Mia McLean

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. McLean’s research examines how exposure to neonatal procedural pain-related stress during hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit impacts multiple biological systems (brain, physiological stress) to shape trajectories of anxiety/depressive symptom development in children born very preterm (24 – 32 weeks gestation) using a longitudinal statistical modelling approach. A key aim of her work is to understand how parenting factors may act as protective factors in this at-risk population to directly impact clinic and community.


Research Classification

Research Interests

developmental origins of health and disease
stress regulation
childhood anxiety
Brain development

Research Centres, Clusters, Institutes

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.



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