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Biography

Dr Louise McLean is a Registered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Louise began her working life as a school counsellor and teacher of English and psychology. She moved into academia in 2000 and was the co-ordinator of the Honours Equivalent Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Course for 11 years. She is now Course Leader of the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (MEDP) & MEDP/PhD programs. Louise is an elected member of the APS National Committee of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and has resposibility for the Course Leaders portfolio.

Louise is an Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Her areas of research 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. 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

Louise is an 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, Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, MEDP/PhD and PhD. It is designed to inform psychology teaching, practice and research within the specialist area of educational and developmental psychology that exists within the Faculty of Education and the Krongold Clinic. Student research projects address sub-components of the 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 2018

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., 22 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Children Australia. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Learning to cope: a CBT evaluation exploring self-reported changes in coping with anxiety among school children aged 5–7 years

Ruocco, S., Freeman, N. C. & McLean, L. A., 16 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nature streaming: contrasting the effectiveness of perceived live and recorded videos of nature for restoration

Snell, T. L., McLean, L. A., McAsey, F., Zhang, M. & Maggs, D., 1 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Environment and Behaviour. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parental expressed emotion during two forms of family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa

Allan, E., Le Grange, D., Sawyer, S. M., McLean, L. A. & Hughes, E. K., Jan 2018, In : European Eating Disorders Review. 26, 1, p. 46-52 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Use of technology to support self-management in individuals with autism: systematic review

Chia, G. L. C., Anderson, A. & McLean, L. A., 1 Jun 2018, In : Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 5, 2, p. 142-155 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

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

Fiona Stephanie May (Recipient), Louise Anne 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