Professor Stephen McClean

Associate Head of School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Coleraine campus
+44 28 7012 4406
Room W1104
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

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 70 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 26), a patent holder, 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

  • Academic Lead for Education within the School of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Module coordinator for: Chemistry in Practice, Biochemistry and Analytical Methodology.

Research Opportunities with Professor Stephen McClean

Title Closing Date  
Utilising spider venom for diabetes drug discovery Funded PhD Opportunity Diabetes UK Friday 28 June 2019 View Details

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