Alistair McLean

PhD Student


Alistair’s key research interests are in understanding the contribution of antibodies to protection against malaria, particularly during pregnancy and infancy.

In his honours year, he conducted research antibodies against malaria present in the pregnant mother and their effects on birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.

Alistair’s current research involves investigating antibody responses in women in the post partum period and how this may impact their susceptibility to P. vivax and P. falciparum. He is also undertaking a project investigating antibody responses during infancy to help understand the causal factors involved with the relative clinical protection observed in the first three to six months of life.


2012: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Melbourne

Publications (4)

2017 (3)

2016 (1)