Dr Scott McLean - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Scott McLean

PhD Sunshine Coast, MSc Sunshine Coast, B Sp& ExSc Sunshine Coast

  • Research Fellow in High Performance Sport
+61 7 5459 4567
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Sunshine Coast
Dr Scott McLean

Dr Scott McLean is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has a background in Exercise Science (MSc, BExSc) and obtained a PhD in Human Factors in Sport in 2018. Scott's PhD involved applying Human factors and system ergonomics methods to enhance performance analysis is football (soccer). His main areas of expertise and interest include performance analysis, teamwork assessment, systems dynamics (novice), extending system ergonomics methods into sporting domains, and coaching science.

Current research projects

  • FIFA World Cup analysis
  • Sunshine Coast Lightning (netball)
  • Brisbane Roar (football)
  • Professional basketball
  • Surfing situational awareness

Featured publications

  • McLean, S., Salmon, P. M., Gorman, A. D., Read, G. J. M., & Solomon, C. (2017). What’s in a game? A systems approach to enhancing performance analysis in football. PLoS One, 12(2), e0172565.

  • McLean, S., Salmon, P.M., Gorman, A.D., Dodd, K., & Solomon, C. (2018). Integrating communication and passing networks in football using social network analysis. Science and Medicine in Football.

  • McLean, S., Salmon, P. M., Gorman, A. D., Stevens, N. J., & Solomon, C. (2018) A social network analysis of the goal scoring passing networks of the 2016 European Football Championships. Human Movement Science, 57, 400-408.

  • McLean, S., Salmon, P. M., Gorman, A. D., Wickham, J., Berber, E., Solomon, C. (In press). The effect of playing formation on the passing network characteristics of a professional football team. Human Movement (Accepted 02/11/2018).

  • Hulme, A., McLean, S., Thompson, J., Salmon, P. M., Lane, B. R., Nielsen, R. O. (In press). Computational methods for modelling complex systems in sports injury research: Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) and Systems Dynamics (SD) modelling. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

Research areas

  • Performance analysis
  • Teamwork assessment
  • Systems dynamics
  • Extending system ergonomics methods into sporting domains
  • Coaching science