Key Info

  • Position Title
    Research Associate, Palaeontology, Geosciences & Archaeology
  • Section
    Palaeontology Collection
    Life and Geosciences
    Australian Museum Research Institute
  • ORCID iD

Graham is a Research Associate in the Palaeontology Collection at the Australian Museum. He is a former electrical engineer who joined the Australian Museum as a voluntary assistant to the Palaeontology Collection manager. This position, and a lifelong interest in natural history, led him to attend Macquarie University to complete all available palaeontology units.

He pursued further academic activity in this field, while continuing his work in curation assistance, publishing some papers on specimens sourced from Australian collections. In association with the Australian Museum, he is regularly involved in field work.

His current research interest is in the review of all fossil specimens discovered and described from the Triassic Period of the Sydney Basin, using his experience gained in the curation of the Australian Museum collection.


Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), University of New South Wales.

Individual Palaeontology units within the Bachelor of Science program, Macquarie University.


Member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.


  • McLean, G., 2014. A comparative study of the Australian fossil shark egg-case Palaeoxyris duni, with comments on affinities and structure. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 136: 201–218.
  • Mclean, G., 2017. A “mystery fossil” is evidence for massive Devonian trees in Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 69 (2): 101–118.
  • Nel, A., Frese, M., McLean, G. & Beattie, R., 2017. A forewing of the Jurassic dragonfly Austroprotolindenia jurassica Beattie & Nel (Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Talbragar Fish Bed, New South Wales, Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.