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Biography

Dr Louise McLean is a registered psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology. She is the Course Leader of the Faculty of Education's Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (MEDP) & MEDP/PhD programs. Louise is an elected member of the Australian Psychological Society's (APS) National Committee of Educational and Developmental Psychologists with resposibility for the Course Leaders portfolio. Louise is an Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Melbourne.

Louise's areas of research interest include the identification of psychosocial risk and resilience factors related to well-being across the lifespan and the evaluation of interventions and preventative measures that facilitate sustained and enhanced well-being. She has expertise in quantitative research methods. Louise was awarded a Faculty of Medicine Special Commendation in recognition of her valuable contribution to Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology Supervision and was shortlisted for the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Honours Supervision.

Community service

A keen Masters athlete, Louise is Team Manager for the Masters Women's Team of a Monash affiliated athletics club and a Level 1 Athletics Australia Accredited Athletics Coach. 

Research interests

Louise's research program aims to (a) identify psychosocial factors that enhance or hinder well-being across the lifespan and (b) evaluate interventions and preventative measures that facilitate sustained and enhanced psychological well-being. The program includes students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (MEDP), the MEDP/PhD and the PhD. It is designed to inform psychology teaching, practice and research within the specialist area of educational and developmental psychology. Student research projects address sub-components of a larger multi-faceted research question related to well-being either in the general community or in children with special needs and their siblings and parents. 

Keywords

  • wellbeing, psychosocial risk and resistance factors, chronic conditions, parents and children, lifespan

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Output 2004 2019

A cross-sectional study on intergenerational parenting and attachment patterns in adult children of parents with mental illness

Patrick, P. M., Reupert, A. E. & McLean, L. A., 4 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Child and Family Social Work. p. 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Behavior change techniques incorporated in fitness trackers: content analysis

Chia, G. L-C., Anderson, A. & McLean, L. A., 23 Jul 2019, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7, 7, 12 p., e12768.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Health-related quality of life in paediatric patients up to five years post-treatment completion for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a systematic review

Garas, A., McLean, L. A., De Luca, C. R., Downie, P. & McCarthy, M. C., 21 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

“We are more than our parents’ mental illness”: narratives from adult children

Patrick, P. M., Reupert, A. E. & McLean, L. A., 7 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 5, 16 p., 839.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Development of a pictorial semi-structured Child Anxiety and Coping Interview (CACI): preliminary analysis with school children aged 5–7 years

Ruocco, S., Freeman, N. C. & McLean, L. A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Children Australia. 43, 4, p. 276-288 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Australasian Society of Intellectual Disability (ASID) Australasian Research Award 2013

Fiona Stephanie May (Recipient), Louise McLean (Recipient), Angelika Anderson (Recipient), Alan Hudson (Recipient), Christine Cameron (Recipient) & Jan Matthews (Recipient), 7 Nov 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2017

  • 2 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 1 Committees and working groups

National Committee of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Louise McLean (Member)
7 Jul 20177 Jul 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Louise McLean (Fellow)
8 Sep 2015

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Signposts Parenting Program

Louise McLean (Member)
4 Aug 2009

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute