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Professor Stephen McClean

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.

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