Professor McLean directs Anatomical Pathology and the State Neuromuscular Service, Alfred Health. With expertise in pathology and neuropathology, she has published 300+ research papers in the fields of: dementia and cancer. As inaugural director of the NHMRC Australian Brain Bank Network she has enabled accurate provision of pathologically characterized tissues to national and international researchers supporting 600+ papers. She has innovated and implemented an on-line pathology medical curriculum and initiated and developed the post-fellowship neuropathology national curriculum. She has international, national, state and university awards for: education, research supervision, research and for her contribution to the field of Pathology.