gault, V. A., McClean, S., Irwin, N. & Flatt, PR., 19 Jul 2018, 155, p. 264-274 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypoglycemic Agents
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1