Dr McClean (nee K?nnecke) trained as a lawyer and legal translator in Britain and Germany.
She completed her PhD examining English and German Administrative law. Her monograph, Tradition and Change in Administrative Law, has a worldwide readership.
Dr McClean has published in the field of comparative law, EU law and legal translation.
She is currently working on research into legal transnationalism and communication. Her research has been cited by the House of Lords.