Sara McLean
  • Webinar panellist

Dr Sara McLean

Psychologist, SA

Dr Sara McLean is a registered psychologist and Adjunct Fellow at the University of South Australia.

She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has been working in the area of child and adolescent mental health since 1997.

Sara has expertise regarding the psychological issues associated with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; neurodiversity arising from early adversity; and the support needs of children with challenging behaviour living in foster and residential care.

Sara was awarded the inaugural ACU Linacre Fellowship at Oxford University in recognition of her work supporting children in care settings with high stakes behaviours.

Sara is a member of the workforce development team at Emerging Minds National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.


The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.