Professor Catriona McLean directs the Department of Anatomical Pathology, the Victorian Neuromuscular Service and the Solid Tumour Division of the Molecular Pathology Unit for Alfred Health and the Victorian Brain Bank, Florey Neurosciences.
She is also the pathologist for the Victorian Melanoma Service and the Australian National Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease Registry.
With expertise in pathology and neuropathology, she has published more than 350 research papers in the fields of dementia and cancer.
As inaugural director of the NHMRC Australian Brain Bank Network, Professor McLean has enabled accurate provision of pathologically characterised tissues to national and international researchers, supporting more than 600 papers.
She has innovated and implemented an online pathology medical curriculum and initiated and developed the post-fellowship neuropathology national curriculum. Professor McLean has international, national, state and university awards for education, research supervision, research and her contribution to the field of pathology.